ACG 101 2023 Private Equity and M&A Panel

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Event Details


June 7, 2023 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM PDT

Location Name
The Provence Room at The Westlake Village Inn
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Join ACG 101 for a live panel discussion on the Current State of Private Equity and Middle Market M&A, with Laura Held from Shamrock Capital, Travis Mack from Saalex Corporation, Craig Enenstein from Corridor Capital and Matthew Brown of WhiteHorse Capital. 

The panel will be led by Eva Davis, Corporate Partner and Chair of the Transactions Department at Winston & Strawn LLP, with a market overview given by David Bonrouhi of the investment banking firm, Calabasas Capital. Topics will include trends in deal volume, valuation, deal structuring, availability of leverage, inflation, interest rates, industry-specific deal dynamics and fallout from the recent banking crisis.

*** Dress is business casual

*** Drinks and appetizers will be served at the event

ACG 101 encourages Uber or other ride share options when drinking alcoholic beverages



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Eva Davis, Moderator

Winston & Strawn
Private Equity M&A Lawyer

Recognized by Best Lawyers in America and ranked in Chambers, Eva is a savvy dealmaker who works with some of the most active private equity funds in the country. With over 20 years of experience, Eva provides astute commercial recommendations alongside her strategic M&A advice when negotiating on behalf of US and global public and private companies, boards of directors and private equity funds involving their most significant transactional matters.


David Bonrouhi, Industry Update

Calabasas Capital
Managing Director

David Bonrouhi is co-founder and Managing Director of Calabasas Capital, a boutique investment banking firm that provides M&A advisory and private equity and debt capital raising for lower mid-market companies. David has 25 years of investment banking and private equity experience. He began his investment banking career at Merrill Lynch in New York and later worked in private equity and venture capital for UnionBanCal Equities, where he co-managed Union Bank’s $200 million portfolio of private equity investments in middle market companies in a wide range of industries. David began his career as a CPA and tax consultant with Price Waterhouse in New York. David holds Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses with Fallbrook Capital Securities Corporation (Calabasas Capital is a dba of Fallbrook Capital). David is a licensed California CPA (inactive) and a licensed California real estate broker. David has an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management; and a Masters in Tax and a B.S. in Accounting from Miami of Ohio.

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Travis Mack, Panelist

Valeo Networks

Travis T. Mack is the Founder and Fund Manager of the Greenwood Self Storage Funds, a $25 million-dollar commercial real estate Private Equity fund that was launched in June 2022. The fund takes advantage of his 15 years of experience in the self-storage vertical, acquiring cash flowing "B" market self storage assets, and utilizing facility automation and green initiatives to reduce expenses and drive return for investors. Greenwood is dedicated to providing high quality, private equity investments to a broader more diverse investor group. In addition to his work with Greenwood, Mr. Mack holds various leadership roles in both the federal government and private sectors. He is the Chairman & CEO of Saalex Corporation, a Federal aerospace and defense contractor generating over $100 million in annual revenues and employing over 800 people nationwide serving the Army, Navy, Air Force, NASA, and Municipal governments. Prior to founding Saalex Corporation, Mr. Mack served in the U.S. Navy for over 7 years, where he earned several accolades as a decorated service-disabled Veteran. Mr. Mack is also the CEO of Valeo Networks, a commercial Information Technology company focusing on Cybersecurity, cloud solutions, network administration, and security for small and medium-sized businesses. Valeo generates over $20 million in annual revenue and employs over 100 people nationwide. Valeo is backed by the renowned Private Equity Firm Siebert, Williams, and Shank to execute a Mergers & Acquisition consolidation strategy for IT Managed Services Providers. In 2019, Mr. Mack founded "The Mack Foundation," a non-profit organization that provides scholarships and educational opportunities to kids and underserved communities. The foundation's mission is to break financial barriers for students, provide opportunities and show them that hard work pays off. Mr. Mack holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business from Webber International University, and completed Executive Leadership Programs at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, HBCU Clark Atlanta University, USC Marshall School of Business, and UCLA Anderson School of Business. He is also a certified Diverse Asset Manager by the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) and a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt.

Laura Held

Laura Held, Panelist

Shamrock Capital

Laura is a Partner and member of the Executive Committee of Shamrock Capital. She currently serves as a director of AnswerLab, Highwire, VidMob, Adweek, Bayard, and EDO. Previously, Laura served on the boards of Wpromote, Mobilitie, RBmedia, and Questex. Prior to joining Shamrock in 2012, Laura worked in the Corporate Strategy group at The Walt Disney Company. She also previously worked at The Carlyle Group and Credit Suisse.

Laura graduated cum laude from Georgetown University and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Craig Enenstein

Craig Enenstein, Panelist

Corridor Capital, LLC

Craig founded Corridor Capital, LLC in 2005 to pursue investments in lower middle market buyouts. Leveraging his operating and investment experience, Craig approaches investing as an active partner. Craig developed Corridor Capital to be a strategic and operational partner to the companies in which it invests and to work closely with the management and boards of directors of those companies.

Prior to launching Corridor Capital, Craig led transactions for Omninet Capital, Liberty Digital and Knowledge Universe where he completed over two dozen private equity and venture capital investments across a wide range of industries. He developed a reputation for working closely with management of the portfolio companies to assist in business strategy, mergers and acquisitions sourcing and execution, capital access and structuring, operations restructuring and business planning. Prior to joining Knowledge Universe, Craig was a strategy consultant with L.E.K. Consulting and Bain & Company.

Craig currently serves on the boards of Athena Holdings, LLC, CCT Holdco, LLC, CEO Warrior Holdings, LLC, Consolidated Flooring, LLC, FMT Holdings, LLC, Freehold Parent Corporation, IE Food Holdings, LLC, NPAS Holdings, LLC, Specialty Marketing & Communications Holdings, LLC and WWLT Holdings, LLC. He also serves on the boards of Naspers Limited, Prosus N.V., Berkeley Political Economy Advisory Board, Sure, Inc., Wharton Graduate Executive Board of Directors and Wharton Private Equity + Venture Capital Association, as a member of the Limited Partner Advisory Committee for March Capital Gaming and Alumni Advisor to the Student Fellowship Program at the Harris Family Alternative Investments Program at The Wharton School. He has also served on the boards of directors of AirPrime, Inc., Arrowsight, Inc., CDI Holdco, LLC, Circuitronics EMS Holdings, LLC, CPMG Holdings, LLC,, Game Show Network, LLC, IOP Holdings, LLC, MAKE IT IN LA, MIH Holdings, Ltd., NameSafe, LLC, OpenTV, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTV), Paramount Scaffold, Inc., TIR Systems, Limited (TSX: TIR) and TrashMasters, LLC. He served on the Wharton Alumni Executive Board of Directors for over 10 years (serving as President, Chairman and Chairman Emeritus for 7). Craig is an active member of Young Presidents’ Organization. He holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business, an M.A. in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.


Matthew Brown, Panelist

WhiteHorse Capital
Managing Director

Matthew is a Managing Director at WhiteHorse Capital. Based in Los Angeles, Matthew is responsible for sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored transactions. As a senior business development officer, Matthew has primary responsibility for managing key relationships throughout the Western United States. Matthew has significant experience executing complex transactions and financings across a wide variety of sectors, including business services, healthcare, industrials, technology, energy, environmental services, food and consumer.

Matthew has over 18 years of experience in investment banking, leveraged finance and principal investing. He has held positions with UnionBanCal Equities, Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Jefferies & Company, and Imperial Capital.

Matthew received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurship from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

About WhiteHorse Capital

Founded in 2004, WhiteHorse Capital provides senior and second lien debt for refinancing, growth capital, acquisitions, buyouts, and balance sheet recapitalizations for middle market companies in the United States, Canada, and Europe. We provide a wide range of financing solutions across a range of industries and capital structures, to owner-operators as well as sponsor-led businesses.

WhiteHorse Capital’s team of 70 investment professionals has decades of experience and a proven track record of providing creative financing structures and employing a long term relationship oriented portfolio management philosophy. Please visit us online at to learn more .

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