Los Angeles Private Equity Chapter: March Deal Connect Panel
1000 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90017
Late Registration: $220
This event is free for Chicago Private Equity Chapter, Los Angeles Private Equity Chapter, Los Angeles Real Estate Chapter, NYC Private Equity Chapter, National Chapter, and Corporate members.
This event starts on March 19th at 11:00 AM.
Topic: Economics vs. Relationship: How the Two are Measured When Choosing a Deal Partner
In 2018 the M&A market continued to experience record amounts of dry powder, coupled with high purchase multiples that occur as a result. Investors are rethinking previously successful strategies in efforts to put their money to work. There is more competition than ever for a finite number of deals. It is not enough to be able to write a check; one must also rely on relationships for access to deal flow and closing a deal. But how are the economics on a deal and strength of a relationship among the transactional professionals measured against each other? Hear from a panel of seasoned M&A veterans from both sides of the table about how they’ve developed their networks over the years, and utilized them in recent times during this highly competitive market. They will discuss questions like: Is it enough to be willing to write the largest check? To what extent are past experiences with someone across the table valued when deciding how to proceed? What steps have they taken to build their network and brand in recent years?
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Philip C. Schroeder is a Shareholder in the firm’s Corporate and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. Mr. Schroeder focuses his practice on fulfilling the general corporate needs of early stage to middle market companies with an emphasis on financing transactions and technology transfer agreements. He provides advice with respect to transactions geared toward growth, including preferred stock financings, bridge loan financings, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Schroeder represents clients with respect to a wide range of other contractual arrangements including stockholders agreements, employment and consulting agreements, and employee compensation plans (including stock options and other forms of equity incentive plans). He advises founders on choice of entity and setting up new companies including limited liability companies, S-corporations, and C-corporations.
In addition to his corporate and securities work, Mr. Schroeder develops strategies for protecting his clients’ intellectual property and advises clients with respect to the various protections afforded by patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret laws. His intellectual property practice involves representing clients in connection with licensing agreements, trademark prosecution, nondisclosure agreements, technology acquisition agreements, technology development agreements, manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, and a broad range of other commercial agreements involving the use, development or transfer of intellectual property.
Mr. Schroeder is an active member of the technology and venture capital community. He is a member of OCTANe and serves on the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Awards Committee.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Schroeder worked as a Project Engineer in the aircraft and medical device manufacturing industries for over six years. He is a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer.
Mr. Dempsey is currently Managing Director and recently promoted Head of Investment Banking for Wedbush Securities, a 63 year old owner-operated securities broker-dealer. Mr. Dempsey is also a member of Wedbush’s Management, Underwriting and Fairness Opinion Committees. Mr. Dempsey has over 33 years of covering banks, specialty lenders, securities brokers, and fintech companies. He has executed over 225 publicly announced transactions worth approximately $68 billion. Prior to Wedbush, Mr. Dempsey was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Financial Institutions at Sterne Agee CRT.
Mr. Dempsey also has investing experience via his role as Head of Strategic Development for Ellington Management, a leading fixed income hedge fund where he also sat on the investment committee for Ellington Housing. While a Partner at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Mr. Dempsey was Head of Merchant Banking and advised the Managing Partner on various investment initiatives.Mr. Dempsey has advised some of the largest global financial companies on acquisitions or divestitures such as: American Express, Bank of America, Barclays, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya, Chicago Mercantile, CBOE, Dai-Ichi Kangyo, Fidelity National Financial, General Electric, Ford Motor, General Motors Acceptance, Reuters, and Royal Bank of Scotland. Mr. Dempsey is also noted for his work with identifying and positioning fast-growing specialty finance and fintech companies. Mr. Dempsey’s extensive experience with IPOs and knowledge of fintech led him to be awarded a patent (US 8204821) that utilizes crowdcasting to determine pricing for IPOs and other hard to value securities or assets.
In the early 1990’s Mr. Dempsey was involved in privatization and sovereign debt restructuring coverage of eastern European emerging markets such as Ukraine and the Czech Republic. In 1991, Mr. Dempsey was chosen by the Kuwait Investment Authority to advise on the post-war reconstruction of several investment companies and the banking industry. His team was one of the first in Kuwait after the Gulf War. In other governmental advisory work, Mr. Dempsey also held Key Man responsibilities as a contractor to the FDIC during the Great Recession, where he advised them on disposition of assets from failed institutions and valuation of bank warrants held by the US Government.
Earlier in his career Mr. Dempsey was a Managing Director and Head of Fintech and Specialty Finance at UBS. He was also a Vice President at Lehman Brothers in both the US and UK, where he helped build their financial institutions practice into one of the top players.
Mr. Dempsey has assembled a world-class network of operating executives, PE and VC investors, family offices, lawyers, accountants, consultants, lobbyists and government officials who help him source and vet assignments. Mr. Dempsey holds a B.S in Applied Earth Science from Stanford University.
Carrie joined HRCP in 2009 and brings over 25 years of experience in global manufacturing and finance. She is responsible for a wide scope of operations management for the firm including investment sourcing, investor relations, marketing, IT, facilities management, human resources, compliance and accounting. Prior to HRCP, Carrie spent 15 years overseeing worldwide textile production. Carrie received a BS from Cornell University and a Master of Finance from Harvard University.
Larry established the Firm’s Los Angeles office and has led the
Firm’s transaction sourcing effort in the western U.S. since joining Clearview in 2005. Previously,
Larry was a Principal with Triton Pacific Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity group based in Los
Angeles, where he led the firm’s transaction sourcing efforts. He brings an extensive background
in origination, structuring, financing and execution of middle-market transactions to Clearview.
Previously, Larry was with Mille Capital and The Shattan Group, LLC, both New York-based middlemarket
investment banking firms where he originated and executed institutional private equity
financings and M&A engagements for clients. Larry has an MBA from Columbia Business School
and received his undergraduate degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
As a Private Capital Manager and Investment Banking Analyst at Metropolitan Capital, Scott Cohen works closely with business owners, entrepreneurs, and their companies to help them navigate periods of transition and capitalize on growth opportunities. Whether helping investors secure financing for non-traditional projects, generating liquidity for owners of privately held stock, or raising capital for businesses looking to strengthen their capital stack or make an acquisition, Scott is dedicated to delivering creative solutions to clients with unique financial needs. Scott originally joined Metropolitan Capital in 2010 and gained valuable experience with the Commercial Banking and Investment Banking groups. After three years in Chicago, Scott moved to New York City to join the Private Client Group of Gerstein Fisher, an investment management firm. Scott rejoined Metropolitan Capital in 2014 and moved to San Francisco to help launch the West Region office.
Education: B.S. in Finance, Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami.