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Why Buy a Business Now?

June 26, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 8:50 am

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Wondering what business buyers think about when they analyze an acquisition?  How buyers negotiate and what is most important to them?  Or you are wondering why should you buy a private business now instead of investing in the public markets?

Join these experts to go behind the scenes to get answers to these questions and more as well as tips on how to buy or sell a business along with Q & A on Friday, June 26 from 730a to 850a.  Check in and breakfast starts at 730a, Panel starts at 750a.

The Panel includes:

John Mueller, Managing Partner of Partners Private Equity, LLC, a lower middle market buyout firm.  Prior to founding PPE, he was a partner at CapitalWorks LLC, another Cleveland-based private equity firm.  John’s other experience includes commercial and investment banking with Chemical Bank in New York, special situations investing with Whitman Heffernan Rhein & Co., and management consulting with Newmarket Partners LLC.

Rollie Bauer, CEO & President of The Cypress Companies, a private investment firm specializing in the Industrial Sector.  Since 1995, he has helped lead The Cypress Companies in building businesses.  Previously, Rollie was a partner at an Akron law firm.  Currently, he is a trustee of the University of Akron and a commissioner of the Metro Parks serving Summit County and is active in many other Akron area non-profit organizations.

David Brown, Managing Director of Red Hawk Associates, provides advice on the acquisition, sale or restructuring of middle market businesses.  He founded Red Hawk in 1998 after leading engagements for the predecessor companies to Deloitte Consulting, Key Capital and a turnaround management firm.

Moderator: Ben Calkins, Esq. is an experienced transaction attorney with a wide range of manufacturing, service and technology clients.  Ben edited the law review at the University of Michigan Law School.  He has been top rated as an Excellent Attorney by Avvo, selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers, listed in Who’s Who in American Law, and listed in Who’s Who in America.

This event is the second in a series for Owners or Buyers of  Privately Held Businesses and their advisors, coordinated by Ben Calkins, Esq. and David Brown of Red Hawk.

730a Continental Breakfast

750a Program

850a Adjourn


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June 26, 2015
7:30 am - 8:50 am
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