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Daniel Dreyfus of 3G Capital presentation from the Capitalize For Kids Conference 2017.  See all of our notes below in the PDF – sorry for sloppy handwriting – also the notes while accurate should not be considered a verbatim transcript of what the speakers said.

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Pascua-Lama is a large gold-silver prospect straddling the Chile-Argentina border: it is forecast to be one of the world's largest. lowest-cost and longest life gold mines

The asset is being slowly developed by Barrick Gold, with delays due to political issues and is awaiting further permits to develop on the Chilean side; meanwhile exploring accelerated underground development on the Argentinean side

Barrick has -10 years of reserves left at producing assets, so this protect is key to maintaining production in the near future

WPM would receive ~9Moz of silver once the mine is fully developed, worth over $125 MM of EBITDA at spot prices

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Daniel Dreyfus has been a Partner at 3G Capital, Inc. since February 2013.

Mr. Dreyfus served as a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. until January 2013. He was responsible for investments in natural resources. Mr. Dreyfus was a Portfolio Manager Goldman Sachs Investment Partners and Goldman Sachs Principal Strategies from 2000 to 2012. He was an Analyst at DLJ Investment Banking from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Dreyfus served as an Intern at BMO Nesbitt Burns in the Equity Research Department covering the gold mining sector in 1997.

He graduated with a B.Comm. from McGill University in 1998.

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Two Big Streams Linked To Copper Projects


  • Hudbay targets 53 - $4 copper before greenlighting Rosemont, last required permit expected in Q4'17
  • WPM to receive 100% of Rosemont’s gold (~15 koz) & silver (~3 Moz) production
  • Worth over 550 MM of EBlTDA at spot

Salobo lll

  • Salobo lll is an expansion of Vale's low-cost Brazilian copper mine; ~three-year build time and ramp-up once greenlit
  • Little data given, but assuming expected throughput rates and grades, could see ~75 - 100+ koz of additional gold (or WPM
  • Worth over 575 MM or EBlTDA at spot


Jeff Smith of Starboard Value presentation from the Capitalize For Kids Conference 2017. Stay tuned for more coverage.

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Envision was wanted through the Merger of Legacy Envision and AnSurg

In December 2016, legacy Envision and AmSung combined to form the largest provider of physician service and operation of ambulatory surgery centers



Significant Margin Improvement Opportunities for Physician Services

Despite significant size and scale advantages, Envision's Physician Services margins have continued to decline, and remain  below most best-in-dam peers.

• Envision has greater scale than MEDNAX

• MEDNAX has a more favorable business mix


We believe Envision has a more profitable business mix and greater scale


1) Consistent, stable cash this profile with opportunities for improvement

2) Opportunity for cross telling and further consolidation

3) Compelling acquisition target for both strategics and private equity


Jimmy Levin the young super-star of Oz Management gave a presentation on long Altaba  from the Capitalize For Kids Conference 2017 Conference today. Stay tuned for more coverage

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Investment Overview - Altaba 

I. Altaba is a holding company that trades at a 33% ex-cash discount to underlying assets

II. As Altaba simplifies their holdings, we expect the discount to narrow substantially

III. Potential for attractive return relative to downside risk

How Do You Lose Money?

Mark to Market

  • Both Altaba and its largest holdings are publically traded, so the discount may fluctuate

Sale of Assets at Full Tax Value

  • Crystalize a 36% discount, as compared to the current 33% discount
  • Not a great outcome, but not terrible either




Aaron Cowen of Suvretta Capital Management presentation from the Capitalize For Kids Conference 2017. Stay tuned for more coverage.

Long Unicredit idea below.

1) Pan European commercial bank with competitive advantages

  • Italian bank with a network of extensive retail and corporate franchise
  • #1 or #2  In all segments of Italian banking

2) Recapitalization provides financial base for new management to execute restructuring plan

  •   Current CEO lean Pierre Mustier was appointed In July 2016 and has outlined a credible plan for the bank to earn a 9% or greater ROTCE
  • UCG addressed Its capital needs through  13 billion euro rights offering In Feb 2017 and  5 billion euro of subsequent asset sales

Capital tracking above management's 2019E Basel IV target of 12.5%

3) Cost  savings and credit improvement account for 400 of 500 bps of ROTCE Increment to 9% In 2019

  • UCG secured agreements with unions In Italy, Germain, and Austria to reduce 14,000 Full-time Employee& (14%)
  • Management aspects employee reductions and 944 branch closures (25% of total) to reduce operating expenses by 14% by  2019

4) As ROTCE Improvement continues and the Company earns its cost of capital. shares can trade at 1.0x 2019  TBV and still return 40%

Suvretta Capital Management Investment Philosophy

Company Research

  • Fundamental analysis on company and competitions
  • Multidisciplinary financial analysis
  • Assessment of upcoming catalysts to reach price target
  • History at management teams. compensation alignment, decision making, return on invested capital
  • Drivers of the business and the stock
  • Continually re-underwrite portfolio and reassess thesis

Trading Acumen

  • Expression of trade through liquid equities or options
  • Trading team with extensive relationships to help gauge supply.demand imbalance
  • Access to equities and derivatives flow
  • Exposure/Portfolio Management

Industry Research

  • Suvretta Capital Management believes that industry fundamentals drive stock performance as much as individual company performance
  • Focus on industries experiencing secular growth or disruption
  • Secular and cyclical themes, industry supply/demand dynamics, drivers of the industry


Steve Eisman   pitched a pair long Citi short Wells Fargo trade. See some of those notes below


Warath on Lithium

Innovation in battery technology combined with Governmental Policy is uprooting the Auto Industry resulting in change at an unprecedented rate
Less than 1% of all passenger vehicles are EV
Registrations up +60% in 2016 Norway EV penetration rate at 23.5% Expectation for 25% of all auto sales by 2025

One play

Neo Lithium (NLC: TSX) US$120m market cap 100% owner of an Argentinian brine project in pre-development
The 3Q project is the largest, highest grade and lowest impurity known salar in the world
CEO was the founder of Lithium Americas US$235m of EBITDA, no debt, 100% ownership implies 2.4x EBITDA Big 5 comp group average = 1320% return


Ninepoint Partners on Oil

What else has caused consensus to become "oil is doomed forever"?
US oil production growth will make OPEC obsolete... $40/bbl is the new $100/bbl due to efficiency gains Electric Vehicles = no more oil demand France plans to ban sale of diesel/gasoline vehicles by 20401 Volvo to phase out "conventional" engines by 20192 OPEC will swamp the market once the agreement expires in March 2018


Cilton on Sherwood Williams


• After years of running an under•levered balance sheet of loss than lx Net DebVE8ITOA in hopes of making this meaningful acquisition, Sherwin Wdhams (SHW) bought Valspar (VAL) in June of this year for $1128 in an all cash deal SHW was able to fund the deal with cash on hand and attractive debt financing in order not to dilute shareholders
VAL brings three key attributes to SHW A global footprint to extend SHW's Architectural Coatings business - meaningful operations in Europe especially A highly optimized Industrial Coatings business with world class margins to improve SHW's own Performance Coatings business The opportunity to further drive Manufacturing and Supply chain efficiencies through scale, SHW operational expertise. and share of best practices • By our math. SHW will enter a leverage range of 2 Sx - 3.0x Total DebVEBITDA by the end of 2018 and will be able to resume its stock buy back program • SHW has already increased its public guidance for long-term synergy targets by -75% at the mid point, lust three months after closing the deal


Ventor Capital on Entercom

RADIO (not as bad as you think!)
• THE ORIGINAL STREAMING MEDIA!!! • America's #1 reach medium with 240MM listeners • #1 ROI advertisement (cheap production, near real-time local ads) • Local programming for events, sports, news • No cord to cut!!! It's already free • Growth is all about ratings driving price


Blackstone on Real Estate

How to Invest Now?
? A differentiated approach to the U.S. residential private mortgage market
? Focus on proprietary, less easily accessible, newly originated mortgage credit and high quality borrowers
? Leverage a trusted group of mortgage originators, with pre-determined specifications for underwriting ? Timely market and product insights ? Real-time risk and performance monitoring for swift decision making ? Opportunistic and flexible approach that responds to changing market conditions

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