Tuesday is the registration deadline for the annual BizTimes Milwaukee M&A Forum event, which will be held on Thursday, April 21, from 7:30 to 11 a.m., at the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown hotel, 323 E. Wisconsin Ave. The theme for this year’s M&A Forum is, “Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em.”
The event is designed to provide business leaders with more insight on how to take advantage of the hot M&A market. Merger and acquisition activity has been robust in the Milwaukee area during the last year with numerous large, medium-sized and smaller firms being acquired.
Uline chief financial officer Frank Unick will be the keynote speaker for the M&A Forum. He will tell the story of the Pleasant Prairie-based company’s significant growth.
A panel discussion at the M&A Forum will focus on “The Psychology of Growing Your Business or Deciding to Sell.” Panelists will include: Steve Ziegler, CEO of Inpro; Paul Stewart, partner with PS Capital; Thomas Myers, shareholder with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.; and Jim Feeney, former CEO/owner of Wisconsin Film and Bag. The panel will be moderated by Ann Hanna, managing director of Schenck M&A Solutions.
A second panel discussion at the M&A Forum will focus on “Who is Your Ideal Buyer?” Panelists will include: Lisa Reardon, CEO and chairman of Owner’s Edge Inc.; Dave Strand, president and CEO of Wisconsin Oven Co.; and Mark Grosskopf, president, CEO and owner of NRC. The panel will be moderated by Greg Larson, senior vice president of commercial banking for Bank Mutual.
The M&A Forum will also include breakout sessions: “Business Owner’s Playbook: Three Ideas to Create Long Term Value,” “Beyond EBITDA: How Private Equity Views Your Business,” and “So You’ve Sold Your Business, Now What?”
Click here to register for the BizTimes M&A Forum. Registration will close at the end of the day on Tuesday, April 19.