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Session J

Changing Strategies for Acquirers: What You Need to Know... and How That May Impact the Deal

Presented By: Dickinson Wright PLLC / First National Bank

The current economic climate is creating uncertainty on the buy-side of M&A. But savvy dealmakers know that navigating the ever-evolving landscape requires a keen understanding of the marketplace and having the right team to help keep you off the rocks and on the road to a close. Join two serial acquirers, a seasoned deal attorney, and a veteran financier as they share market trends and offer valuable insights about what’s happening, potential impacts on deals, and provide a roadmap for how to adapt your strategies to stay ahead in this competitive environment.  


Scot Crow
Dickinson Wright PLLC

Scot manages the firm’s corporate, M&A, private equity, securities and tax practices, and is also the head of the cannabis group, which consists of more than 40 attorneys throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has extensive experience in corporate, mergers and acquisitions and tax law and has served as lead counsel in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, private offerings, venture capital financings, mezzanine debt offerings, divestitures and other related financial transactions, in a number of industry sectors, including the cannabis industry.


Marty McCormick
Group Head at FNB Mezzanine
First National Bank

Marty’s work experience includes almost 30 years of lending, investment banking, and private equity experience. The last twenty years have been spent at private equity and subordinated debt firms investing primarily in the mergers and acquisition space.

Marty participates in several boards and is on the board of the Association for Corporate Growth, Cleveland Chapter. He has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the Simon School at the University of Rochester.

Gregory Taber
Managing Partner
Provariant Equity Partners



Tom Werner
CEO & Chairman, Kassel Holdings, LLC
CEO, Kassel Mechanical, LLC



Conference Location

401 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Tel: (614) 384-8600