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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.

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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 virtual agenda looks like.

Morning

8:30 Virtual Platform Goes Live
9:00 Kickoff & Introductions
9:10 Opening All-Attendee Session
10:00 Breakout Panel Discussions
Buying/Selling/Deal Preparedness
10:40 Dealmakers Conversations/Virtual Networking
11:00 Breakout Panel Discussions
Capital/Liquidity/Family Business Dynamics
11:40 Dealmakers Conversations/Virtual Networking

Afternoon

12:00 Midday All-Attendee Session/Dealmaker of the Year Awards
1:00 Breakout Panel Discussions
Buying/Selling/Deal Preparedness
1:40 Dealmakers Conversations/Virtual Networking
2:00 Breakout Panel Discussions
Capital/Liquidity/Family Business Dynamics
2:40 Dealmakers Conversations/Virtual Networking
3:00 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
Philadelphia

Thursday, September 9, 2021
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE


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Columbus

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE


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Chicago

Thursday, October 14, 2021
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE


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Charlotte

Thursday, October 28, 2021
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE


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Texas

Thursday, November 11, 2021
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE


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Milwaukee

February 18, 2021
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE


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Pittsburgh

March 4, 2021
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE


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Nashville

April 22, 2021
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE


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St. Louis

May 6, 2021
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE


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Detroit

May 25, 2021
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE


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Baltimore

June 9, 2021
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE


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Cleveland

June 29, 2021
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE