Strategic acquirers and private equity buyers make up a large percentage of the mergers and acquisitions activity in the USA each year. These buyers approach acquisition targets in ways that are both similar and different, and the motivations for making an acquisition are often unique between the two different buyer types. This panel discussion brings together M&A professionals to discuss the differences and similarities between strategic acquirers and private equity buyers, with each panelist’s input coming from their legal, tax, brokerage, and advisory experience.


Learning Objectives:

This panel discussion will cover four main topics in M&A, and will dive into similarities and differences between strategic acquirers and private equity buyers as it relates to:

  • Motivations and reasons behind why each type of buyer would want to make an acquisition
  • Valuation and deal structuring
  • Due diligence process and focus items between LOI and closing, as well as hot points for both in the purchase agreement negotiations
  • Integration and transition in the first 6 months / 1 year following the closing, as well as differences in the long-term plan for the acquired company


About the Presenters:

Learn from our panel, Mark Streekstra, Managing Director, Charter Capital Partners, Travis Ernst, Partner and Operations Manager, NuVescor, Mike Young, Tax and Advisory Services Partner, EHTC, Jake Dunlop, Partner, Rhoades McKee, and Nick Good, Principal, NBG Capital, as Facilitator.

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Event Location

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern Time
Where: Calvin University, Prince Conference Center, Grand Hall | 1800 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Cost: $50
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