How to Reach the Close in a Tough Market
Presented By: Dickinson Wright, PLLC / Doeren Mayhew
Making acquisitions in any economic environment isn’t easy. Terms, conditions, and even circumstances can change all the way up until the end. So when you mix in uncertainty, getting the deal done is even more challenging. Join a panel of C-suite executives, an investor, and two M&A advisors as they explore what it takes to navigate due diligence today and seal the deal.
Matt is a Shareholder at Doeren Mayhew leading the firm’s business development and strategic initiatives. Drawing upon more than 20 years of business development experience, he collaborates with the firm’s professionals across all industry and technical disciplines to develop and nurture relationships with existing and potential clients, as well as the external professional community that serves them.
Leveraging his wealth management and growth initiatives experience, Matt is able to offer a unique perspective to business owners. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for Telemus Capital Partners, LLC as a Managing Director providing guidance to businesses and individuals to help them with their investment decisions. Previous to that, Matthew was an Investment Banker advising middle-market companies on divestitures, mergers and acquisitions and financing for Deloitte.
Dickinson Wright, PLLC
Bill is a Member of Dickinson Wright PLLC and has been representing buyers and sellers of businesses for over 25 years. As a trusted advisor and experienced negotiator, Bill has successfully closed an extensive list of M&A transactions across a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, snack food, manufactured homes, healthcare and consulting, among others. Typical deal values range in size from a few million dollars to several hundred million dollars.
Stifel Financial Corp
Greg Urban is a Managing Director with Stifel Financial Corporation’s Investment Bank and is based in the firm’s New York office. He leads the bank’s coverage of companies operating in the automotive and automotive technology sectors. His typical transactions include mergers and acquisitions advisory, restructuring advisory and equity and debt capital market financings. Greg has spent his entire 20+ year career in the automotive industry, starting as a Product Development Engineer at a global OEM.
Stephane is the CEO of LUXIT Group, a global lighting supplier to the Automotive Industry.
He has 25 years experience in the automotive industry working for global corporations in Europe and North America. Prior to joining LUXIT Group, Mr. Vedie was the North American CEO at Magneti Marelli (now Marelli) and the Global CEO at Varroc Lighting Systems (now Plastic Omnium Lighting).
He joined New Water Capital in September 2021, a PE firm located in Boca Raton Florida, to lead their automotive platform. LUXIT Group was created with the acquisition of 5 different privately owned companies. Mr. Vedie holds dual Masters Degrees, one in Purchasing from University of Grenoble (France,) and the other in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business in Amiens (France).
Dan is the CEO of W&P Management, a family of vertically-integrated businesses in the power equipment and power sports industries. Dan is a partner with three of his siblings and one nephew that has grown a couple retail stores to suite of businesses with over $400 million in revenue. As a third-generation owner, Dan has held a wide variety of roles in his 36 years in the business. He now spends much of his time evaluating strategic partnership and acquisition opportunities, leading the executive team, and mentoring a fourth generation of family members in the business.