ACG New York: PE/IB Quarterly Forum - Investing in Family and Founder Led Businesses

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June 10, 2021 5 PM - 6:30 PM EDT

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This Meeting will specifically cover:
A. Pre-Sale Considerations
  • Decision making process, including preserving culture & identity, solving for family specific dynamics, and succession planning
  • Attractiveness of investing in a family or founder led company
B. Sale Process
  • Preparation, including transparency to organization and marketplace, data integrity / KPIs, and proper organizational chart
  • How to choose the right partner
  • Common themes in diligence and 
  • How to mitigate risks
C. Post Close
  • Functional and cultural integration
  • How to drive value and successful outcomes
  • Important lessons learned

Steered by the ACG NY PE/IB committee the PE/IB Series is a quarterly meeting for Private Equity Executives, Investment Bankers, Lenders and invited guests. Each exclusive peer-to-peer gathering is an excellent forum for ACG NY member only PE/IB executives and others, such as Lenders, to share experiences and best practices while developing relationships in a convenient, enjoyable and relaxing setting.
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Christopher Thomas

Moderator, Christopher Thomas

Aterian Investment Partners
Co-Founder & Partner

Mr. Thomas is a Partner at Aterian Investment Partners and serves on the Investment Committee. Mr. Thomas has over 20 years of transaction and operation experience from growth specific opportunities to complex situations. Prior to Aterian, Mr. Thomas was a Principal at Sun Capital Partners focused primarily on chemical, industrial and consumer products in the public and private markets. Mr. Thomas began his career in the Investment Banking group at Oppenheimer in New York, where he executed various corporate transactions and financings. Mr. Thomas graduated cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Charles Compo

Charles Compo

Carriage Hill
Managing Partner

Mr. Compo is Managing Partner at Carriage Hill, a boutique investment bank specializing in privately negotiated transactions with family and founder owned companies in the middle market. He has over thirty years of diverse business experience and has acted as both a principal and advisor on many transactions involving debt and equity financings, acquisitions, and corporate restructurings across various industries, including healthcare, industrial services, logistics, and software. Prior to forming Carriage Hill, he was a partner at Iridium Partners, and earlier in his career he was employed with Loeb, Rhodes, Hornblower & Company in various operational capacities on the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the American Stock Exchange.

Andru Coren

Andru Coren

Eaglestone, LLC
Chief Executive Officer

Andru is the CEO of Eaglestone, an Aterian portfolio company. Eaglestone acts as an umbrella company, providing back office support for a diverse group of construction related companies including, but not limited to, PJ Mechanical, The Pace Companies, Delta Sheet Metal, and Lotus Biosecurity.  

Prior to Aterian’s acquisition of The Pace Companies and the founding of Eaglestone, Andru was the owner CEO/President of the Pace Companies for over 30 years. The Pace Companies is a multi-generational company operating in the New York area for over 50 years. While at the helm of The Pace Companies, Andru and his handpicked team completed the plumbing, mechanical, and fire protection portion of some of New York’s most iconic buildings, including Tower 4 of the WTC, Jacob Javits Center, UN Secretariat Building, Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, among many others.

Kim Kroll

Kimberly Kroll

Ampersand Leadership Group

As a Partner at Ampersand Leadership Group, Kim engages directly with executives, boards, and investors in confronting their most important leadership challenges to maximize value creation. With a specialty in family-owned and founder-led business acquisitions, her sweet spot is serving private-equity clients as a trusted advisor during diligence and critical transitions. Kim’s consulting expertise is bolstered by almost two decades of hands-on operational experience leading LPK International, a fourth-generation firm specializing in the design and production of home furnishings and housewares. Her focus on individual and team development demonstrated time and again that an unwavering emphasis on human capital not only produces sustainable value, but also significantly increases competitive advantage. Kim graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Hosted by: ACG
New York

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Complimentary for ACG Members
$25 for Non-members

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