Private financing is an increasingly important vehicle, particularly in a world of constrained debt financing and a plethora of public investment vehicles. Private financing enables private companies to finance growth, ameliorate capital bottle-necks, bring expertise to the existing enterprise, and/or allow for an outside catalyst to provide a solution for succession planning and/or an ultimate monetization of the business. For the inexperienced, the process of private financing can be daunting, where opportunity is often tempered by skepticism, inertia, and/or indifference. The effective marriage of private capital to the enterprise can create significant opportunity and value.
Richard P. Buckanavage, President of Harvest Capital Credit LLC
David Deutsch (moderator), Founder and President of David N. Deutsch & Company LLC
Mark S. Kaduboski, Partner at Wiggin and Dana, Corporate Practice Department
Michael Pfeffer, CEO Trustee and Managing Director of Post Capital PartnersPANELIST BIOS:
RICH BUCKANAVAGE, President and CEO of Harvest Capital Credit, was previously co-founder, President & CEO of Patriot Capital Funding, Inc. Prior, Rich held several positions with GE Capital Corporation, most recently as a Managing Director and head of debt capital markets. Before that, Rich was SVP and Midwest region manager for Creditanstalt Corporate Finance, Inc. and a senior investment officer at Creditanstalt Small Business Investment Corporation.
DAVID DEUTSCH, Founder and President of David N. Deutsch & Company LLC, was previously Managing Director, Investment Banking at Congress Financial Corp. Before that, David was VP of Bear, Stearns & Co., and prior to that, was a member of the corporate finance and high-yield & convertible bond departments of Drexel Burnham Lambert. He began his career at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb Inc. David is the author of numerous articles related to, and a frequent speaker on, the subject of mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance.
MARK KADUBOSKI is a partner with Wiggin and Dana in their Corporate Practice Department where he represents clients on a wide range of corporate matters. He is Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group and Co-Chair of the firm's Clean Technology practice group. Mark began his career at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in Manhattan. He received his JD magna cum laude from Boston College Law School where he served as an editor of the Boston College Law Review.
MICHAEL PFEFFER, CEO Trustee, is a co-founder and Managing Director of Post Capital Partners. Previously, Michael was a Managing Director and partner at Charterhouse Group Int'l. While at Charterhouse, Michael was a member of the investment committee with responsibility for several industry groups. Previously, Michael was SVP with GE Capital's Equity Capital Group. While at GE, he was the head of the consumer services principal investment effort.
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