Private Equity and the Art of Managing Debt

February 7, 2018
Hosted by Kevin Fechtmeyer

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Find out how private equity use debt in their investments. Using the right kind of "L" in an "LBO" can mean the difference between good returns and weak returns (and sometimes between bankruptcy and success). Join Host Kevin Fechtmeyer as he interviews Matt James, a Vice President of Commercial Lending from Alliance Bank of Arizona. Matt has made hundreds of loans, including several to Private Equity Funds who have used them to buy companies. Find out what kind of mistakes Founders make when taking out loans and what they can do to avoid them. Find out how Private Equity can use the lending markets to their advantage in a partnership with their portfolio companies. We will end with our famous "Hall of Fame" and "Hall of Shame" stories of the winners and losers in Private Equity backed deals.

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Deal Junkie focuses on Entrepreneurs who want to grow their business and access capital. Private Equity firms have over $1 trillion to invest and are the dominant form of middle market financing, yet it is one of the least transparent markets. What makes the difference between companies who succeed and those who fail in this market? Join Kevin Fechtmeyer, a 27 year industry veteran and his partners on Deal Team 6 who will dissect the deals that come in with thoughtful but brutal honesty and an occasional dose of humor. Find out why most companies aren’t ready for a deal. Deal Junkie is an informative, entertaining mix of interviews and call-ins with deal professionals, investors, CEO’s and other experts. We will interview entrepreneurs who were successful in attracting capital and those that weren’t. If you are in business, you will be able to relate to their real life stories of trials, tribulations and triumph.

Kevin Fechtmeyer

Kevin Fechtmeyer has 27 years of experience investing in Private Equity at major firms in New York, completing over $2 billion of investments in over 30 platform companies. He co-founded the leading private equity placement firms on Wall Street from 1990 through 2003 and has made co-investments with over 60 of the largest Private Equity firms in the country. Since 2004 he has managed Cave Creek Capital in Arizona. Cave Creek Capital invests in middle market companies throughout the United States. Cave Creek has completed over $1 billion of transactions in the last decade. Several of the past CEO’s have been nominated for awards, such as E and Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year and INC 500 Fastest Growing companies.

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