What Business Owners Should Know About Opportunities With Private Equity Groups
February 16, 2008: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Are you a business owner who is looking to grow your business substantially or sell it for top dollar? You may want to consider is working with a private equity group (PEG). This symposium will feature leaders of a dozen or more PEGs of various types from across the country.
Room 100, First Floor
450 North Cityfront Plaza
$125.00 for the public
$ 95.00 to GSB alumni/faculty/students
(Register by Feb. 9th to save an additional $30.00)
Register early, limited seating. This will sell out. Register by February 9th and save $30.00.
Bill Wentz, Class of 1988, XP-57
630-527-8552, ext. 304
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You will learn from these leaders about the various kinds of PEGs, what they are seeking and where the opportunities are for business owners. You will also have several opportunities to meet the PEG leaders face-to-face in informal settings: at breaks, at the luncheon and after the symposium
This is designed to be a very unique event: one where leaders in the PEG community can meet business owners and where business owners can meet PEGs. The response from the PEG community has been very positive because this symposium will allow them to meet dozens of private business owners who might have an interest in working with them.
Business owners will want to attend if they are:
• Considering selling their business in the next five years
• Looking for a business/financial partner to take them to a new level
• Seeking financing to grow their business
• Interested in recapitalizing their business to take some money out
PEGs come in all models, shapes and sizes. Most have very specific business models and requirements and niches. Others are more flexible. You need to find out which ones may offer the best opportunities for you and your business.
Our lead-off speakers will be two truly outstanding speakers on private equity: Tom Bagley, senior managing director of Pfingsten Partners, and Kevin Murdock , founder and principal of the Legacy Network. Over its 18 years, Pfingsten Partners has acquired 17 platform companies and 37 add-ons. With $285 million in its most recent fund, Pfingsten can make acquisitions of platform companies in its targeted value range of $25 to $100 million and smaller add-on acquisitions. The Legacy Network, on the other hand, focuses on small and mid-sized businesses, especially companies with a solid management team. Legacy seeks to build on the foundation established by the founder/owner, backing the current management team and helping that team to improve performance and sustain growth.