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Sell-Side M&A Options: Closing the Deal

Presented By: BDO / Griffin Financial Group LLC / SES ESOP Strategies

When you’re selling a business, there are numerous options available. Join a group of c-suite executives, private equity leader, and experts as they discuss how to evaluate strategic buyers, financial buyers, and even ESOPS.

Moderator:

Ed Renenger
President and CEO
SES ESOP Strategies

Ed is President and CEO of SES ESOP Strategies and Co-Chair of the ESOP Group and the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group at Stevens & Lee, an affiliated company of SES. He counsels business owners on how to sell their companies to employees through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) and also advises on other ESOP-related transactions.

Panelists:

Ken Baker
President & Former Owner
NewAge Industries
Eric Fahr
Partner
BDO USA LLP

Eric Fahr has more than 20 years of business experience, including 17 years serving corporate and private equity clients on over 200 buy-side and sell-side transactions. He has worked with clients in a range of industries, including consumer and industrial products, aerospace and defense, technology, business services, life sciences, and retail. Eric has extensive experience with carve-out transactions, as well as stand-alone transactions, add-on acquisitions and divestitures. His international experience includes in-bound and out-bound investment to/from Canada, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific regions.

John Lee
Senior Managing Director
Griffin Financial Group

John Lee manages Griffin’s Commercial, Industrial and Services Group. He has 25 years of experience providing merger and acquisition advisory services, private placements of debt and equity capital, and management buyout advisory services for middle-market companies in a wide range of industries. His experience includes sourcing, initiating and managing numerous investment banking transactions for middle-market business and government services, consumer and industrial manufacturing, distribution and technology companies.

 

Michael Pantilione
Principal
LLR Partners