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Settling Into the Current Deal Paradigm

Presented By: Riveron / Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

If you're considering taking your company to market for any type of M&A transaction you've likely noticed we've entered a time with more uncertainty, greater volatility, and more stringent due diligence. What does that mean for executives looking to get deals done in this new ecosystem, and how can you best navigate today's environment to get your house in order so that you're able to close deals? Join this session for a frank conversation on what blocking and tackling looks like today.


Robert Berdanier
Managing Director




Dominic DiPuccio
Partner, Chair Mergers and Acquisitions Group
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Dominic focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, and public and private equity and debt securities offerings. He represents entrepreneurs, emerging-growth, and seasoned companies (public and private), investors, venture capital, and private equity funds, and real estate sponsors in a wide variety of corporate finance transactions. Dominic is chair of Taft’s Mergers and Acquisitions group.

Bob Girton
Edgewater Capital

Bob Girton is a partner at Edgewater Capital, a private equity firm focused on investing in smaller performance materials businesses. In addition to traditional PE roles in sourcing, executing, and managing investments, Bob chairs Edgewater’s DEI initiative and is the partner in charge of the firm’s business development efforts. He lives in Shaker Heights, is a life long learner, and is very proud of his two kids, Ava and Theodore.

Jonathan Pressnell
Blue Point Capital Partners

Jonathan rejoined Blue Point Capital Partners in 2015. He was previously with Blue Point from 2007 to 2010. Most recently, Jonathan was a principal at Greenbriar Equity Group. Prior to joining Blue Point in 2007, Jonathan worked as an analyst for KeyBanc Capital Markets in the mergers and acquisitions group, and he began his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young. Jonathan holds a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.S. in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

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