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The Evolving M&A Landscape

Thursday, June 13, 2024
The Hotel Cleveland

How high rates, political uncertainty and the rise of AI impact dealmaking.

NOTE: Attorneys who attend are eligible for 4.0 general CLE credits.

Experience Dealmakers

The Smart Business Dealmakers Conference, formerly known as ASPIRE, connects hundreds of Northeast Ohio business leaders — from middle-market CEOs to top investors and lenders to leading M&A advisers.

With sessions ranging from raising capital to buying and selling companies to planning for liquidity events, our conference covers the breadth of the M&A landscape.

To experience Dealmakers, take a look at this brief overview video to hear what people had to say about the content, speakers and participants.

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Presented By

First National Bank

Hosted By

Smart Business

Supporting Sponsors

BNY Mellon
CM Wealth Advisors, LLC
Cohen & Company
Copper Run Capital LLC
Gridiron Capital
Hightower Advisors, LLC
Fairport Wealth
McCarthy Lebit Crystal Liffman Co., LPA
MelCap Partners, LLC
National Christian Charitable Foundation
Northwest Bank
Pease Bell CPAs
Riveron Consulting, LLC
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Tucker Ellis

Specialty Sponsors

Charles Schwab & Co.
First Federal of Lakewood
Lockton Companies
McDonald Hopkins LLC
Return on Life Wealth Partners
Royce Security

Patron Sponsors

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC
Consumers Bank
Cushman & Wakefield | CRESCO Real Estate
DGP Capital
M7 Holdings LLC

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