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Growth Factor: How Strategic Acquirers and Private Equity Firms are Planning Their Next Steps

Presented By: HUB International / Sullivan & Worcester

Given the uncertainty of today’s environment, company executives and private equity firm leaders are re-evaluating their approach to organic and inorganic growth. What does that mean for acquisitive companies and PE firms? Join a CEO, private equity firm veteran, and two M&A advisors for a rousing conversation on what’s next for those on the buy-side.


Benjamin Armour
Partner, M&A Practice Group Leader
Sullivan & Worcester

Ben is the leader of the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Sullivan. His practice focuses on corporate and securities law, representing public and private companies in complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, real estate investment trust (REIT) conversions, SEC reporting and other general corporate and securities matters.

Ben counsels clients through all stages of the corporate life cycle – from initial formation and financing through successful initial public offering or acquisition. He also plays an active role in the firm’s blockchain initiative, and advises companies with respect to blockchain and related technologies, virtual currencies and digital token sales, and related securities laws and regulatory matters, including (i) structuring and documenting the offering of Ethereum-based smart contract digital securities for a real estate fund, and (ii) structuring and documenting the offering of a principal-protected digital security in the hospitality industry.

In addition, Ben is a leader of the firm’s Opportunity Zones practice group, and he advises a range of clients in forming private investment funds, partnerships, joint ventures and other investment structures to take advantage of the U.S. Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017's Opportunity Zone Program.


Olly Forrer
Senior Private Equity Professional
Independent Sponsor

Olly was the Principal on the Investment Team at Artemis. Olly worked 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.

Emmett McNulty
General Management Group

Emmett McNulty is a serial entrepreneur investor. Currently the CEO of General Management Group a Distressed Investment group that owns and operates multiple businesses around the world. He founded General Management Group (GMG) as an investment vehicle in 2016 and formally as the management company acting with the group's portfolios in early 2020. The GMG team currently works with over 20,000 independent contractors and employees located in 28 countries, with Headquarters predominantly located in North America and Ireland (2022).

Marc Mingolelli
Private Equity Practice Leader, New England
HUB International

Conference Location

10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: (617) 262-9600