Capital Summit @CEDIA EXPO 2014 Announced – Inaugural Event Will Feature HARMAN International, SnapAV, Comcast Ventures, and Milestone AV Technologies, Among Others

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Intrepid Investment Bankers and Stiernberg Consulting Partner to Co-Present Capital Summit @CEDIA EXPO 2014, a Leading Home Technology Trade Show

The theme of this year’s EXPO is ‘hyper-change,’ and this holds true not only for the products driving residential technology, but also for the industry stakeholders who seek financial strength and resources to enhance their competitiveness...

Intrepid Investment Bankers (Intrepid) and Stiernberg Consulting today announced a first-of-its-kind event: “The Capital Summit @CEDIA EXPO 2014,” which will focus on addressing the issues that branded manufacturers and distributors face as they seek growth financing or plan a merger or acquisition.

The Capital Summit will bring together industry entrepreneurs seeking access to capital with financial professionals and business experts from the world of investing, mergers and acquisitions. “The theme of this year’s EXPO is ‘hyper-change,’ and this holds true not only for the products driving residential technology, but also for the industry stakeholders who seek financial strength and resources to enhance their competitiveness,” said Gary Rabishaw, Managing Director at Intrepid.

Attendees will hear from two panels, which include both strategic and financial investors, on pertinent industry issues:

  •     What investors look for in a company;
  •     How to find qualified investors;
  •     Dos and don’ts of presenting your opportunity to investors;
  •     The problem with investing in the industry and how to solve it;
  •     Examples of successful M&A in the industry; and
  •     How to get started if you do not have an exit strategy.

High-profile panel includes:

Panel I: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Strategic Alliances in the CI Industry

  •     Craig Craze, CEO of SnapAV (portfolio company of General Atlantic)
  •     Tim Lucas, CFO of VIA (a growing consolidator of residential technology integrators)
  •     Jyothsna Kumaraswamy, Director Strategy and M&A, Lifestyle Division of HARMAN International
  •     Jim Young, Director of Corporate Development at Legrand

Panel II: How To and How Not To Raise Investment Capital

  •     Scott Gill, CEO of Milestone AV Technologies (portfolio company of the Pritzker Group)
  •     Brian Kinsman, Partner at Bunker Hill Capital (investor in SunBrite TV)
  •     Chris Klein, Co-Founder, Rachio
  •     Michael Yang, Partner at Comcast Ventures

“The Capital Summit is geared to residential systems industry executives and investors, including: owners, entrepreneurs, senior executives and finance professionals,” said John Stiernberg, President of Stiernberg Consulting. “We are pleased to work with our high-profile panelists, Intrepid Investment Bankers, and CEDIA to present this timely and relevant event.”

The event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver in Room 303. Co-located with CEDIA EXPO 2014, registered Capital Summit attendees will have full access to the annual keynote, networking reception and exhibit floor. To register for the event, visit

For more information contact:
Gary Rabishaw
Managing Director, Intrepid
T 310-478-9000

John Stiernberg
President, Stiernberg Consulting
T 818-784-8618

Media contacts:
Andreea Popa
Director of Marketing & Communications, Intrepid
T 310-478-9000

Daniel Keller
CEO, Get It In Writing
T 562-201-2429

About Intrepid
Intrepid Investment Bankers is a specialty investment bank that provides M&A, capital raising and strategic advisory services to middle-market companies across various industry sectors. We have a unique culture rooted in our founders’ successful 30-year history of advising entrepreneur and family-owned businesses, financial sponsors and major corporations. We believe that every company has an entrepreneurial passion that drives it and a story that defines it. We deliver unconventional results through our unique ability to tell each client’s story, and drive relentless execution through senior banker immersion in each process. We augment our international capabilities through our membership and active participation in M&A International Inc., an exclusive global alliance of select independent middle-market M&A advisory firms. Member FINRA/SIPC.

About Stiernberg Consulting
Founded in 1993, Stiernberg Consulting provides business development services in three primary areas: Planning, Market Intelligence, and M&A advisory work. We offer customized programs and services geared to business growth, including mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliance. We serve the converging entertainment technology, music products, and AV/IT systems industry worldwide.

CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field.

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