- 7:30 A.M. Registration, Coffee & Networking
- 8:00 A.M. Breakfast Is Served Bellows ABCD
- 8:15 A.M. Kickoff & Introductions Bellows ABCD
8:30 A.M. - 9:15 A.M. Entreprenuers' M&A Roundtable Bellows ABCD
Presented By: Ice Miller
Growing your business at every stage—how three business leaders and an equity fund partner generate major returns.
9:30 A.M. - 10:15 A.M. So, You Want to Buy a Business Bellows EF
Presented By: Huntington / RSM
Successful entrepreneurs and c-suite executives discuss acquisition strategies and break down deals they’ve made.
9:30 A.M. - 10:15 A.M. Tales from the Sell-Side Emerson Burkhart
Presented By: WEALTHSTONE ADVISORS / Thompson Hine
Frontline stories from entrepreneurs on how to prepare a business for sale and overcome the obstacles that crop up while trying to get the deal done.
10:30 A.M. - 11:15 A.M. Financing Growth Bellows EF
Presented By: U.S. Bank / Clark Schaefer Hackett
A group of entrepreneurs and experts share stories and best practices on raising capital and how to identify when your organization needs capital, how much to seek, where to find it, and how to effectively deploy it.
10:30 A.M. - 11:15 A.M. Growth Through Liquidity Emerson Burkhart
Presented By: GBQ Partners LLC
Entrepreneurs and financiers discuss real-life situations where capital raises provided not only liquidity for owners but also helped drive business growth
- 11:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Networking
12:00 P.M. Lunch Panel: Culture—The Great Deal Killer? Bellows ABCD
A roundtable of CEOs, entrepreneurs, and experts explore how culture drives growth and its impact on critical M&A decision-making.
1:30 P.M. A Deep Dive on the Buy Side Bellows EF
Presented By: Dickinson Wright / S&T Bank
Join C-Suite Executives and M&A experts for an exploration of best practices and pitfalls when accelerating growth through acquisitions. This group will share what’s worked and what hasn’t, including how to minimize the impact on your company’s current operations.
1:30 P.M. Before, During and After the Sale Process Emerson Burkhart
Presented By: Dickinson Wright / Aon
A panel of entrepreneurs and experts share front-line stories of how they have positioned their companies — and their clients’ — for sale. They will also provide you with a glimpse of what life for an owner looks like after the deal closes.
2:30 P.M. Building Strong Capital Stacks Bellows EF
Presented By: First Merchants Bank / Brady Ware
A group of entrepreneurs, experts, and financiers explore how to raise capital to effectively fuel expansion.
2:30 P.M. The Liquidity Event Planning Lifecycle Emerson Burkhart
Presented By: Wells Fargo Private Bank
Pre-planning for a liquidity event and giving purpose to the proceeds after the sale.
3:30-4:30 P.M. Cocktail Reception & Awards Bellows AB
Join us at the cocktail reception to recognize the 2019 Dealmakers Award Winners!
- 4:30 P.M. Adjourn