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Entrepreneurs & Raising Private Equity

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)

Entrepreneurs & Raising Private Equity

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Join your fellow Hoyas for the 2015 Georgetown University Alumni Breakfast Series…

Entrepreneurs & Raising Private Equity

with

David Hooper, (BSBA) Co-Founder and Partner at Centerview Capital

and

Paul Murphy, (MBA) Partner at Sentinel Capital Partners

 and

 Michael Psaros, (BSBA) Co-Founder and Managing Partner at KPS Capital Partners

 

moderated by:

Alison Davis (MBA & BSFS), Executive Director, Banker at JP Morgan Private Bank


8:30 - 8:45

  Networking

8:45 - 9:30

  Panel discussion

9:30 - 10:00

  Networking

Space is limited, please RSVP early and accurately

 

The Georgetown University Alumni Breakfast Series are small, private affairs for university alumni in business, finance, and law. The breakfast events are held regularly and limited to approximately 50 senior professionals. The purpose of the breakfast series is for university alumni to meet and network with other professionals and alumni active in the New York area.


To learn more about the 2015 Breakfast Series slate of events as well as other great Hoya 
info, please view this info packet. 

 

The Georgetown University Alumni Breakfast Series 2015 has been graciously supported by and in collaboration with:

 

 

as well as: 

 

The Georgetown McDonough School of Business Alumni Ambassadors

and

The Georgetown Wall Street Alliance

 


For more information about the Georgetown University Alumni Breakfast Series 2015, please contact:

Scott Taylor Howard (ScottTaylorHoward@gmail.com),

Eric Saucedo (esaucedo@tricappartners.com),

Katharine Albritton (kma28@georgetown.edu), or

Alison Davis (alisondavis203@gmail.com).

 



David M. Hooper is a Partner at Centerview Capital. Prior to co-founding Centerview Capital, David was a Managing Director, Head of the Consumer Group and Chairman of the U.S. Investment Committee at Vestar Capital Partners. He was also a member of Vestar’s European Investment Committee and of the firm’s Portfolio Review Committee. David played a lead role in Vestar’s Birds Eye and Sheridan Healthcare investments and was also involved in a number of other successful investments. During his tenure at Vestar, David was actively involved in fundraising and communications with Vestar’s limited partners. Prior to joining Vestar in 1994, David served as a financial consultant to GPA Group plc and was a member of The Blackstone Group’s Principal Investment Group and Drexel Burnham Lambert’s M&A department.

David holds a BSBA from Georgetown University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. David serves on the Board of Advisors for Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Big Heart Pet Brands and Richelieu Foods.

Centerview Capital is a private investment firm that provides capital to high potential consumer and technology companies through seperate funds. Centerview Capital’s consumer fund is based in Greenwich, CT and is focused exclusively on making investments in the U.S. consumer industry. With approximately $500 million in committed capital, Centerview’s consumer business seeks to leverage its operational expertise and deep consumer industry relationships in partnering with existing owners, and management to achieve strategic and operational excellence. Centerview’s consumer investments include The Nielsen Company, Big Heart Pet Brands (formerly Del Monte Foods), Richelieu Foods and Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Centerview Capital also operates a technology fund based in San Francisco, CA.

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Paul F. Murphy is a Partner at Sentinel Capital Partners, having joined Sentinel in 2000. Over the past two decades, he has established himself as a successful lower middle market private equity investor. Before joining Sentinel Capital Partners, Mr. Murphy spent three years as a Director at Dilmun Investments, the U.S. private equity affiliate of Bahrain International Bank. While at Dilmun, he focused on originating, structuring, and executing private equity investments in lower middle market companies.

Prior to Dilmun, Mr. Murphy was a Vice President in the Financial Buyers Group at NationsBanc Capital Markets, where he focused on providing debt and equity financing for leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. Previously, he spent two years as an Associate in the Merchant Banking Group of Chase Manhattan Bank where he focused on private equity and subordinated debt investments in lower middle market companies. Mr. Murphy holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Murphy served in the U.S. Army for five years as an Artillery officer in a Light Infantry Division, where he attained the rank of captain.

Sentinel is one of the nation's leading lower middle market private equity firms. We invest in management buyouts, acquisitions of family businesses, corporate divestitures, industry consolidations, and going-private transactions in the United States and Canada. We also invest in special situations, including balance sheet restructurings and operational turnarounds. We forge partnerships with talented management teams who want to be owners of the companies they operate. Based in New York City, Sentinel has approximately $2.6 billion of capital under management. Our team has a proven record and access to the critical resources growing businesses need. And we have the experience and expertise to execute a wide variety of private equity transactions.

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Michael Psaros is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of KPS Capital Partners, LP, and a member of its Investment Committee. 

Michael Psaros is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of KPS Capital Partners, LP, and a member of its Investment Committee. KPS Capital Partners, LP is the manager of KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity funds with more than $5.7 billion of assets under management focused on making controlling equity investments in companies across a diverse range of manufacturing industries experiencing a period of transition or challenged by the need to effect immediate and significant change. Previously, Mr. Psaros was an investment banker with Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.

He received a B.S.B.A. in Finance from Georgetown University and attended Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. In April 2013, Mr. Psaros and his spouse created The Robin and Michael Psaros Endowed Chair in Business Administration at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where Mr. Psaros presently serves as Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of Advisors. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Georgetown University Center for Financial Markets and Policy.

KPS Capital Partners, LP and its affiliates (“KPS”), manage the KPS Special Situations Funds (the “KPS Funds”), a family of private equity funds with more than $5.7 billion of assets under management. As the manager of the KPS Funds, our success is tied to our ability to create wealth for our investors, a group that includes leading institutional investors from around the globe. We have a significant portion of our personal wealth invested in the KPS Funds and share in the risks and rewards of our investments. KPS seeks to realize significant capital appreciation by making controlling equity investments in companies across a diverse range of manufacturing industries experiencing a period of transition or challenged by the need to effect immediate and significant change.

 


The Georgetown McDonough School of Business Alumni Ambassadors is an association of business school alumni that works directly with the Office of Alumni Affairs to encourage community building and promote a strong alumni experience for Georgetown business school graduates. In order to ensure that our alumni have the best community available, we believe that alumni must be involved from the admissions process, through Georgetown, and onward. 

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The Georgetown University Wall Street Alliance brings together more than 8,000 Georgetown alumni, parents and friends in the financial community. Georgetown University alumni have developed into a significant force in the Wall Street financial community. Leadership positions at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and numerous other major firms are held by Georgetown graduates. In 1994, a number of these leaders joined then-President Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J., in creating the Georgetown University Wall Street Alliance.

The group works to raise Georgetown's profile and that of its alumni, parents and friends in finance; to create and participate in networking opportunities for financial professionals; to provide networking, mentoring and scholarship support to current and future Georgetown students and to build relationships between members' firms and the university for the mutually beneficial exchange of resources.

 

 

 





Have questions about Entrepreneurs & Raising Private Equity? Contact Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

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Cooley LLP
1114 Avenue of the Americas
46th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)


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The Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Alumni Ambassadors is an association of business school alumni that works directly with the Office of Alumni Affairs to encourage community building and promote a strong alumni experience for Georgetown business school graduates. In order to ensure that our alumni have the best community available, we believe that alumni must be involved from the admissions process, through Georgetown, and onward.  

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