https://www.gotomeeting.com/register/793702362 [Risk Management's Role in Improving Portfolio Performance]
Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2007
Because valuation arbitrage has become less certain, improving EBITDA by mitigating insurable and uninsurable risk is a requirement for venture capital and private equity portfolio managers. Ephor Group and Equity Risk Partners will present a thought leadership session on managing company and portfolio risk, entitled "Risk Management’s Role in Improving Portfolio Performance."
The live webinar will take place Wednesday, August 22nd at 12:00 pm EDT and is intended for senior investment partners of private equity, venture capital, and institutional managers.
This webinar examines critical topics such as:
- Improving portfolio IRR with less risk
- Identifying both "Insurable and Uninsurable" risk during due diligence
- Risk Management dashboard and indicators
Execution & operational risk impede success 90% of the time; the risk management topics discussed in this webinar enable investors make the investment thesis a reality.
The agenda for the live Risk Management webinar includes:
1. Do you know if your investment risk is being properly managed?
2. What can be done about portfolio under-performance to the investment thesis
3. Why risk management will become a top priority
4. Thoughts and techniques to improve the efficiency, structure, and investment returns on your portfolio companies
5. Mitigating risk success stories
6. Minimizing Uninsurable or "Execution Risk" of your portfolios
The live event is being hosted by Garry Meier, Ephor Group Founder and by Mike Goodwin, a Director with Equity Risk Partner.
Garry will share his insights from his thirty plus years as a CEO, investor and consultant. Mike will share experiences from nearly 20 years of consultation to Global 2000 companies, as an entrepreneur, and a risk management advisor to private equity firms and their portfolio companies.
About the Presenters: Garry Meier founded the Ephor Group to apply the performance improvement methodologies to a diverse group of technology and service based businesses. Mr. Garry Meier is highly recognized as an industry thought leader in the business and technology services arena as well as outsourcing sectors. He is a noted speaker on strategic effectiveness, value creation, industry trends, capital appreciation, performance improvement, outsourcing and customer satisfaction.
Garry Meier currently focuses on providing board, institutional and C-level guidance to maximize strategic, operational, and equity effectiveness for mid-cap technology and service companies.
Michael R. Goodwin has nearly 20 years operational and financial expertise in business services, healthcare, food services, transportation/distribution, and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining Equity Risk Partners, he was a leader of the M&A Practice for Lockton Companies, Inc.
Mike has been a financial adviser to middle market companies in the areas of restructuring and capital raising and for several years served as CFO of a private equity portfolio company that he co-founded. He also was financially responsible for Continental Airlines Aircraft Operations Divisions representing over $1.5B.
About Ephor Group (http://www.ephorgroup.com)
Ephor Group increases equity valuations for mid-market technology and service based businesses. Our approach is proven, pragmatic, and performance oriented. Our proven methodology, the Perform Business Process™ fills in the gaps where functional expertise, intellectual capital or domain expertise are not available internally. Ephor has a history of success, creating over $3.5 billion in shareholder value.
About Equity Risk Partners (http://www.equityriskpartners.com)
Equity Risk Partners is the only full service insurance brokerage and risk management consulting firm focused exclusively on the needs of the private equity industry and its portfolio companies.
By developing long-term, strategic relationships with private equity firms, their portfolio companies and their advisors, we can improve the efficiency, structure and investment returns on private equity transactions.
Across the spectrum of transferable risk, Equity Risk Partners has consulted on over 500+ deals, services 300+ portfolio companies, and works with 60+ investment groups with "One Team From Diligence to Divestiture".
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