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Emerson Burkhart Session B

A Deep Dive on the Sell Side

Presented By: Dickinson Wright / Aon

Effectively selling your business can be complicated, but highly rewarding when you have a plan to keep the transaction on track and your organization’s legacy secure. Entrepreneurs, investors, and experts explain how they to keep from drowning when you dive into the sell-side waters.


Scot Crow
Member & Practice Department Manager, Columbus office
Dickinson Wright

Scot manages the firm’s corporate, M&A, private equity, securities and tax practices, and is also the head of the cannabis group, which consists of more than 40 attorneys throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has extensive experience in corporate, mergers and acquisitions and tax law and has served as lead counsel in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, private offerings, venture capital financings, mezzanine debt offerings, divestitures and other related financial transactions, in a number of industry sectors, including the cannabis industry.


Kyle Crowe
Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions
BMO Capital Markets Corp.

During his extensive career as both an investment banker and corporate attorney, Kyle has been deeply involved in all types of M&A services, including sell- and buy-side advisories, corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, strategic investments, defensive advisories and fairness opinions. Prior to joining BMO from Greene Holcomb Fisher, he was a managing director at Piper Jaffray, where he founded and directed the firm’s technology mergers and acquisitions group.

Phil Derrow
Ohio Transmission Corporation

Phil has worked at OTC for 36 years and has done nearly every job from sweeping the floors, to service technician, sales, management and finally CEO since 1998. During Phil’s tenure, OTC has grown 10 times through a balance of organic and acquisition-based expansion, completing 25 acquisitions in the process. OTC emphasizes its mission and core values as the keys to its employee-centered success. It has been recognized as one of Central Ohio’s Best Places to Work.

Vipul Patel, Esq.
Senior Vice President

Prior to joining Aon’s Transaction Solutions team in January 2015, Vip most recently was a vice president in the healthcare investment banking group at Robert W. Baird, where he focused on mergers, acquisitions and capital raising transactions. Prior to that, Vip was an associate in the healthcare investment banking group at Deutsche Bank focusing on mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions.  Before his career in investment banking, Vip was a corporate attorney with O’Melveny & Myers and Jones Day focusing on mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and securities offerings.

Presented By

Dickinson Wright / Aon
Dickinson Wright / Aon

Conference Location

401 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Tel: 1.614.384.8600

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