June 4th at 4:00 PM

Chicago Chapter: June Deal Connect Panel



Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
161 North Clark Street
Suite 4300
Chicago, Illinois, 60601


late registration: $220
This event is free for Chicago Private Equity Chapter, Los Angeles Private Equity Chapter, Los Angeles Real Estate Chapter, NYC Private Equity Chapter, National Chapter, Corporate, and Presidents Club members.


This event starts on Tuesday June 4th at 4:00 PM CDT.


Topic: Economics vs. Relationship: How the Two are Measured When Choosing a Deal Partner 

In 2018 the M&A market continued to experience record amounts of dry powder, coupled with high purchase multiples that occur as a result. Investors are rethinking previously successful strategies in efforts to put their money to work. There is more competition than ever for a finite number of deals. It is not enough to be able to write a check; one must also rely on relationships for access to deal flow and closing a deal. But how are the economics on a deal and strength of a relationship among the transactional professionals measured against each other? Hear from a panel of seasoned M&A veterans from both sides of the table about how they’ve developed their networks over the years, and utilized them in recent times during this highly competitive market. They will discuss questions like: Is it enough to be willing to write the largest check? To what extent are past experiences with someone across the table valued when deciding how to proceed? What steps have they taken to build their network and brand in recent years?

Opus Connect Members: No Charge
Non-Members (On or before May 31st): $195
Non-Members (On or after June 1st): $220  

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Jason Berne
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner


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Brad Pickard
Republic Partners
Managing Director
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Grant Smith
JZ Partners
Vice President
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Thomas Affolter
White Oak Global Advisors, LLC
Managing Director
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Tom Goldblatt
Ravinia Capital
Managing Partner


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