Who is doing deals? How are they getting done? And what are the advantages of partnering with the right firms?
Please join us as we discuss current M&A activity, hot sectors, deal valuations, the availability of deal financing and the advantages of partnering with a private equity fund.
Goodarz Agahi – M&A Attorney, Stradling
Mr. Agahi is a member of the Corporate and Securities Law group focusing in the areas of mergers and acquisition, private equity, corporate securities and finance. Mr. Agahi represents buyers, sellers, private equity funds, management groups, issuers and financial advisors in a variety of corporate transactions, including leveraged buyouts, public and private mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and public and private equity offerings. Mr. Agahi also has significant experience dealing with corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies on a broad range of tax issues.
Andrew Bucolo – Managing Director, Madison Capital Funding, LLC
Mr. Bucolo is responsible for client relationship development and new business origination at Madison Capital Funding LLC. He currently focuses on originating, structuring, and closing transactions with middle market private equity firms. Prior to joining Madison Capital at its inception, he worked at Continental Bank and Bank of America in a variety of commercial middle market lending groups, including asset based lending, cash flow lending, and sponsored leveraged cash flow lending. Mr. Bucolo earned a BBA in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA in Finance and Management & Strategy from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Larry Enterline – CEO, Fox Racing
Larry Enterline is the Chief Executive Officer of Fox Racing. Prior to joining Fox Racing, he served as CEO of COMSYS Holdings, Inc. from which he retired in April 2010 after the sale of the company to Manpower, Inc. Prior to joining COMSYS, Mr. Enterline served in a number of senior management roles with Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. from 1989 to 2000, the last of which was corporate senior vice president for Worldwide Sales and Service.
Christopher D. Ivey – Co-Chair, Corporate & Securities Department of Stradlng
Christopher D. Ivey is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group. He practices corporate and securities law, including organizational and transaction matters for emerging growth companies, venture capital financing, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate governance, and regulation under the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other areas of emphasis include intellectual property licensing and development agreements.
Pat Maciariello – Partner, Compass Group Management
Mr. Maciariello is a Partner with Compass Group Management. He joined Compass in 2005 and prior to that, was with Bain & Company and Deutsche Banc Alex Brown. Mr. Maciariello is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Columbia Business School. He is currently a director of Advanced Circuits, Fox Racing Shox, Tridien Medical and ERGObaby; and is on the board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orange County.
Continental breakfast will be served.