Turnaround Management with Alvarez & Marsal: operating focus on investments pre and post acquisition
December 8, 2008: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
How leading private equity funds are bringing an operating focus into their investments pre and post acquisition. Specific topics to be discussed include:
- The increasing use and deployment of operational talent by PE funds;
- Best practices in driving operational change in portfolio companies;
- Performance improvement strategies and techniques
Chicago GSB Europe Campus
Woolgate Exchange, 25 Basinghall St
London, United Kingdom
Panelist details are as follows:
•Liz Sands from 3i - an expert in Organisational Alignment who leads the delivery of 3i's overall Active Partnership programme.
Liz Sands bio
•Eric Machiels - Operating Partner at Terra Firma Capital Partners. Terra Firma is a leading European private equity firm with offices in London and Frankfurt employing over 100 people. Terra Firma’s portfolio companies include EMI, one of the world’s largest music companies and the world’s largest music publisher.
•Oren Peleg - from Oaktree Capital Management who runs the fund’s portfolio enhancement team. Oaktree is a global investment management corporation with over €50 billion of assets under management.
Panel Chair: Jack McCarthy is a Managing Director and National Practice Leader of Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group, which serves both private equity sponsors and strategic investors. Jack holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is the leading independent global professional services firm that provides specialised turnaround management, performance management, transaction advisory, restructuring and corporate advisory services to companies and investors.