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Session A

Why Deals Fail … and the Impact of COVID-19 on the Buy-Side

Presented By: SunTrust Bank & RSM

Buying a company isn’t as simple as one thinks. There’s an art to identifying acquisition prospects, conducting due diligence, negotiating price and closing the deal. Hear from a group of veteran C-Suite executives and M&A advisors as they offer best practices from the frontlines of dealmaking for pre-transaction planning and the close...and why some deals just can’t get done.

Moderator:

Jim Geuther
Market President, Northern Ohio Region
SunTrust Banks

Jim is the Market President of SunTrust in Northern Ohio His primary responsibilities include developing Commercial & Private Wealth teams to serve the middle-market segment. A native of Northeast Ohio, Jim has served in sales and executive leadership roles throughout the majority of his 30+ year career in financial services.

Panelests:

Brian Adkinson
Director
RSM US LLP
Dan DeSantis
Partner
Provariant Equity Partners
Doug Sibila
President & CEO
Peoples Services, Inc.