Working with Private Equity


Working with Private Equity

Join us for a discussion with private equity professionals about topics such as their approach to buying businesses, what qualities they look for, how they value businesses, different types of private equity buyers, and what it’s like to work with a private equity buyer during and after the sale.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the different types of private equity buyers and how they are unique from strategic/corporate buyers
  • Learn what business characteristics add and detract from value in the eyes of a private equity buyer
  • Learn the role of private equity buyers after the sale


About the Presenters:

Learn from industry experts, Ben Brown, Partner, Alderman Holdings, and Blake Lewis, Vice President, River Associates about working with private equity.

Meet the Presenters


Thank to our sponsors, this event is free!

This meeting will be held at Community Foundation of  Greater Chattanooga

Address: 1400 Williams Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408


The EPI Chattanooga Local Chapter is different than other groups because it brings together a diverse group of professionals from a wide range of specialties that can naturally work collaboratively on exit planning, succession planning, value growth, transaction or any engagement from both sides of the equation. The chapter meets regularly to network, reconnect, grow knowledge, and sharpen their skills with a common goal: Change the outcome for transitioning business owners. Make plans to join us for future events and connect with the local leadership by visiting

About the Presenters

Ben Brown

Ben Brown

Partner, Alderman Holdings


Blake Lewis

Blake Lewis

Vice President, River Associates


Continuing Education

This meeting qualifies for the following continuing education credits:

One (1) CPE hour

One (1) CFP® credit


NOTE: Proper documentation must be collected and submitted to qualify for continuing education. For questions regarding awarded continuing education credits, please contact Josh Koza at