SLIDESHOW PRESENTATION: MidmarketFinal.ppt
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Thursday, March 31
2 PM ET/11 AM PT
Multibillion-dollar auctions may seem like a thing of the past, and in recent years the middle market is where the action has been. In 2011, midmarket auctions are showing signs of even more competition and growth. Private equity firms are flush with cash, strategics are looking for growth, valuations are climbing, and the economy seems a bit rosier. All these factors are meshing to create a midmarket auction atmosphere that many in the dealmaking community are talking about.
Tune in to The Deal's webcast "Competitive Midmarket Auctions," where our expert panel will explore the sectors within the midmarket in 2011 that will have the most intriguing auctions, the financing market behind midmarket auction deals, the role PE and strategics will play and what regions would-be acquirers are focusing on.
After listening to this in-depth analysis with notable dealmaking experts and our editor, you'll have a refreshed perspective on the key factors that will make the difference to your firm's success.
Mary Kathleen Flynn
Senior editor/video producer
The Deal LLC
Mary Kathleen Flynn anchors The Deal's online video show, while also covering technology deals, Web 2.0 entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Prior to The Deal, she was an on-air correspondent for CNN, CNNfn and MSNBC, where she was part of the network's launch team and made regular appearances on news programs of its sister networks, NBC and CNBC.
Signal Hill Capital
Ira D. Cohen has over 30 years of experience in the technology industry as an investment banker, private equity investor and chief financial officer. Prior to Signal Hill, Cohen was the managing partner, president and co-founder of Updata Advisors. On Aug. 1, Updata Advisors merged into Signal Hill. Prior to founding Updata, Cohen was the CFO and treasurer of CGA Computer Inc. CGA was a public software and services company that Cohen helped to take private in a management leveraged buyout in 1984.
Before CGA, as CFO, he guided Tridex Corp. and Computer Magnetics Inc., both publicly traded components and systems manufacturers, through acquisitions, divestitures, financings and an initial public offering. Earlier, Cohen held various operating roles at Quest Diagnostics, the world's largest clinical laboratory. He began his career with Laventhol and Horwath, a large international accounting firm.
Scott B. Perper joined Pamlico Capital in 1988 and serves as the head of the firm. His investing efforts are focused in the communications and healthcare industries. Perper's current board affiliations include Hosting.com Inc. Representative prior boards include American Renal Holdings Inc., House of Blues, inFlow Inventory Software, NuVox Communications and USA Compression Partners.
Prior to joining Pamlico Capital, Perper was vice president of the media and entertainment group at Kidder, Peabody & Co. Perper received a B.A. from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.
Pepper Hamilton LLP
James D. Rosener is a partner in the commercial department of Pepper Hamilton LLP. He heads the firm's international practice group, is managing partner of the New York office and has served as a member of the firm's executive committee. His practice is devoted primarily to international transactions, private equity, mergers and acquisitions and corporate financing.
Rosener has represented domestic and foreign private equity funds in transactions in over 70 countries. He also has represented U.S.-based companies in transactions throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia (particularly, India and China), as well as several European, Indian, South American and Japanese companies in merger and acquisitions, financing and licensing transactions involving the United States. In addition, he also has represented management-led groups in the acquisition of businesses from divesting corporations.
Rosener is a member of the bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York and is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey and to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.
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