Bass, Berry & Sims is proud to once again sponsor the Smart Business Dealmakers Conference. The 2021 virtual event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021 and will feature a lineup of business owners, entrepreneurs, merger and acquisition advisors and investors of networking and discussions about the shifting aspects of deals, pre- and post-COVID-19.
The conference will include 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, maximizing company performance and more.
Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tatjana Paterno will moderate a panel titled, “Paths to Success: Selling a Business and Avoiding Inherent Pitfalls.” The session will include a roundtable of sellers, buyers, and M&A advisors offering perspectives for identifying and strengthening value inside a company prior to the sale, how to ensure the right fit between buyer and seller, and those elements both strategic and PE buyers seek in any deal. In addition, Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Frank Pellegrino will moderate a panel titled, “Family Matters: Dealmaking, Growth, and Communications,” and attorneys Jay Knight and Al Bright will co-host a virtual networking session. The networking session will include a lively discussion on the ins and outs of the SPAC and de-SPAC process. The full agenda can be found here.