Bass, Berry & Sims is proud to once again sponsor the Smart Business Dealmakers Conference. The 2024 event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on February 22, 2024 at the Hillwood Country Club and will feature a lineup of business owners, entrepreneurs, M&A advisors, and investors.

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 topics such as buying and selling companies, to alternative asset investing and more.

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tatjana Paterno will moderate a panel titled, “Closing the Deal: Sell-side strategies in today’s dynamic market.” Tatjana will be joined by Greg Bickett – Managing Director at Footprint Capital; Grant Jackson – Managing General Partner at Council Capital and Pryor Smartt – Managing Partner at Lead Capital Partners. The session will feature real-world case studies and valuable tips to guide you in ensuring the successful sale of your company. In addition, Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Howard Lamar will moderate a panel titled, “The Family Business Crossroads: A Tale of Different Paths.” Howard will be joined by Brian Cronin – Principal at Brightstar Capital Partners; Cordia Harrington – Founder & CEO at TN Bun Company and Rich Thomson – Founder & Chairman at Dreamliner Luxury Coaches.  The session will unravel the complexities faced by family-owned and/or operated businesses when evaluating M&A options, growth strategies, and the critical decisions surrounding succession planning and what the next chapter may look like. The full agenda can be found here.

As a sponsor, we are pleased to offer discounted registrations to our clients and friends. For more information or to register, please contact Amy Norris.