A Deep Dive on the Buy-Side
Presented By: Tucker Ellis LLP and S&T Bank
Join a group of entrepreneurs and M&A experts as they share lessons learned — what’s worked and what hasn’t — with acquisitions. The conversation will include a 360-review of several successful — and not-so-successful — deals.
Chair, M&A and Securities & Capital Markets Practice
Tucker Ellis LLP
Jayne serves as co-chair of the Corporate Governance practice group and chair of the Private Equity practice group at Tucker Ellis and as vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Corporate Governance Committee. She is a trusted adviser to investors, boards, and management on corporate transactions, regulatory compliance and fiduciary duties. She counsels public and high-growth private companies, private equity funds and venture capital funds through all stages of their life cycles and has been a key adviser on domestic and cross border deals.
President & CEO
Universal Polymer & Rubber Ltd.
Joe has been leading Universal Polymer & Rubber LTD (UPR) for 18 years and has over 40 years experience in the manufacturing of polymer components both in the medical and industrial markets. The UPR team, with the support of parent company Cypress, has completed five successful acquisitions over the past 10 years. Through organic growth and acquisitions, Joe has grown revenue by 2.5 times and EBITDA by 5 times which has positioned UPR a leader in the Polymer industry.
Executive Vice President & Market President
Steve Hendricks is executive vice president, market president, for the Northeast Ohio region of S&T Bank. With over 30 years of experience in banking and finance, he played an integral role in the opening of the S&T loan production office (LPO) in Fairlawn in 2012 and the Independence LPO in 2018. He will continue to support the momentous growth into Northeast Ohio through the opening of the Cuyahoga Falls branch this year.
President & CEO
Everstream Solutions LLC
Brett is president and CEO of Everstream Solutions LLC, a super-regional network service provider. He has extensive experience in telecom, operations management and business development. In 2018, he facilitated the sale of Everstream to AMP Capital, a global investment manager. Previously, he tripled the company’s size through two acquisitions and oversaw a $100 million expansion of its legacy network.
VP, Corporate Development
Becky has worked closely with a variety of middle-market and public companies, assisting them in finding solutions to achieve their growth and liquidity goals. She started her career in the M&A Group at KeyBanc Capital Markets and joined Western Reserve Partners LLC, a boutique investment banking firm in Cleveland, in 2005. She has successfully closed more than 35 transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (sell-side and buy-side), capital raising, bankruptcies and fairness opinions.