2021 CONFERENCE AGENDA COMING SOON

NOVEMBER 2 – 3, 2021 | BEVERLY HILTON 


2020 Conference Agenda

ALL TIMES ON AGENDA ARE PACIFIC TIME

DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

 

7:00AM – Registration Opens and “Badge Pick Up”

 

ROOM: NETWORKING LOUNGE

7:00-8:00AM – Virtual Coffee Networking Drop-in
World’s Most Unusual Coffee Mug
SPONSORED BY: CSUITE FINANCIAL PARTNERS
Good Morning! Grab your favorite cup of Joe and drop in for CSuite’s WMUM
(World’s Most Unusual Mug) challenge. Winner will receive a gift card to Dunkin’ Donuts, a shiny new CSuite Financial Partners Coffee Cup and inducted into ACG’s Virtual Conference Hall of Fame.
LEARN MORE ABOUT CSUITE FINANCIAL PARTNERS

 

LOBBY

WELCOME VIDEO:  2020 VIRTUAL ACG LA BUSINESS CONFERENCE

HOST CO-CHAIRS:
Scott Kolbrenner, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey Margaret Shanley, Partner, CohnReznick

VIEW HERE:   WELCOME TO OUR 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

 

EXHIBIT HALL

7:00AM – TRADESHOW FLOOR OPENS

Conference Sponsors / Capital Connection Tradeshow Floor
REMEMBERING KOBE BRYANT

VIEW HERE :  ACG LOS ANGELES TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT

 

 

DEAL SOURCE / PRIVATE MEETINGS BALLROOM

 


7:00-10:00AM – 1:1 Meetings –Prescheduled Meetings

Private meetings are open to all conference attendees and coordinated by sectors. All meetings will be requested through our scheduling software and will be open to all registered Conference attendees. Email and instructions to follow post registration and prior to Conference dates.
Up to 60 meetings spread over 3 days

One-on-One Meetings

  • IB/PEGs
  • Transaction Professionals, Professional Services, Intermediaries

BEVERLY HILLS BALLROOM

FIRESIDE CHAT

POLITICS IN AMERCA: The Winners, The Losers and The Next 4 Years

Rahm Emanuel
55th Mayor of Chicago, Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama

Karl Rove
Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush

Moderator: Scott Kolbrenner, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOULIHAN LOKEY HERE

11:30-12:30PM – Networking Lunch (Pre-registration required) SPONSORED BY: SHERWOOD PARTNERS

Network over lunch with other conference attendees GrubHub/Uber Eats e-card will be sent to pre-registered attendees

LEARN MORE ABOUT SHERWOOD PARTNERS HERE

 

ROOM : NETWORKING LOUNGE

11:30-12:30PM – Networking Lunch (Pre-registration required) SPONSORED BY: SHERWOOD PARTNERS

Network over lunch with other conference attendees GrubHub/Uber Eats e-card will be sent to pre-registered attendees

LEARN MORE ABOUT SHERWOOD PARTNERS HERE

 

ROOM : SANTA MONICA ROOM

1:00-2:00PM

STATE OF THE DEAL MARKETS PRESENTED BY: PALM TREE

LEARN MORE ABOUT PALM TREE HERE

Dealmaking in the Time of COVID: With a global pandemic bringing the economy to a halt, Q2 activity was nearly nonexistent.  But dealmakers are already adapting to uncertain projections, constrained lending markets, and new approaches to diligence. Our panel of PEGs will discuss what to expect from the bounce back, what pipelines look like for 2021, what the election results mean for the deal space, and some crystal ball predictions.

PANEL:

RJ David, Principal, Carlyle
Nick Fries, Principal, Platinum Equity
James Pade, Partner and Managing Director, Clearlake

MODERATOR: Stephen Rossi, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets, Palm Tree

 

ROOM: INTERNATIONAL ROOM

1:00-2:00PM

DISTRESSED TRANSACTIONS PRESENTED BY: GREENBERG GLUSKER

LEARN MORE ABOUT GREENBERG GLUSKER HERE

PANEL:

Brian Davidoff, Chair, Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Capital Recovery, Greenberg Glusker
Paul L. Kessler, Principal, Bristol Capital Advisors
Cynthia Nelson, Senior Managing Director, Corp Finance, FTI Consulting

MCLE: 1 Hour

 

 

ROOM: SANTA MONICA ROOM

2:30-3:30PM
10 YEARS OF RECALIBRATION IN 8 MONTHS
PRESENTED BY: SINGERLEWAK

LEARN MORE ABOUT SINGERLEWAK HERE

During one of the most tumultuous times for business and capital markets in our history, a series of events forced every business to re-think business as usual. Every business has had to pivot in one way or another to adjust for current market demands. Our panel will discuss current state of capital markets, normalizing results for COVID performance, the role between buyers and sellers, state of exits and valuations, future earnings and the re-alignment of growth and consolidation.

PANEL:
Suzie Doran, Partner, SingerLewak
Chris Hebble, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
Jared R. Stein, Co-Founder & Partner, Monogram Capital Partners

MODERATOR: Dylan Cox, Lead Private Equity Analyst, Pitchbook

 

 

ROOM: INTERNATIONAL ROOM

2:30-3:30PM – GLOBAL ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE PRESENTED BY BANK OF AMERICA

LEARN MORE ABOUT BANK OF AMERICA HERE

Aditya Bhave, Senior Global Economist, Bank of America

The election, the US-China trade war, COVID, global supply chain disruption and a closed consumer economy for months. Aditya will give us an economic global perspective on these issues and what it means for business.

 

4:30-5:30PM / BEVERLY HILLS BALLROOM

VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR (literally)

Comedy Hour with Alonzo Bodden

A regular panel member on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Alonzo Bodden has been making audiences around the country laugh for more than 20 years. In August 2019, Alonzo starred in his fourth

stand-up special, Heavy Lightweight, which premiered exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

Presented by:

 

 


DAY 2 – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5

 

7:00 AM –   Registration Opens and “Badge Pick Up”

Guided Tour of Conference and Theatres and Room Locations

 

ROOM: NETWORKING LOUNGE

7:00-8:00AM – Virtual Coffee Networking Drop-in

World’s Most Unusual Coffee Mug

Good Morning! Grab your favorite cup of Joe and drop in for CSuite’s WMUM (World’s Most Unusual Mug) challenge. Winner will receive a gift card to Dunkin’ Donuts, a shiny new CSuite Financial Partners coffee cup and inducted into ACG’s Virtual Conference Hall of Fame.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CSUITE FINANCIAL PARTNERS HERE

 

LOBBY

WELCOME VIDEO:  2020 VIRTUAL ACG LA BUSINESS CONFERENCE

HOST CO-CHAIRS:

Scott Kolbrenner, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
Margaret Shanley, Principal, CohnReznick

VIEW HERE:
WELCOME TO OUR 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

 

EXHIBIT HALL

7:00AM – TRADESHOW FLOOR OPENS

Conference Sponsors / Capital Connection Tradeshow Floor

SHORT FILM: ONE BREATH AROUND THE WORLD

 A DIVE AROUND THE WORLD WITH NO SCUBA EQUIPMENT

 

ACG DEALSOURCE / PRIVATE MEETINGS BALLROOM

7:00-10:00AM – 1:1 Meetings –Prescheduled Meetings

Private meetings are open to all Conference attendees and coordinated by sectors. All meetings will be arranged via our scheduling software. Conference and Capital Connection registered attendees will receive meeting instructions post registration and prior to Conference dates.

Up to 60 meetings spread over 3 days

One-on-One Meetings

  • IB/PEGs
  • Transaction Professionals, Professional Services, Intermediaries

BEVERLY HILLS BALLROOM

GROWTH, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE VALUE OF BEING READY

Kevin O’Leary (Mr. Wonderful) Investor, Author, Star of Shark Tank

In Conversation with Jim Freedman, Chairman, Intrepid Investment Bankers

LEARN MORE ABOUT INTREPID INVESTMENT BANKERS HERE

Kevin O’Leary was born to a middle-class family in 1954. The combination of Kevin’s mother’s family heritage as merchants and his father’s Irish charisma truly meant that O’Leary was born for business. Kevin learned most of his business intuition from his mother. She taught him key business and financial insights from an early age. These became Kevin’s core philosophies and the pillars upon which he would one day build his empire. After years of ups, downs, sacrifices, challenges, and lessons learned not to mention a critical phone call that nearly cost him everything — the opportunity that Kevin saw eventually turned into a computer software giant that was acquired for more than $4 billion.

 

ROOM: NETWORKING LOUNGE

11:30-12:30PM – Networking Lunch (Pre-registration required) SPONSORED BY: SHERWOOD PARTNERS

Zoom over lunch with other conference attendees GrubHub e-card will be sent to pre-registered attendees

LEARN MORE ABOUT SHERWOOD PARTNERS HERE

 

ROOM: INTERNATIONAL ROOM

1:00-2:00PM

HEALTHCARE’S BIGGEST MOMENT

PRESENTED BY: INTREPID INVESTMENT BANKERS

LEARN MORE ABOUT INTREPID INVESTMENT BANKERS HERE

Healthcare has always been one of the nation’s most important sectors, but COVID-19 has thrown it into the flashing lights. What are the opportunities and next big challenges in this dynamic sector?

PANEL:

Pete Zippelius, Partner, Leonard Green & Partners
Rich Whitney, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Radiology Partners
Robbert Vorhoff, Global Head of Healthcare, General Atlantic

CO-MODERATORS:

Adam Abramowitz, Managing Director and Co-Head of Healthcare, Intrepid Investment Bankers
Jonathan Bluth, Director and Co-Head of Healthcare, Intrepid Investment Bankers

 

ROOM: SANTA MONICA ROOM

1:00-2:00PM

INDEPENDENT SPONSOR PANEL PRESENTED BY COHNREZNICK

LEARN MORE ABOUT COHNREZNICK HERE

Independent sponsors are increasingly emerging as uniquely positioned participants and a go-to source of deal flow, in the lower end of the middle market. Not only are they helping dry powder find a home. Independent sponsors also diffuse the risk of having to find equity for transactions, by establishing relationships with capital providers.

Our panel of Independent Sponsors will talk about deal flow, valuations, models to partner with owner operators and their outlook for the balance of 2020 and beyond.

PANEL:

Drew Brantley, Partner, Frisch Capital
Ben Frazier, Founder and Managing Partner, Timoneer Strategic Partnership
Andrew Thompson, Managing Director, Seaside Equity

MODERATOR: Margaret Shanley, Partner, CohnReznick

 

BEVERLY HILLS BALLROOM

1:00-2:00PM

HUMAN CAPITAL & PORTFOLIO RETURNS- How to Leverage Culture and Talent Alignment as Value Drivers

PRESENTED BY: INSPERITY

LEARN MORE ABOUT INSPERITY HERE

PANEL:

Andrew Williamson, Managing Director, Calabasas Capital Dan Udoutch, CEO & Co-Founder, RSquared
Daphne Dufresne, Managing Partner, GenNx360 Capital Partners

MODERATOR: Larry Shaffer, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Insperity

 

ACG DEALSOURCE / PRIVATE MEETINGS BALLROOM

ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS CONTINUED

2:00-3:00PM – 1:1 Meetings –Prescheduled Meetings

Private meetings are open to all Conference attendees and coordinated by sectors. All meetings will be arranged via our scheduling software. Conference and Capital Connection registered attendees will receive meeting instructions post registration and prior to Conference dates.

Up to 60 meetings spread over 3 days

 One-on-One Meetings

  • IB/PEGs
  • Transaction Professionals, Professional Services, Intermediaries

BEVERLY HILLS BALLROOM

AROUND THE CORNER TO AROUND THE WORLD

Robert Rosenberg, Former CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts

A Dozen Lessons I Learned Running and Growing Dunkin’ Donuts

In Conversation with Zac Turke, Partner, Sheppard Mullin

LEARN MORE ABOUT SHEPPARD MULLIN HERE

Under Rosenberg’s leadership, the company grew from a regional family business to one of America’s best known and loved brands. Rosenberg received his MBA from Harvard Business School, and in just weeks after graduating at the age of 25, assumed the position of chief executive officer. Dunkin’ Donuts was a publicly owned company from 1968 until 1989 and earned a reputation for extraordinary stockholder returns. In that 21-year period, it earned its investors a 35 percent compound rate of return. After retiring from Dunkin, Rosenberg taught in the Graduate School at Babson College and served many years on the boards of directors of other leading food service companies, including Domino‘s Pizza and Sonic Restaurants.

 

BEVERLY HILLS BALLROOM

5:00-6:00PM

10th Annual ACG Los Angeles Awards
Celebrating Business Excellence
and Entrepreneurship

PROGRAM

5:00-5:30PM – Live pre-show featuring executives from
Blaze Pizza, Honey and Hawke Media.

5:30-6:00PM – Premiere of the ACG LA 2020 Awards Show

Please join ACG Los Angeles as we honor an impressive roster of Southern California businesses for achievements in areas such as Innovation, Social Responsibility, Business Transformation, Family Business, and more. And don’t miss the ACG Los Angeles 2020 Deal of the Year presented by
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti!

 


DAY 3 – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

 

WELCOME VIDEO:  2020 VIRTUAL ACG LA BUSINESS CONFERENCE

HOST CO-CHAIRS:

Scott Kolbrenner, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
Margaret Shanley, Principal, CohnReznick

VIEW HERE:
WELCOME TO OUR 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

 

EXHIBIT HALL

7:00AM – TRADESHOW FLOOR OPENS

Conference Sponsors / Capital Connection Tradeshow Floor

 

ACG DEALSOURCE / PRIVATE MEETINGS BALLROOM

7:00-10:00AM – 1:1 Meetings –Prescheduled Meetings

Private meetings are open to all Conference attendees and coordinated by sectors. All meetings will be arranged via our scheduling software. Conference and Capital Connection registered attendees will receive meeting instructions post registration and prior to Conference dates.

Up to 60 meetings spread over 3 days

One-on-One Meetings

  • IB/PEGs
  • Transaction Professionals, Professional Services, Intermediaries

BEVERLY HILLS BALLROOM

LEADERSHIP, RESILIENCE AND MENTAL TOUGHNESS

Admiral Eric Thor Olson

In Conversation with Andrew Apfelberg, Partner, Greenberg Glusker

LEARN MORE ABOUT GREENBERG GLUSKER HERE

Eric T. Olson is a retired United States Navy Admiral who last served as the eighth Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) from July 2, 2007 to August 8, 2011 which included the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden. He previously served as Deputy Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command from 2003 to July 2007. Olson was the first Navy SEAL ever to be appointed to three-star and four-star flag rank, as well as the first naval officer to be USSOCOM’s combatant commander. He has served operationally in an Underwater Demolition Team, SEAL Team, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team, Special Boat Squadron, and at the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Olson participated in the Battle of Mogadishu, he was later awarded the Silver Star for his actions. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of numerous public and private companies as well as charitable organizations.

 

ROOM: NETWORKING LOUNGE

11AM-12PM

RECHARGE
REFRESH
REGROUP
CHECK EMAILS
CHECK ON THE DOG
CHECK ON THE KIDS
BREAK

 

BEVERLY HILLS BALLROOM

THE STATE OF RETAIL & CONSUMER MARKETS

KARA GOLDIN
Founder & CEO of Hint, Inc.

In Conversation with Sarah Grimstead, Regional VP Sales, Insperity LEARN MORE ABOUT INSPERITY HERE

Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., a healthy lifestyle company that produces the leading, award-winning, unsweetened flavored water. She has received numerous accolades, including being named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, WWD Beauty Inc.’s Feel Good Force and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs.

 

ACG DEALSOURCE / PRIVATE MEETINGS BALLROOM

12:00-2:30PM – 1:1 Meetings – Prescheduled Meetings

Private meetings are open to all Conference attendees and coordinated by sectors. All meetings will be arranged via our scheduling software. Conference and Capital Connection registered attendees will receive meeting instructions post registration and prior to Conference dates.

One-on-One Meetings

  • IB/PEGs
  • Transaction Professionals, Professional Services, Intermediaries

CONCLUSION OF DAY 3

SEE YOU IN 2021!

THANK YOU !

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS, MEMBERS, ATTENDEES, SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS WHO JOINED US FOR OUR 2020 VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE.    WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE

THIS WITHOUT YOU.

 

WE TRUST YOU ENJOYED OUR

3 DAY EVENT AND LOOK FORWARD

TO SEEING YOU IN 2021.

 

IN DEEP GRATITUDE, ACG LOS ANGELES

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR AGENDA SPONSOR