M&A Forum will provide insight into changed M&A marketplace

As the economy rebounds opportunities for selling privately held businesses are re-emerging.

Opportunities for businesses looking to grow through strategic acquisitions or create exit strategies through selling their companies will also improve as the economic recovery continues.

Although commercial lending can be difficult to obtain, greater numbers of private and public buyers are increasingly purchasing competitors, suppliers and other related companies.

In this spirit, BizTimes Media will present its “M&A Forum: Buy? Sell? Hold?” on Wednesday, May 19, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

The keynote speaker will be Mark Herndon, president of Dallas-based Parkwood Advisors LLC, a financial services firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, investment banking and private equity financing. Herndon is co-author of “The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions: Process Tools to Support M&A Integration at Every Level.”

To read a recent Q&A interview with Herndon, click here.

The M&A Forum will also include experts from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren Attorneys at Law and Northern Trust Bank, who will examine steps that business owners need to take to maximize the value their companies can attract in a sale, how they should structure potential transactions and steps they can take to prepare their estates or families for the financial windfall of a company sale.

The cost to attend the event is $75 per person and $600 for a table of eight. For information or to reserve a spot, visit www.biztimes.com/site/m-a-forum.

For more on the M&A Forum, see the video below.


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