Agenda - Day 1

September 15, 2020


Panel One - EST Timezone

State of the Industry for Independent Sponsors

Tuesday September 15, 2020 | 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

  • What’s new with being an independent sponsor in today’s world
  • Standing out from the crowd in the current environment
  • Selecting the right capital provider in the current environment
  • Identifying good deals in the current environment
  • If/when you should consider raising a fund

Claudine M. Cohen

Managing Principal, Transactions & Turnaround Advisory

CohnReznick LLP

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Brett Hickey

Founder & CEO

Star Mountain Capital

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Josh Susser


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Benjamin G. Schneider

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

BASE Equity Partners LP

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Bruce Lipian

StoneCreek Capital

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Paul Shufro

Greyrock Capital Group

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Panel Two - EST Timezone

Working Together Post Acquisition During the Hold Period

Tuesday September 15, 2020 | 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM

  •  Identifying where you can you add the most value -- optimizing cost structures
  • Understanding liquidity needs, assessing supply chains, etc
  • Getting the right talent at portfolio companies
  •  Importance of picking the right professional service providers & other intermediaries

Doug Song

Managing Partner


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Faraz Abasi


Senior Partner

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Drew N. Bagot

Managing Partner

Serata Capital Partners

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John Sheffield

Managing Director

Valley Ridge Investment Partners

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Steve Reinstadtler

Founding Partner

SR Capital Advisors

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Panel Three - EST Timezone

Preparing for Exits in the COVID 19 World

Tuesday September 15, 2020 | 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Timing your exit
  • What data to collect and how to present it to potential buyers
  • Communicating exits plans to port co management teams

Caroline Young



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Tim Welles

Managing Partner

Pine Street

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Michael Kornman

NCK Capital

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Roundtable Discussion - EST

Buying Distressed Assets as an Independent Sponsor & Capital Provider Team

Tuesday September 15, 2020 | 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

  • Picking the right deals from a sea of defaults
  •  Which industries offer the best distressed opportunities currently
  • Unique due diligence considerations for distressed companies


Michael Weiner


Fox Rothschild

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Kevin J. Conner

Managing Director

Westrock Partners

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Scott J. Saunders

Managing Director

Farlie Turner & Co., LLC

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