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Winners for the Deal Stats Survey for the Second half of 2014

Congratulations to our Winners! AM&AA Free Summer Conference Pass:  Barry Goodman, Birkdale Transition Partners Barry will receive a free pass to the 2015 Summer Conference. In response to today’s shifting M&A environment, the 2015 Summer Conference will focus on how private equity firms and other dealmakers are responding to today’s new pressures and what is expected going forward. Avention 3 Month Subscription: Kevin Roth, Roth Financial Partners Kevin will receive a 3 month subscribition to one of our AM&AA Member benefits, Avention. Avention offers the world’s first platform that harnesses and leverages Big Data, so you can search the explosion of data and relate it to the businesses, contacts, and topics you care about. It’s a web-based portal providing in-depth public and private company profiles for 23 million organizations worldwide; 14 million are US-based, and 99%...

2014 Summer Conference Slated for July 22nd to 24th

“Evolve: Capturing Opportunities in Today’s Market” is the theme of Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisor’s (AM&AA) 2014 Summer Conference planned for July 22nd  to July 24th at the JW Marriott in Chicago, Illinois.  The AM&AA Summer Conference is this year’s most anticipated industry event that connects 500+ dealmakers from around the world.  The dealmakers, ranging from investment bankers, private equity investors, and other dealmakers, can participate in numerous sessions ranging from finding quality deals in the lower middle-market to international deal sourcing. Patrick O’Keefe from CohnReznick and Steven LaTourette from McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies are the featured keynotes speakers for this anticipated industry event.  O’Keefe will be sharing his outlook on the current economic conditions, underlying trends, and their implications for business activity during the coming year.  LaTourette will be...

AM&AA Summer Conference Insights

The AM&AA Summer Conference, held in Chicago, IL, brought in over 350 attendees including M&A Advisors, Private Equity Firms, Investment Bankers, Family Offices and other private investment professionals. The conference opened with a discussion on the JOBS Act and how it will affect and potentially benefit M&A professionals. Chris Tyrrell of Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) gave insight into how the JOBS Act will bring more capital into private markets from additional and different investors and allow companies to stay private longer. I’m sure everyone will agree that Harvard Business School lecturer Steven Rogers made a huge impact at this year’s conference. His keynote presentation was truly engaging with much audience participation. Rogers spoke on the importance of strategic thinking, which he defined as differentiation, and entrepreneurship in acquisitions. Another highlight...

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