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Session B

Winning the Deal: Considerations Beyond Price

Presented By: HUB International / Goulston & Storrs

In an acquisition landscape where supply is limited and demand is high, often price becomes the difference. But what if it doesn’t, and other factors determine which buyer wins the deal? Join this insightful—and sometimes contrarian—conversation among a group of acquisition-minded c-suite executives, investors, and M&A advisors as they discuss what truly differentiates winning buy-side transactions… beyond the price.

Following a 40-minute panel discussion you will have the opportunity to meet the speakers and ask questions during a 20-minute video Q&A session.


Marc Mingolelli
Director of Client Relations
HUB International


John Cushing
Goulston & Storrs

John is a corporate and securities lawyer who advises entrepreneurs, family offices, business owners and c-level executives on matters of business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, joint ventures, strategic alliances, private placements and public offerings of debt and equity securities, SEC compliance, technology licensing, corporate governance, recapitalizations, executive compensation, business succession and corporate governance. Having spent several years in working in finance and business operations, John has a unique understanding of client’s business and financial objectives. John works collaboratively with clients across a variety of industries, including high technology, consumer products, digital and print media, e-commerce and e-solutions, software development, information technology, life sciences, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, professional and financial services and alternative energy.

Olly Forrer
Vice President
Artemis Capital Partners

Olly is a Vice President on the Investment Team at Artemis. Olly works across the full spectrum of Fund activities, including deal generation, investment strategy & thesis development, transaction lead, portfolio company lead and Limited Partner engagement. Olly joined Artemis from Canaccord Genuity, a global middle-market investment bank, where he spent three years as an Analyst and Associate focusing on technology M&A advisory. Prior to Canaccord, Olly worked at AGC Partners, a Boston-based investment bank, focusing on technology M&A advisory. Olly received his BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (magna cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Irina Krasik
Stellex Capital Management

Ms. Krasik is a member of Stellex’s investment team. Prior to joining Stellex in 2021, Ms. Krasik was a Principal at Bregal Partners where she led investments in the Food & Consumer and Business Services sectors. Before Bregal Partners, Ms. Krasik was a Principal at Wicks Capital Partners and prior to that an Associate at the Carlyle Group.

Ms. Krasik previously served on the boards of Bendon, Bisnow, My Mochi, Northstar Travel Group, Sontiq, and Syndigo.

Sean Sullivan
Vice President
Copley Equity Partners

Sean joined Copley in 2019 and is currently a Vice President based in Copley’s Boston office. Sean is responsible for deal sourcing, deal execution, and portfolio company management. Prior to Copley, Sean worked at a number of private equity firms including SFW Capital, WestView Capital, and Century Equity Partners. Prior to entering private equity, Sean worked at Barclays Capital in the Investment Banking Group in New York City.

Sean earned a B.S. in Finance and B.A. in History from Boston College and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Sean also graduated with honors from Belmont Hill School.

Conference Location

Dealmakers Conference
Boston, MA
Tel: (800) 988-4726