June Webinar: LA Chapter
Virtual - Zoom Webinar
Los Angeles, CA
This event is free for OpusMind, Chicago Private Equity Chapter, Los Angeles Private Equity Chapter, Los Angeles Real Estate Chapter, NYC Private Equity Chapter, National Chapter, Corporate, and Presidents Club members.
This event starts on Thursday June 4th at 9:30 AM PDT.
Topic: Creative Strategies for Increasing Your Network and Deal Flow During the Pandemic
The COVID-19 Pandemic has dramatically altered the M&A landscape over the past three months. Initially, deal flow seemed to grind to a halt almost overnight, but activity is steadily picking up, though still far short of pre-pandemic levels. While in various stages of lockdown in the short term, M&A professionals have had to get creative with their business development methods. Concerns persist over how to effectively maintain active deal flow and build relationships in a world where in-person interactions will be significantly limited for the foreseeable future. Join us to hear how bankers and investors are increasing their deal flow and network in uncertain times. What are their short-term and long-term outlooks? We look forward to an engaging discussion with audience Q&A.
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Lou is a serial entrepreneur with extensive private equity transaction experience. He is the founder of multiple entrepreneurial ventures in the technology arena, and has unique expertise in operations management, strategic partnerships and new business development. He is a former consultant who has advised many companies in the healthcare management, finance, and technology industries on improving operations and corporate strategy.
Lou is the founder of professional networking organization Opus Connect, and is an active member in numerous nonprofit organizations [including FIDF, AIPAC and JNF]. He is a member of the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle and is Wexner Heritage Fellow.
Backbone Capital was established in 2011 by Britt Terrell, a professional in the middle market corporate finance industry with 30+ years of experience. Britt has been underwriting, structuring, closing and managing credit portfolios since the late 80s, with a focus on middle market leveraged acquisitions and corporate debt restructuring for over two decades.
Britt has worked on both the borrower and lender sides throughout his career. He joined Wells Fargo Foothill's Los Angeles office as the Underwriting Manager in 2000, during which time he closed transactions representing approximately $1 Billion in commitments. In 2002, Britt joined The Gores Group in Los Angeles to arrange and manage all acquisition debt financings and recapitalizations for its Private Equity Fund. During his 9 year tenure at Gores, Britt led and closed approximately $2 Billion in debt financings.
Britt is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and participates regularly in discussion panels at finance conferences. He holds a BA Degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with an emphasis in Accounting.
Britt is registered through FINRA as an Investment Banking Representative (Series' 79 and 63.) Securities are offered through PGP Capital Advisors, LLC (FINRA/SIPC).
A Partner and co-founder of Valesco Industries, Jack has compiled a broad-based professional background that includes extensive experience in hands-on operating management, professional advisory, mergers, acquisitions, and corporate finance. Prior to Valesco, Jack was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for one of the largest independent fabricators of reinforcing steel in North America.
Earlier, he was a principal in a private equity firm where he was active as both investor and operator in building a portfolio of companies, through acquisitions and internal growth initiatives, having annual revenues in excess of $400,000,000.
His operations experience includes both executive and advisory posts working with distressed and turnaround businesses.
Jack began his corporate finance career with Arthur Young & Company (Ernst & Young) where, prior to his departure, he was acting director of the Southwest Region Merger & Acquisition Services Group. In his early career, he held a series of progressive management positions in operations with Club Corp.
Jack’s tenure in organization governance includes both corporate and professional association appointments to Boards of Directors. He is a graduate of the Florida State University School of Business and earned his license as a Certified Public Accountant in 1986.
Michelle Rogers joined Corbel Capital Partners in 2019 and serves as a Vice President of Business Development. Michelle is responsible for managing the firm’s originations and marketing activities. Prior to Corbel, Michelle spent over five years at OFS Capital Management in Los Angeles where she focused on originating and evaluating lower middle-market direct lending and minority equity transactions. Prior to OFS, Michelle worked at Bainbridge Capital where she was responsible for originating proprietary investment opportunities. Michelle earned her B.A. in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.
Tom joined Pfingsten in 2020. He is involved in all aspects of the firm’s activities including investment selection, due diligence, integration of add on acquisitions and portfolio company management.
Prior to joining Pfingsten, Tom worked at Profectus Capital, an independent sponsor with six acquisitions across two platforms.
Before joining Profectus, he spent 10 years as the President of Retail, Banking, and Gaming of Mars Electronics, a portfolio company of Bain Capital. Tom began his career with The Timken Company in 1985.
Tom, a native of South Carolina, holds a BA from Walsh University, and an MBA from the University of Akron.