Embrace the Sessions

Choose from a variety of panel discussions developed by industry partners and facilitated by expert moderators on topics that matter most to you.


Monday, May 6 | 2:30 – 4:20 p.m.

The InterGrowth experience extends beyond the networking and deal flow opportunities with dynamic programming that gives you access to all of the latest trends, best practices and industry insights.

Breakout sessions will take place from 2:30 – 3:20 p.m. and  3:30 – 4:20 p.m. on Monday, May 6.

 2:30 – 3:20 p.m.

International Growth, Accelerated: Reduce Operational Risk and Increase ROI
Jackson

Join us for a discussion that answers critical questions that can make or break an international expansion. We’ll explore four common employment paths—establishing a legal entity, hiring independent contractors, using a non-resident employer, or utilizing an Employer of Record— and which ones are best to help reduce operational risk and increase ROI.

Speakers:

  • Rob Wellner, Senior Vice President of Sales, Velocity Global
  • John Pennett, Partner, Life Sciences and Technology Group, EisnerAmper LLP

Sponsored By Velocity Global


The State of the Middle Market
Orange

Representing nearly 200,000 American companies in every industry nationwide, the US middle market is a force driving economic growth. With annual revenues ranging from $10 million to $1 billion, middle-market firms collectively generate one-third of the US private sector. Join us for an interactive panel discussion where we discuss the ins and outs of the US middle market.

Speakers:

Sponsored By Dentons


Wayfair Sparks New Complexities in M&A
Indian River-Hamilton

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to remove the physical presence test as a requirement to impose sales tax nexus in South Dakota v. Wayfair, it introduced new complexities into the M&A deal process. Due diligence is now more critical than ever, considering the peril when a deal target has historic nexus and exposures.  Join the panel discussion to learn more about your responsibility as a buyer, your past exposure as a seller and how to navigate your negotiations.

Speakers:

Sponsored By Grant Thornton


Trends in the Healthy Living Space
Palm Beach

The healthy living industry started gaining pace in the early 80s sparked by American Icons Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons who were leading aerobics while rocking leg warmers and sweating to the oldies. Fast forward to 2019.  Healthy living, the former niche market,  is a $1.2 trillion mainstream industry that has experienced rapid growth. This growth is directly correlated to consumers’ interest in products and services that make them feel healthier, fitter and more active, all leading to better overall wellness.  Join our panel of GPs, investment bankers, and advisers offering real-world insight on how the healthy living industry will continue to yield healthy investor returns.

Speakers:

Sponsored By EisnerAmper LLP


 3:30 – 4:20 p.m.

State of M&A: Impact of Potential Disruptors on Market Activity in 2019 and Beyond
Palm Beach

In today’s marketplace, strong economic fundamentals and increasing sector convergence is fueling U.S. dealmaking, and this trend of robust M&A activity is expected to continue. However, the M&A market could experience disruptions and uncertainty, both domestically and across the globe, which will cause organizations to reassess their acquisition strategies. Join us for an interactive panel discussion where our panelists will share thoughts on how potential disruptors may affect M&A activity for the rest of 2019 and beyond.

Speakers:

Sponsored By Baker Tilly


Healthcare Provider-Type Acquisitions: Regulatory Pitfalls Affecting PE Firms
Orange

There recently has been a resurgence of acquisitions by private equity firms in the healthcare provider space due to several fundamental factors. Innovation, an aging population, and a fragmented delivery system are driving disruption, consolidation and increased growth within the industry. Private equity investors need to understand how to avoid and manage the various pitfalls related to such an environment. Be sure to join our interactive discussion on how to best to perform your diligence and avoid such pitfalls.

Speakers:

Sponsored By BKD


Rationalization of EBITDA Add-backs and Impact on Recoveries
Jackson

EBITDA adjustments, or add-backs, have been a hot topic in the leveraged finance market in recent years, as sustained investor demand for loans has further enabled aggressive deal structures, pushing overall leverage higher. Please join us at InterGrowth where panelists will discuss how common add-backs are, as well as how large they have become, and then take an honest look at how much riskier these deals are and what the potential impact will be on recoveries when default rates rise.

Speakers:

  • Randy Schwimmer, Senior Managing Director, Head of Origination & Capital Markets, Churchill Asset Management LLC
  • Justin Abelow, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
  • John Liguori, Chief Investment Officer – Jefferies Finance Direct Lending, Jefferies Finance
  • Moderated by Ruth Yang, Managing Director, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Sponsored By S&P Global


The Importance of Intellectual Property in Your Next Deal
Indian River-Hamilton

Speakers:

Sponsored By Venable