Matrix Capital Markets Group will discuss the recent consolidation in the industry and how the macro economic turmoil due to COVID-19 has impacted activity and could impact potential future transactions. In addition, Spencer Cavalier and Cedric Fortemps, Co-Heads of Matrix's Downstream Energy and Convenience Retail Group and Managing Directors and Principals, will share general observations from current deal activity and the different perspectives being shared by consolidators and capital providers to the industry.
Spencer is Co-Head of the Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail (DER) Group and is responsible for new client development and managing all aspects of client transactions. He advises clients on company sales, corporate carve outs, capital raises, recapitalizations, special situations, valuations, strategic planning, and assisting clients with acquisitions of target companies. Since joining Matrix in 1998, Spencer has advised numerous companies on various transactions, with the majority of those being downstream energy companies involved in petroleum marketing and convenience retailing, wholesale fuels distribution, propane and heating oil distribution, lubricants distribution, and fuels terminaling and blending; including Carroll Independent Fuel Co., CrossAmerica Partners, LP, Global Partners, LP, Getty Realty, Inc., Pester Marketing Company, Ports Petroleum Company, Inc. & Ports Investments, LLC, Tedeschi Food Shops, Inc., and The Wills Group.
Spencer has advised many of the leading companies in the downstream energy industry. He has authored and contributed to a number of articles on the topics of mergers and acquisitions, access to capital, strategic planning and valuations. He is a member of the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA), the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), and the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) and a former member of the investment committee for the Fuel Fund of Maryland, Inc.
Prior to joining Matrix, Spencer was a senior business valuation consultant with Ellin & Tucker, Chartered, a nationally recognized business valuation, consulting and accounting firm, and a commercial lender with NationsBank (now Bank of America). As a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, he is a member of the CFA Institute and is also recognized as an Accredited Senior Appraiser by the American Society of Appraisers. Spencer holds a B.S. degree (with honors) from West Virginia University and an M.B.A. from Baylor University.
He is a member of the WVU Foundation Board of Directors, is actively involved with The Bennett Institute’s Physically Challenged Sports Program at Kennedy Krieger and previously served on the Board of Visitors for University of Maryland’s Hospital for Children and the Board of Directors for The CollegeBound Foundation.
He is also qualified as a FINRA General Securities Representative (Series 7), General Securities Principal (Series 24), Uniform Securities Agent (Series 63) and Investment Banking Representative (Series 79).