- 7:30 a.m. Registration, Coffee & Networking
- 8:00 A.M. Breakfast Is Served Ballroom 1
- 8:15 A.M. Welcome Address Ballroom 1
8:30 A.M. — 9:15 A.M. All-Attendee Kickoff Panel (M&A Roundtable) Ballroom 1
Presented By: Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe LLC
Three of Pittsburgh’s top dealmakers share their 2018 deal experiences, provide their outlook on whether the M&A market will remain competitive in valuations again in 2019, and share their insights into other aspects of transactions which might be changing in 2019.
9:30 a.m. — 10:15 a.m. Acquisitions: Best Practices & Pitfalls Ballroom 2
Presented By: S&T Bank and Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP
Do you know what it takes to buy a business? Join a panel of finance-minded experts and entrepreneurs as they share their experiences buying businesses and structuring acquisition deals.
9:30 a.m. — 10:15 a.m. Anatomy of a Successful Deal Ballroom 3/4
Presented By: Herbein + Co. and Confluence Advisors
An in-depth look at one company’s sale
10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Professionalizing Your Business Ballroom 2
Presented By: First National Bank
What you need to know if you want to raise capital or prepare your company for any type of sale or M&A event
10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Creating Vibrant Growth & Wealth Creation in Western Pennsylvania through Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ballroom 3/4
Presented By: Huntington
Exploring the roles of higher education, technology, research and investment in this journey
- 11:15 a.m. - Noon Networking
- Noon Lunch is Served Ballroom 1
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon Panel Discussion - The Future of Work & Its Impact on M&A in Western Pennsylvania: How to value today’s organizations in the wake of automation & social disruption. Ballroom 1
Presented By: Smart Business
People are often the most critical resource at an organization. However, the acceleration of technology - robotics, AI, automation - coupled with growing lifespans and the increasing diversity of workers has created new challenges when evaluating and acquiring companies. Regional experts, investors and entrepreneurs explore how to value today's organizations in the wake of automation and social disruption.
1:30 p.m. — 2:15 p.m. Growth Through Acquisition: Do you have the right capital structure, plan and goals? Ballroom 2
Presented By: Clark Hill and First Commonwealth Bank
When you’re in acquisition mode, no deal is simple. Whether it is putting the right capital structure together, conducting stringent due diligence, or ensuring a seamless integration after the transaction closes, it’s imperative to take the time to get it right. A group of veteran business leaders, investors and M&A advisers share what’s worked for them and others, as well as offer tips on ways to make sure the deal closes and accelerates your business goals.
1:30 p.m. — 2:15 p.m. Preparing Your Company For A Sale: Understanding when people sell, how people prepare, and who they should work with to consummate the deal. Ballroom 3/4
Presented By: Cohen & Grigsby
What attracts investors
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Financing Your Business Ballroom 2
Presented By: Babst Calland and Northwest Bank
From conventional to non-conventional…and everything in between
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. The HR Side of M&A Ballroom 3/4
Presented By: Henderson Brothers
As companies make acquisitions, how do they manage different cultures in merging the organizations?
- 3:30 p.m. Cocktails & Networking Reception featuring the 2019 Dealmaker of the Year Awards King’s Garden 4 & 5