1. Investing in Retail
    Rapid Change Brings New Investment Opportunities

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    3:30pm - 8:30pm

    Constituting 70% of GDP, the retail sector is undergoing massive structural change at a warped rate of speed. These changes are caused by rapidly changing customer demographics, the increasing value of branding, continuing growth of E-commerce, the explosion of social media, and the flood of mobile applications.

    As a result, the number of new investment opportunities in retail is unparalleled, as old paradigms fall by the wayside and new ones emerge. At the same time, long-standing retailers cannot rest on their laurels. They must adapt their models to the new rules of retail. In the words of one well-known retailer, “If you don’t like change, you’re going to hate extinction!”

    We are bringing together some of retailing’s brightest academic and journalistic minds as well as some of its most successful deal professionals to help navigate the myriad of challenges and opportunities confronting retailers. This conference is a “MUST ATTEND” event, if you want to be a successful participant in the retail sector in the years ahead.

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  2. Moderator, Antony Karabus, President, SD Retail Consulting
    John Berg, CEO, Financo
    Dorothy "Dottie" Mattison, Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

    ACG New York’ Retail Update 2013 Conference…"Driving Change in Retail" focuses on the dramatic changes and adaptions that the Retail Industry have been and will continue to undergo…our focus today is on how our ACG New York members and participants can take advantage of the opportunities for debt and equity investment and advisory services that will be necessary for retailers to continue to adapt and grow.

    The shift in Retail while sometimes disruptive needs to be understood…whether you are an operator of retail businesses, private equity investor, service provider, or a wholesaler selling into the channel, it is important to have a clear understanding of what the future will look like and begin to re-invent your business to take these changes into account.

    There is no shortage of new concepts to replace extinct retailers: New iconic brands include H&M, Zara Top Shop, Uniqlo, Zappos, Amazon, Sprouts, Lululemon, Whole Foods, Food and Snack (Yogurt and Cupcake) stores, and new upstarts that are melding bric n mortar, internet sales, social media buzz, and a member or private club like atmosphere.

    Given the continued investing community’s interest in retail and consumer transactions, and low interest rates, financial sponsors, activist investors and strategic acquirers have increasingly shown willingness to make big bets on brands and retail companies.

    We will discuss value creation strategies in this sector, including discussions on recent M&A acquisitions as well as recent IPO’s of retailers acquired over the past few years.

    DISCUSSION POINTS:

    Multi-Channel Retail Adaption
    Scaling Retail to Survive
    Off-Price Channel
    Utilization of Social Media
    Disruptive Strategies
    Investment and Growth Strategies

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  3. Moderator, Antony Karabus, President, SD Retail Consulting
    John Berg, CEO, Financo
    Dorothy "Dottie" Mattison, Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

    ACG New York’ Retail Update 2013 Conference…"Driving Change in Retail" focuses on the dramatic changes and adaptions that the Retail Industry have been and will continue to undergo…our focus today is on how our ACG New York members and participants can take advantage of the opportunities for debt and equity investment and advisory services that will be necessary for retailers to continue to adapt and grow.

    The shift in Retail while sometimes disruptive needs to be understood…whether you are an operator of retail businesses, private equity investor, service provider, or a wholesaler selling into the channel, it is important to have a clear understanding of what the future will look like and begin to re-invent your business to take these changes into account.

    There is no shortage of new concepts to replace extinct retailers: New iconic brands include H&M, Zara Top Shop, Uniqlo, Zappos, Amazon, Sprouts, Lululemon, Whole Foods, Food and Snack (Yogurt and Cupcake) stores, and new upstarts that are melding bric n mortar, internet sales, social media buzz, and a member or private club like atmosphere.

    Given the continued investing community’s interest in retail and consumer transactions, and low interest rates, financial sponsors, activist investors and strategic acquirers have increasingly shown willingness to make big bets on brands and retail companies.

    We will discuss value creation strategies in this sector, including discussions on recent M&A acquisitions as well as recent IPO’s of retailers acquired over the past few years.

    DISCUSSION POINTS:

    Multi-Channel Retail Adaption
    Scaling Retail to Survive
    Off-Price Channel
    Utilization of Social Media
    Disruptive Strategies
    Investment and Growth Strategies

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  4. Pat Boroian has more than 20 years of private equity investment experience. He joined LNK Partners, a firm focused exclusively on consumer/retail investments, in early in 2013 as a partner in charge of Business Development. Prior to joining LNK Partners, Pat spent more than 10 years as a Partner at Brockway Moran & Partners. While at Brockway Moran, he generated a majority of the firm’s deal flow and originated transactions that resulted in nearly half of the firm’s realized proceeds.

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  5. Pat Boroian has more than 20 years of private equity investment experience. He joined LNK Partners, a firm focused exclusively on consumer/retail investments, in early in 2013 as a partner in charge of Business Development. Prior to joining LNK Partners, Pat spent more than 10 years as a Partner at Brockway Moran & Partners. While at Brockway Moran, he generated a majority of the firm’s deal flow and originated transactions that resulted in nearly half of the firm’s realized proceeds.

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