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THE MIDDLE-MARKET M&A CONFERENCE

The Smart Business Dealmakers Conference connects entrepreneurs, investors and dealmakers
for a day of dynamic content and networking in top U.S. business markets.

EXPERIENCE DEALMAKERS

Every year, Smart Business Dealmakers connects thousands of local dealmakers, including middle-market CEOs, top PE and VC firms, major lenders and leading service providers.

With sessions ranging from raising capital to buying and selling companies to alternative asset investing, our conferences cover the breadth of the M&A landscape.

To experience Dealmakers, take a look inside one of our past events.

SUCCESSFUL CEOS, INVESTORS AND ADVISERS SHARE THEIR INSIGHTS INTO KEY M&A TOPICS

BUYING A BUSINESS

SELLING A BUSINESS

FINANCING A DEAL

LIQUIDITY EVENTS

TRANSACTION PREPAREDNESS

FAMILY BUSINESS DYNAMICS

WHAT’S ON THE AGENDA?

Every Smart Business Dealmakers conference is tailored to the needs of the local market, but each event features dynamic speakers, engaging panel discussions and numerous networking opportunities. Here is an example of what a typical agenda looks like.

Morning

8:00 Doors Open/Registration/Breakfast
8:45 Kickoff & Introductions
9:00 Opening All-Attendee Session
10:00 Breakout Panel Discussions
Buying/Selling/Deal Preparedness
10:40 Q&A Session/Networking/Refreshments
11:00 Breakout Panel Discussions
Capital/Liquidity/Family Business Dynamics
11:40 Q&A Session/Networking/Refreshments

Afternoon

12:00 Lunch/Networking
1:20 Dealmakers Awards Panel Discussion
2:00 Breakout Panel Discussions
Buying/Selling/Deal Preparedness
2:40 Q&A Session/Networking/Refreshments
3:00 Breakout Panel Discussions
Capital/Liquidity/Family Business Dynamics
3:40 Q&A Session/Networking/Refreshments
4:00 Dealmakers Awards/Cocktail Reception
6:00 Conclusion

Some of Our Sponsors

Aon
Baker Hostetler
Merrill Lynch
BDO
BNY
Dickenson Wright
Huntington
Key Bank
Oswald
PNC Bank
RSM
TCF Bank
UBS
US Bank
Vistage

Cities

Event
Chicago

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Union League Club of Chicago


Event
Charlotte

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Carmel Country Club


Event
Minneapolis

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
The Minikahda Club


Event
Boston

January 20, 2022
Virtual Conference


Event
Pittsburgh

February 23, 2022
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown


Event
St. Louis

March 2, 2022
Saint Louis Club


Event
Nashville

March 23, 2022
City Winery Nashville


Event
Detroit

May 4, 2022
The Townsend Hotel


Event
Cleveland

May 12, 2022
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel


Event
Milwaukee

May 24, 2022
The Pfister Hotel


Event
Baltimore

June 8, 2022
Baltimore Country Club - Roland Park


Event
Philadelphia

September 8, 2022
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown


Event
Columbus

September 22, 2022
Hilton Columbus Downtown