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The Evolving M&A Landscape



April 18, 2024
The Townsend Hotel

How high rates, political uncertainty and the rise of AI impact dealmaking.

Experience Dealmakers

The Smart Business Dealmakers Conference, formerly known as ASPIRE, connects hundreds of Detroit business leaders — from middle-market CEOs to top investors and lenders to leading M&A advisers.

With sessions ranging from raising capital to buying and selling companies to planning for liquidity events, our conference covers the breadth of the M&A landscape.

Take a look at this brief video from our event (previously named Aspire) to hear what people had to say about the content, speakers and participants.

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Presented By

Old National Bank

Hosted By

Smart Business Dealmakers

Supporting Sponsors

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Doeren Mayhew
Honigman LLP
National Christian Charitable Foundation
Palm Tree LLC
Riveron Consulting, LLC
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Waldron Private Wealth
Wells Fargo

Specialty Sponsors

Chief Outsiders
Famiglia Wealth
Fifth Third Bank
Hightower Advisors, LLC
Synergy Capital Solutions
Stout Risius Ross, LLC

Conference Location

100 Townsend St.
Birmingham, MI 48009
Tel: (248) 642-7900