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January 5, 2024

AgroFresh Solutions' Clinton Lewis, Jr. On Taking The Public Company Private

By Adam Burroughs

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. was spunoff into a stand-alone public company, listed on NASDAQ, after Dow Chemical acquired Rohm and Haas, of which it had originally been a part. Clinton A. Lewis, Jr.

November 3, 2023

Greater Diligence Means Greater Deal Prep

In the market today, there's been a change in availability of debt and the cost of that debt, says Mereo Capital Partners Managing Partner John O'Hare. There's also an issue of meeting seller

September 29, 2023

Optimism For Better M&A Times Is On The Horizon

Headlines of articles covering the M&A market over the past couple of months and years have painted a challenging picture, says UBS Market Executive, Philadelphia & DC Market Julie Fox. However, they

September 8, 2023

Philadelphia's 2023 Smart Business Network Dealmaker Award Winners: Trailblazers in Business and Innovation

The 2023 Smart Business Network Philadelphia Dealmaker Awards have recognized exceptional individuals who are shaping the landscape of business and innovation in the City of Brotherly Love. These

May 19, 2023

Whether buying or selling, alignment is key

Investors have had a lot to process recently — COVID bumps in their portfolio companies, whether positive or negative; supply chain issues; inflation impacting working capital, to name a few. While

February 24, 2023

Borrowing Against IP

Mark Fox, managing partner at Ghost Tree Partners, and Joseph Rossi, AVP, Aon Intellectual Property Solutions at Aon, on methods for lending against a company's IP.

June 17, 2022

Argo Fresh's Clint Lewis: Running A Public Company With A PE Partner

In AgroFresh, Clint Lewis is leading a public company that has a private equity investor. 'It's a unique dynamic," Lewis says.

December 27, 2019

Philadelphia 2019 Dealmaking Year In Review

With 2019 just about over, we’re taking a look back at some of what we learned this year.

July 18, 2019

BioAdvance’s Rick Jones: Look Beyond The Dollars When Investing In Biotech

Rick Jones, an internist-turned-entrepreneur who is now a partner at the VC firm BioAdvance, offers cautionary advice to investors who would let dollar signs block a more practical insight into biotech investing.

June 28, 2019

Michael Araten: When PE backing isn’t about the money

How former K'NEX CEO Michael Araten chose the best private equity partner to back his international expansion — before his business became collateral damage in the Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy and was sold.

June 21, 2019

Philadelphia ASPIRE Dealmakers Event Photos

The Philadelphia 201 Hotel was the site of Philadelphia's biggest CEO-focused M&A conference on June 12. Check out the event photos.

June 14, 2019

2019 Dealmaker of the Year Awards

During the ASPIRE Dealmakers Conference on June 12, Smart Business Dealmakers recognized some of the top deals and dealmakers in the Philadelphia region.

June 10, 2019

SeventySix Capital’s Wayne Kimmel leverages social capital of athletes to rise above noise

SeventySix Capital Managing Partner Wayne Kimmel discusses how celebrity can help investors and startups stand out in a noisy media landscape to create opportunities for all parties involved.