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Grand Ballroom 2 Session A

The Dual Benefits of Liquidity

Presented By: Clark Hill PLC / Footprint Capital

Learn strategies from entrepreneurs, investors, and M&A experts that not only generate a liquidity event for owners to take chips off the table but also provide fresh opportunities to inject additional capital into new M&A deals. 


Jeffrey Conn
Chairman & Member
Clark Hill PLC

Jeff’s primary areas of practice are mergers and acquisitions, general corporate, commercial and real estate finance and real estate law. He regularly represents private equity groups, small, middle-market and large corporations, lenders, borrowers and real estate developers in a variety of transactional matters and matters involving general corporate advice. Jeff has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America.


Mike Blume
Tail End Capital

Mike Blume is a partner at Tail End Capital Partners. He is responsible for all aspects of investment management, including sourcing and executing new investments, monitoring existing portfolio company performance, and leading employee training and development.

Before joining Tail End, Mike spent three years on the investment team at Incline Equity Partners, where he was responsible for evaluating and executing new investments and managing existing portfolio companies.

Before Incline, Mike spent two years in PNC's Asset Backed Finance group, focusing on the origination, structuring, and execution of securitizations. Mike graduated with a BBA in Finance cum laude from the University of Notre Dame.


Josh Curtis
Managing Partner
Footprint Capital

Josh works with business leaders on ownership transactions and liquidity events, including sell-side and buy-side engagements and transactions, such as management buyouts, succession and exit planning, ESOP formations, capital sourcing and leveraged recaps. Prior to leading Footprint Capital, Josh was vice president at Insource Spend Management Group. He led Insource through two synergistic acquisitions and ultimately, its sale.

Patrick O'Brien
Westinghouse Electric Corporation



Conference Location

600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Tel: (412) 391-4600