Detroit 'Carve- Outs' Webinar
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Topic: Carve-Outs – High Risks, High Returns
Carve-out transactions are likely to increase because of Covid-related economic stress (carve-outs occur when a large parent company decides to sell off a unit). Carve-outs represent a great opportunity for the buyer to make excess risk-adjusted returns, but carve-out transactions, especially during the pandemic-caused lockdown, carry additional risks and complexity. This panel will offer various perspectives on Carve-outs including sell-side market dynamics, the PE buy-side perspective, and the execution/operational perspective. Our panelists will emphasize real world situations and ‘war-stories’ to provide the audience with information to identify and successfully execute Carve-out investment opportunities. Panel will also discuss HR, IT, Finance carve-out considerations and tactics. We will also discuss how specialized Carve-out advisors can streamline the acquisition process.
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Mr. Khurana is a co-founder and Managing Director of ContinuServe, LLC and Chairman of ContinuServe India Private Limited. ContinuServe provides outsourced back-office solutions to Private Equity backed portfolio companies with a focus on Carve-Outs.
Mr. Khurana was also the founder of Surebridge, Inc., a company started in 1996 and a pioneer in the Software as a Service industry. Mr. Khurana has served as Chairman, Co-President, and Co-CEO of the firm. He was also part of the founding team of i-Cube, a systems integration firm headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts which filed a successful IPO.
Mr. Khurana received his B.A. from Wesleyan University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School where he graduated with distinction.
Mr. Bushell is a Founder of Cornerstone. For the three years prior to forming Cornerstone, he was involved in industry consolidations, mergers, and acquisitions with BGL Capital Partners, a Chicago-based merchant banking group. Prior to that, he served as President of Sentry Fire Protection Systems. Mr. Bushell received a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University, a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is also a certified public accountant.
Ben Perkins oversees daily operations at pHpartners and leads the global healthcare advisory and capital formation practice. Ben is based in Austin, Texas.
Ben has over 20 years of experience advising companies in the Healthcare and Life Sciences sectors. He has worked with leading pharma, medtech and diagnostic companies on equity and debt financings, merger and acquisition transactions. In addition, Ben has advised dozens of smaller life science companies on partnership and licensing agreements with leading global companies
Prior to pHpartners, Ben held leadership roles as a senior Life Science investment banker for Ernst & Young, BofA Merrill Lynch, and Pacific Growth Equities in San Francisco.
Diane Albano has led high-performance sales teams for more than three decades, and is recognized for her strategic expertise in managing complex sales and services organizations. She has extensive international experience establishing and growing global markets, including Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Prior to Globalization Partners, Diane served in executive sales leadership roles at OpSec Security Inc., Ipswitch Inc., SmartBear Inc., Deltek Inc., Soundbite Communications, Workscape Inc., Fast (a subsidiary of Microsoft), and Progress Software.
Diane is passionate about leading and developing organizations to achieve success and exponential growth, all while combining fun, motivation, integrity, and inspiration.
Diane holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Massachusetts and attended the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development. Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her family, skiing, golfing, playing tennis, scuba diving, and traveling the world.
Scott Porter is a Managing Director on the Investment Team with a focus on two core verticals — Transportation & Logistics and Franchising. Prior to joining Brightwood, Scott was a Partner at Uni-World Capital, a lower-middle market buyout fund, where he spent over five years sourcing, executing and managing private equity investments. Prior to Uni-World, Scott worked with Brightwood co-Founder Sengal Selassie as a Partner at CCP, where he spent nine years in a similar capacity to his role at Uni-World. While at Cowen, he was instrumental in assisting the company in a number of business development activities that included the company’s spin-out from Société Générale and subsequent IPO, the creation of a $500 million healthcare-focused private equity fund and the acquisition of an Asian boutique investment bank. Scott started his career working as part of Chase Securities High Yield Corporate Finance Group, where he executed over $3.5 billion in lead managed and $7.0 billion in co-managed transactions in the media, telecommunication, healthcare, chemical, consumer products, manufacturing and service industries. Scott holds a BA, magna cum laude from SUNY Binghamton University.