Thank You to Our Sponsors!
AM&AA is proud to bring together the industry’s best and brightest for two days of unparalleled academics, networking, and business-building. Sincere gratitude to these sponsors and exhibitors who make it possible.
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BKD CPAs & Advisors understand that private equity is about the lifecycle of selected investing, portfolio management and successful realization. We’ve assisted with hundreds of transactions, allowing us to quickly identify issues to provide meaningful due diligence and transaction solutions. A member of FINRA and SIPC, BKD Capital Advisors, (BKDCA) our investment banking arm—have more than $30 billion in closed deals. Contact Private Equity Partner, John Kmetz, or BKDCA President, Tony Giordano.
We’re not your average service provider. At Sikich LLP, we specialize in technology-enabled professional services to help you achieve your long-term strategic growth goals. With over 1,000 employees and ranking as one of the largest CPA firms in the U.S., our bench is full of experts who stand ready to help you maximize your investments.
Warner Norcross + Judd’s skilled attorneys have experience in all areas of mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, divisional transactions and in ESOP ownership changes. We handle a wide range of valuations for privately- and publicly-traded businesses. Using creative, state-of-the-art strategies and technologies, we help clients buy and sell businesses throughout the U.S. and around the world. Warner builds better partnerships through legal counsel and delivers superior legal services in a highly responsive manner.
Whether helping your firm or one of your portfolio companies achieve its growth goals, Hollinden knows what matters—results. Our proven process begins with understanding market opportunities, then moves into developing solid strategies, creating scalable marketing processes, implementing tactics, and measuring results. Hollinden’s integrated marketing services include: web development, SEO, SEM, marketing automation, eMarketing, content development, graphic design, and social media. We are your outsourced marketing department focused on your goals.
Ice Miller is a talent mosaic with the ability to bring the exact legal skills needed for specific projects from the routine to the complex. Every professional at Ice Miller is fully and deeply committed to providing our clients with innovative, responsive, relevant and cost-effective solutions. Our attorneys help clients protect their interests and build an advantage through a variety of practice groups. Built on a 100+ year foundation of legal service, Ice Miller LLP is committed to helping our clients stay ahead of a changing world.
A trusted advisor to America’s best businesses since 1986, Insperity provides human resource services and technology designed to help companies minimize risk and maximize profitability. Along with insight from its Business Performance Advisors, Insperity provides the most comprehensive suite of HR products and services available in the marketplace.
Brown Smith Wallace is the Midwest's best-kept secret. The company's seasoned transaction professionals bring expertise from both sides of the table, and leverage AI technology and data analytics to drive more accurate observations and insights for decision making. The additional resources of a full-service CPA and business advisory firm further enhance the value and turnaround time for private equity clients. If you are looking for high-quality services at a lower cost, contact Brown Smith Wallace today.
At Burns & Levinson, we provide high-level, client-centric, and results-oriented legal services to our regional, national, and international clients. We are a full-service law firm with over 125 attorneys. Our areas of expertise include business and finance, M&A and private equity, business litigation, venture capital and emerging companies, and more. We partner with our clients to solve their business and personal legal issues in collaborative, creative, and cost-effective ways.
Miller Cooper is a Chicago-based public accounting firm. We have 390+ professionals practicing in accounting/audit, tax services, IT, and employee benefits. We are the 10th largest accounting firm in Chicago according to Crain’s Chicago Business. Miller Cooper also specializes in buy-side and sell-side financial and tax due diligence and transaction consulting for middle-market companies throughout the U.S. Our dedicated team perform quality of earnings work, post-acquisition purchase price accounting, working capital true-ups and tax structuring.
Established in 1991, MoneySoft develops and publishes advanced productivity software for M&A, business valuation and accounting professionals. MoneySoft DealSense is used by buyers, I-Bankers and Advisors to shorten deal cycles and streamline the economic analysis of middle-market mergers and acquisitions including combinations and consolidations. DealSense include practitioner-level valuation capability as well as post-deal financial modeling and onboard report generation.
Plante Moran serves more than 1,500 private equity firms and portfolio clients nationwide, providing transaction, tax, audit, finance, and accounting outsourcing, strategy, operations, and technology services across the industries and throughout the investment lifecycle. Delivering flexible solutions based on your distinct needs, Plante Moran helps strategically evaluate and efficiently close transactions.
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation.
TagniFi is a modern financial data platform for middle-market M&A advisors and investors. Use the Investor Search to identify financial buyers based on their investment criteria and industry focus. Use the Deal Search to identify strategic buyers for your engagements. Use the Company Search to run public comps. Use the Advisor Search for outreach to financial and legal advisors in your markets.
Texas Capital Bank, N.A., is proud to perform all escrow agency, depositary, and specialized agency duties in a broad array of markets including but not limited to Mergers & Acquisitions, Debt Capital Markets, Tax Strategies, Settlements/Bankruptcies, Real Estate, and Insurance Trusts. Our Escrow and Specialized Services team is comprised of experienced professionals in with expertise in Escrow Agent, Custodian, Paying Agent, Disbursing Agent, Collateral Agent, Depository, and Account Bank services. Our team understands the intricacies of all types of deal processing and can assist as an agent when a neutral third party is required to hold or process funds and other assets. This includes the ability to hold US Funds, foreign funds, and physical and electronic securities as well as Mortgages, documents and other forms of intellectual property. The Sales and Client Services team are conversant in all forms of commercial and corporate finance structures, and our state-of-the-art Trust and Agency accounting system accommodates client needs from ease of account opening, quick turnaround, split interest processing, FX capabilities, alternative investment options and more.