Bass, Berry & Sims is proud to sponsor the 2020 Smart Business Dealmakers Conference, which will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., February 27 at The Westin Nashville. The event will feature a lineup of business owners, entrepreneurs, merger and acquisition advisors and investors who are participating in roundtable discussions, panel discussions and one-on-one networking.

The conference will feature middle-market CEOs, top private equity and venture capital firms, major lenders and leading service providers participating in sessions that cover the breadth of the merger and acquisition landscape. Sessions will feature such topics as buying a business, selling a business, financing a deal, liquidity events, merging operations, alternative investing and more.

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Michael Holley will moderate a panel titled, “Keep vs. Sell: What to do with the family business.” The session will discuss the unique dynamics and how to navigate the most difficult question: to keep or sell the company. Panelists include Stephen Cook, Executive Managing Director, LFM Capital; L.A. Galyon, Managing Director and Partner, Brentwood Capital Advisors; Amy Peterson, Vice President and Senior Trust Officer, City National Bank; and Dr. Philip M. Pfeffer, President and CEO, Treemont Capital Inc.

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney John Fuller will serve as a panelist in a session titled, “Alignment on the Sell Side: Understanding different types of buyers.” The panel, moderated by Bill Tyson, EVP Capital Markets, Fifth Third Bank, includes David Dill, President and CEO, LifePoint Health; Anna Kovalkova, Partner, Pharos Capital Group; and William Seibels, Chief Executive Officer, IVX Health. The session will discuss how to understand the goals of strategic and financial buyers and what that means for the seller.

As sponsors, we are excited to extend a discounted registration to our clients and friends. For more information, please contact Amy Norris.