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Partial List of Past Attendees

AEA Investors LP

Ag Production Planning Services LLC

Alco Industries Inc. Andersons Inc.

Aqua Capital

Arlon Group LLC

Bank of America

Merrill Lynch Bank of the West

BlackArch Partners

Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP

Blue Ridge Partners Management Consulting LLC Business Development Asia LLC

Capital Road Foundation

Cartesian Capital Group LLC

CCMP Capital Advisors LLC

CDK Group LLC Chicago Growth Partners

Clemens Family Corp.

Closed Loop Capital CME Group Inc.

Colorado Financial Holdings LLC Cooperative Business International Inc. Deloitte & Touche LLP Deutsche Asset Management 

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Duff & Phelps LLC Element Partners Equinox Capital Partners LLC

Falcon Legacy LLC

Fifth Third Bank NA

FTI Consulting Inc.

Gilford Securities Inc.

Granite Creek Partners LLC

H. J. Baker & Bro. Inc. Hancock Capital Management LLC Hennenfent Advisory LLC

HighQuest Partners LLC

Houlihan Lokey

Provident Group USA

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.

Kincannon & Reed Inc. Lazard Middle Market LLC

Lewis M. Carter Manufacturing Co. Inc. Lihar Food & Beverage Management Co. Ltd. LiveFuels Inc.

Marubeni America Corp.

MEYCorp. International North Sea Partners LLC Norwest Equity Partners LP

Olam Americas Inc.

Ospraie Advisors LP

Paine & Partners LLC

Penton Media Inc.

Prime Natural Resources Inc. Rabobank International Reliance Capital Partners LLC

Sidley Austin LLP

Touchstone Group LLC

Trail Ridge Farms Inc. Tri Canyon Capital LLC Wealth Partners Capital LLC

WeiserMazars LLP

Wm. G. Roe & Sons Inc.

Clear the date January 10 on your 2013 calendar!

CLICK HERE now to register before it's too late!

Attention -- Middle-Market Private Equity

& Mezzanine Investors & Lenders




Despite the hurricane, Capital Roundtable is open for business! Unfortunately, we cannot receive incoming calls. Email is the best way to reach us and we can call you back if necessary. You can find our email addresses here. We hope you’re safe, and we look forward to hearing from you.


Beyond Farming & Land --
Finding Profits Near the Table

Private Equity Investing

In Agribusiness Companies




Attendance Is Limited --

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Sebastian Popik, Managing Partner
Aqua Capital


Insights From 20 Expert Speakers!


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Thursday, January 10, 2012

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
New York City 

Designed to Meet the Needs of GPs, LPs, & Managers of Real Estate Private Equity Funds, Bridge, Mezzanine, High Yield Debt & Traditional Lenders,

as well as, Operating Partners, and the Bankers, Lawyers, Accountants,
& Other Advisors Who Support the Real Estate Investing Community

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Because of the rising global demand for nutrition, and the limited amount of arable land and water for irrigation, agribusiness is increasingly a huge opportunity for private equity.


More and more investors are being drawn to the opportunities in capital equipment, services, inputs, logistics, and processing that serve the sector.


Importantly, there is substantial room to be a pioneer in agribusiness investing since it’s an under-allocated asset class with a large and easily exploited supply-and-demand mismatch. 


2012 has been an unprecedented year for agribusiness investing, and 2013 promises to be even better  --

  • More than 190 middle-market private equity firms are investing in agribusiness today.
  • 63 of these firms are collectively raising over $13 billion for new investments.
  • Natural resources investors are adding agribusiness to diversify their portfolios.

Realizing strong returns from this dynamic trend is the focus of The Capital Roundtable’s ENCORE conference — “Private Equity Investing in Agribusiness Companies” -- being held in New York City on Thursday, January 10.


Here are six important reasons you should attend this conference --

  • Understand where the greatest potential for success resides in the coming 3 to 5 years.
  • Recognize which niches are ripe for investment -- from seed treatment to micronutrients to distribution.
  • Hear which countries outside of North America have the most attractive investment targets.
  • Discover ways to maximize profitability along all components of the industry’s value chain.
  • Find out best practices for financing deals both in the U.S. and in emerging markets.
  • Realize why the strongest opportunities lie in maximizing efficiencies and taking costs out of the system.

Serving as chair of this ENCORE conference, we are very happy to welcome Sebastian Popik, managing partner for Aqua Capital.

Sebastian has years of experience in private equity, running Aqua Capital, focused on agribusiness and food middle-market opportunities in Brazil and South America.  Previously he was managing director of Pampa Capital, also an agribusiness PE fund. He has also consulted extensively in agribusiness for Booz & Co. in Latin America and the U.S.

He is currently on the board of Cippec, a leading Argentine think tank.  He holds a master’s in public policy from Harvard, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and a BA in economics from Universidad de San Andres.


20 Agribusiness Experts Will Rapidly Grow Your Knowledge


Our Roundtable features four expert panel discussions led by our chair, and the shared insight of 20 of the top private equity experts in the agribusiness marketplace.

When you attend our January 10th Roundtable you will hear from GPs, operating executives, investment bankers, lenders, consultants, and more -- offering real-world perspectives, lessons learned and industry outlooks, plus insights on managing current portfolio companies.


Plus, you will find out about recent agribusiness deals from across the Americas, including --

  • BASF’s acquisition of Ames, Iowa-based crop technology company, Becker Underwood, from Norwest Equity Partners.
  • Aqua Capital´s recent acquisition of COMFRIO in Limeira, Brazil, a leading provider of cold storage and logistics support.
  • Paine & Partners’ purchase of Eurodrip S.A. in Athens, Greece, a leading manufacturer of drip irrigation solutions for farmers with limited water resources.

By attending this Capital Roundtable conference, you will hear the strategies other investors in agribusiness are using to achieve long-lasting success, and to add value to their current portfolio companies.


And you will gain valuable information such as --


  • What you should know about the impact of subsidies.
  • How logistics is helping to reduce crop drippage.
  • What are the risk/return and operational differences among different agribusiness-focused investment strategies.
  • How you can make inroads with family-owned businesses in areas where outside investors are not always welcomed.
  • Why agribusiness development takes time, and why patience reaps rewards.
  • The impact government regulations and the globalization of food safety standards may have on the future of agribusiness companies.

Harvest New Contacts through Excellent Networking Opportunities

We’ve built ample time into the day’s agenda so you can --

  • Meet fellow attendees and featured speakers
  • Enhance your personal database with valuable connections
  • Share  ideas and business cards
  • If you’re a lender, hedge fund manager, or investment banker – Identify potential partners
  • If you’re an attorney or advisor – Meet new potential clients
  • If you work as an executive search professional – Meet potential prospects

Keep in mind, this conference is certain to fill up quickly, so you’ll want to register as soon as possible to assure yourself a seat.  We’ll be looking forward to greeting you.

To avoid disappointment, please contact Mara Kane today to confirm your attendance at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or

We look forward to you joining us on January 10th.

This conference is being produced by The Capital Roundtable, America’s leading conference organization focusing on “need-to-know” information for professionals in the middle-market private equity community.  For more information about The Capital Roundtable’s 30 annual conferences and other events and programs, please visit

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Chaired By

  • Sebastian Popik, Managing Partner, Aqua Capital

Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Managing Partner, Alimansky & Bethell Group, and Chairman, The Capital Roundtable


  • To Be Announced

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07:30 - 08:30
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11:00 - 11:45
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12:45 - 01:45

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks & Audience Introductions

Chairman’s Keynote


Panel 1 -- “From the Trenches – Five GPs Report Why They Like Owning Agribusiness Companies”

Coffee & Networking Break
Panel 2 -- “Looking Long-term – Four LPs Discuss Their Perspectives About Agribusiness”

Luncheon & Networking

Afternoon Keynote

Panel 3 -- “Due Diligence, Deal Structuring, Pricing, & Exits -- Four Deal Professionals Explain How They & Navigate the Unique Issues of Agribusiness”

Panel 4 -- "Investing in Farmland –How Opportunities Vary Across the Globe"

Networking & Adjournment


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  • Early Bird Registration Fee -- save $400 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, November 2, and the fee for the MasterClass is $995.
  • Premiere Registration Fee -- save $200 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, November 16, and the fee for the MasterClass is $1195.
  • After that, the standard fee is $1395 for the MasterClass.
  • At the door, if space is available, the fee is $1495 for the MasterClass.
  • Special group rates -- The Capital Roundtable offers a special discount for 2 or more people.  For more info, please contact Mara Kane or 212-832-7333 ext 103.

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You can pay by credit card (using the links above) or by check. Mail your check and business card to: New York Business Roundtable Inc., 12 East 44 Street, Penthouse, New York, NY 10017.

If the program is oversubscribed, we will notify you immediately and not charge your credit card.  (If you need to cancel, please do so by Thursday, January 3, at 5:00pm, and we will credit you for a future MasterClass.)

From time to time, for reasons beyond Capital Roundtable's control, program schedules and speakers become subject to change.  We make every effort to announce substantive changes by email to registrants at least 48 hours in advance.

Have a special question?  Please contact Shaina Mardinly at 212-832-7333 ext.103 or by email at

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Audio Package

Can't attend but want to hear the program? You can buy the audio package along with the handouts. Purchase the audio package online now.

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