Fri, January 19, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM EST
Cleveland Racquet Club
29825 Chagrin Boulevard
Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124
The Private Equity Industry ended 2017 with close to $556 billion in “dry powder” available for investment in privately held companies. Business owners can tap into this capital by getting to know what private equity funds look for in target investments, and executing on strategies to enable their companies adopt these characteristics.
It’s worth the while: Private equity firms bring resources that can help companies double or triple in size, or more, over their investment period. Private equity firms increasingly offer non-control options to ownership as well, allowing founders and operators to share heavily in the rewards of co-ownership as their company grows.
Ten-year veteran of The Riverside Company, Cheryl Strom, will speak about the industry, her firm (which closed on more than 45 investments in 2017), and why accessing outside capital can lead to breakthroughs for business owners.
Join Cheryl and an engaged audience and get insights to these topics and more along with Q & A at the Cleveland Racquet Club. Check in and complimentary breakfast starts at 730a, Panel starts at 750a. This event is complimentary and by invitation only.
Cheryl Strom – Regional Director, The Riverside Company. Cheryl currently serves as Regional Director, Origination, for The Riverside Company. She works with deal sources throughout the Midwest to originate new investments for three North American funds.
Prior to arriving at Riverside in 2006, she worked in the Debt Capital Markets group of National City (now PNC), structuring and originating senior debt facilities >$50 million. Cheryl received her M.B.A. from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University; and her B.A. from John Carroll University.
With over $6 billion in assets under management, The Riverside Company is one of the largest and oldest global private equity firms. Riverside makes control and non-control investments in companies with enterprise values under $400 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 490 transactions and currently has a portfolio that includes more than 80 companies worldwide.
The firms’ specializations include healthcare, education and training, specialty manufacturing & distribution, business services, software and technology, consumer brands, and franchising.
Moderator: David Brown, co Founder of the Center, provides advice on the acquisition, sale or restructuring of family or founder-owned middle market businesses.
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
JP Morgan Private Bank: it is a leading provider of wealth management solutions and advice and is an important segment of JPMorgan Chase, the largest US bank and the 6th largest bank in the world.
For more information about JP Morgan Private Bank’s services, please contact Greg Keegan, Vice President, Investment Specialist, Ken Greaney (216/781-2392) Vice President, Banker or John Arrowsmith, Managing Director, Investment Specialist.
The Calkins Law Firm is a premier boutique law firm that specializes in business law and focuses on business transactions and business disputes. Please contact Ben Calkins (440/796-4592).
Red Hawk Associates provides investment banking services to lower middle market businesses with a focus on founder or family owned firms. Please contact David Brown (216/464-8714).
730a Continental Breakfast and Networking