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Session H

Navigating a Tightening Economy and More Stringent Buy-Side Deal Terms

Presented By: Citizens Capital Markets / Tucker Ellis, LLP

How are acquisitive companies and Private Equity firms still growing and buying companies in today’s economic climate? Forget what you thought you knew about buy-side transactions. Join a panel of veteran dealmakers as they pore over new areas for consideration in this economic climate, including heightened due diligence requirements from both buyers and lenders.  


Jayne Juvan
Partner and Chair of the M&A and Securities & Capital Markets Practice Groups
Tucker Ellis LLP

Jayne Juvan chairs both the Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities & Capital Markets practice groups at Tucker Ellis. She counsels public and high-growth private companies, private equity firms, and venture capital firms from initial formation through all stages of the business life cycle. Jayne navigates complex issues in transactions of all sizes and has been a key advisor on deals valued at more than $1 billion.




David Campbell
OMNI Systems, Inc.

David Campbell joined OMNI Systems in December 2019 and serves as CFO. David brings 25+ years of broad finance experience to OMNI Systems, including a strong background in FP&A, business integration and systems migrations. He previously worked for Ernst & Young and General Electric each of which have led him to expatriate assignments in Germany.

David Dunstan
Managing Director
Citizens Bank M&A Advisory

David co-founded Western Reserve Partners in 2004, which was acquired by Citizens in 2017, and has more than 25 years of experience advising middle market companies in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising across a wide range of industries. Prior to co-founding Western Reserve Partners, he was a Managing Director at KeyBanc Capital Markets and Manager of Consumer Investment Banking at McDonald Investments. David started his career at Ernst & Young, where he provided financial consulting and audit services to middle market companies.

Brian Lennon
General Die Casters & Dart Casting

Brian Lennon has spent nearly 30 years in the high pressure aluminum die casting field. He started at General Die Casters while earning his bachelor's degree from Kent State University in Operations Management. He started as a process engineer and has moved through the ranks of General Die Casters, achieving the CEO role in 2016. In 2023 General Die Casters merged with Dart Casting in Alsip, Il. Brian is currently CEO of both companies. This move nearly doubled the organization's size. He is using his years of experience to integrate both casting companies to exploit their synergies and grow the business as one of the largest high pressure die casting companies in the US.


Conference Location

100 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, OH 44114
Tel: (216) 413-5000