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CFO Series & Private Equity Event

Presented by NVTC's CFO Series & Private Equity Committee and Financial Executives International

May 24, 2006
Understanding the Private Equity Landscape

As the investment landscape continues to become more competitive and complex, CFOs are expected to not only lead their company through strategic financial transactions but also to be familiar with what to expect from investors after a deal. Attendees heard from a panel of experienced professionals who shared their experiences to help you navigate this landscape successfully. The discussion compared private equity investing with venture capital, focusing on the differences both subtle and distinct. Dialogue included the types of investment opportunities that private equity firms look for and how they evaluate a deal including specific investment criteria. Attendees heard first hand about what to expect after a deal, including investor involvement from a board, operations and decision-making perspective. Finally, the panelists shared their views on the current trends in private equity as well as on the unique attributes of this region that may be particularly attractive to private equity investors.

Jeffrey Freed,
Partner, Arlington Capital Partners
Charlie Moore, Principal, The Carlyle Group
Naveen Nataraj, Vice President, Evercore Partners
Tom Weston, Executive VP & CFO, Apogen Technologies

Jim Tholen,
President, Looking Glass Partners LLC

Speaker Bios

Platinum Sponsors: Ernst & Young LLP; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Gold Sponsors: Marsh Inc.; Silicon Valley Bank
Silver Sponsors: Equis; Jones Lang LaSalle (formerly Spaulding & Slye Colliers)
Bronze Sponsors: Bowne of DC; Spherion Professional Services

The Ritz-Carlton
1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA