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Mr. Harry J. Buckel

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Operating Advisor
    SV Investment
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Pennysaver Group Acquired by SV Investment Partners | JEGI - Independent Investment Bank
www.jegi.com, 11 April 2006 [cached]
Upon closing the transaction, Harry J. Buckel was named Chairman of Pennysaver. For the past four years, Mr. Buckel has served as an Operating Advisor to SV, assisting with marketing industry investments. He has been involved in the publishing industry for more than 30 years, including more than 20 years in the shopper sector.
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In addition, Chet Cleaver, who worked closely with Mr. Buckel at Harte-Hanks and Newport Media, was named Vice President of Operations.
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Mr. Buckel said, "Pennysaver is a well known and established name in the shopper industry.
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With his history in the industry, we know Mr. Buckel will take Pennysaver to further success.
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We look forward to working with Harry and his team to drive value creation over the long term."
Washington Business Journal: Pennysaver sold to New York firm - 2006-04-11
washington.bizjournals.com, 11 April 2006 [cached]
SV Investment also named a new management team, appointing Harry J. Buckel as chairman at Pennysaver Group.Buckel has served as operator advisor to SV for the past four years.Buckel and SV Partner Monty York founded Newport Media, which was later sold to Times-Mirror Corp.
Weiss, Peck & Greer Equity
www.wpgequity.com, 1 Dec 2000 [cached]
Buckel relies on Aurora to help with strategic planning and conduct treasury functions, allowing Buckel to focus in other aspects of running Newport.
"There is a division of labor," says Buckel, formerly president of Harte-Hanks Inc.'s shopper division."We both know what we don't know."
While investors' style vary, many develop enough trust in management during due diligence to give them freedom to run their operations.
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For example, Buckel says a relationship calling for presentation of weekly financials could be "onerous."
Sharing RiskWhile equity investors, like Aurora and WPG, give operators a looser rein, they are no less concerned with keeping operations on track.If results don't meet expectations, none are slow to embark on repairs.
"Critical to the private equity group is the manager having an answer, having a plan and knowing how to execute it," says Aurora's Yort.
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"We're very pleased with the industry, the company and with Harry," Yort says."The industry has finally gotten the recognition it deserves because of the value it brings to people."
"We selected Weiss, Peck & Greer because I was looking for people I had personal compatibility with."
Weiss, Peck & Greer, L.L.C., an investment management firm with offices in New York, San Francisco and Chicago, manages $18 billion in assets.It is owned by the European-based Robeco Group, with over $100 billion in assets.
Untitled Document
www.auroracap.com, 1 July 1996 [cached]
In April 1996, having analyzed the industry, Aurora partnered with Mr. Harry Buckel, an industry executive, to pursue a consolidation strategy.At that time, Mr. Buckel had over 23 years of experience in the publishing industry, including 14 years with shopper publications.From 1987 to 1996, Mr. Buckel served as Senior Vice President of Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc. and President of their shopper division.While at Harte-Hanks, Mr. Buckel completed seven acquisitions, establishing Harte-Hanks as the leading U.S. shopper publisher and maintaining that position for over 10 years.During this time, Mr. Buckel oversaw the development and implementation of leading edge technology that enabled the company to successfully acquire and expand into established and new markets.
"Aurora's strategic vision and skill in dealing with financial matters and the capital markets matches perfectly with the needs of an operations oriented entrepreneur seeking to build his/her company through internal growth and acquisitions.It is also important that we share common values."
Harry J. BuckelChairman and Chief Executive Officer
In June and July 1996, Aurora and Mr. Buckel formed Newport Media, Inc. and acquired four separate shopper publishers including the Yankee Trader, the Marketeer, Results Media and Shopper's Guide.These four shopper publishers are located in the metropolitan markets surrounding New York City and Philadelphia and have a circulation of over 1.6 million households.These markets exhibit attractive demographics, including low unemployment, high household income, increasing population and a fragmented media base.The combination of these four shopper publishers created the second largest shopper publisher in the U.S. and the largest in the Northeast.To complement these four publishers, Newport acquired the Huntington Pennysaver shopper publisher and the Pocket Mailer coupon mailer in January and February 1997.The addition of these New York products increased Newport Media's reach to over two million households.After the acquisition of these six publishers, Mr. Buckel executed an extensive consolidation of all the business functions.
Pennysaver Group, Inc. Acquired By SV Investment Partners
www.prnewswire.com, 11 April 2006 [cached]
Upon closing the transaction, Harry J. Buckel was named Chairman of Pennysaver.For the past four years, Mr. Buckel has served as an Operating Advisor to SV, assisting with marketing services investments.He began working with SV Partner Monty Yort in the mid-1990s when Mr. Yort partnered with Mr. Buckel to found and build Newport Media, a Shopper publisher that was later sold to Times-Mirror Corporation.Mr. Buckel has been involved in the publishing industry for more than 30 years, including more than 20 years in the Shopper sector, where he ran both Harte-Hanks' Shopper division and Newport Media.
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Mr. Cleaver worked closely with Mr. Buckel at both Harte-Hanks and Newport Media.
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Mr. Buckel said, "Pennysaver is a well known and established name in the Shopper industry.
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We look forward to working with Harry and his team to drive value creation over the long term."
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