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Smart Business Dealmakers interviews the entrepreneurs doing deals, the PE, VC and family office players investing in them, and the M&A advisers making them happen. Topics include raising capital, buying and selling companies and managing a liquidity event.

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Smart Business Dealmakers interviews the entrepreneurs doing deals, the PE, VC and family office players investing in them, and the M&A advisers making them happen. Topics include raising capital, buying and selling companies and managing a liquidity event.

    Driving Growth: Northeast Ohio's Destination Potential

    Driving Growth: Northeast Ohio's Destination Potential

    At this year's Cleveland Smart Business Dealmakers Conference, regional leaders David Gilbert from the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and Destination Cleveland, Greg Harris from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Brian Zimmerman from the Cleveland Metroparks discuss how their innovative strategies have transformed Cleveland into a powerhouse for major sports events, scenic parks, and arts and culture. In this roundtable discussion led by First National Bank's Boyd Pethel, they highlight how their collaborative efforts drive economic growth and position the region as a must-visit destination for tourists, sports enthusiasts, and cultural aficionados alike.

    • 37 min
    Dealmakers Roundtable: How Capital Realities Are Shaping M&A

    Dealmakers Roundtable: How Capital Realities Are Shaping M&A

    The past few years have been volatile, with rising interest rates, inflation, and lots of uncertainty affecting the M&A market. At the New York Smart Business Dealmakers Conference, Bank of America's José Tavarez leads a conversation with Revel's Frank Reig, ChargeLab's Shaun Stewart and Bank of America's Shawn Hoyer on what dealmakers can expect for the remainder of 2024 and beyond.

    • 44 min
    Tariq Farid and Somia Farid Silber of Edible Brands

    Tariq Farid and Somia Farid Silber of Edible Brands

    Tariq Farid built Edible Brands from a single store in 1999 into a flourishing franchise empire that today has nearly 1,000 stores. Now he and his daughter, Somia Farid Silber, who is also now Edible’s president, are rebranding, expanding and plotting the company’s future. At this year's Atlanta Smart Business Dealmakers Conference, the two sat down with Tom Singh, a managing director and senior resident director with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, to discuss the company's founding, flourishing and future.

    • 41 min
    Tony Montanaro, Partner with Louis Plung & Company

    Tony Montanaro, Partner with Louis Plung & Company

    There was a sharp decline in dealmaking during 2023 as the post-pandemic boom subsided and uncertainty intensified. Louis Plung & Company Partner Tony Montanaro joins the pod to discuss the factors influencing this change, how transactions are being affected, and what preparations sellers can make to have the best outcome in 2024 and beyond.

    • 20 min
    Robert Anderson Jr., Chairman & CEO of Cyber Defense Labs

    Robert Anderson Jr., Chairman & CEO of Cyber Defense Labs

    Robert Anderson Jr. served more than 20 years in the FBI, overseeing criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, including the Edward Snowden investigation. After the FBI, he served as managing director for a global organization helping companies respond to and recover from thousands of data breaches, as well as evaluate M&A target companies for cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The now Chairman and CEO of Cyber Defense Labs sat down with Smart Business Chief Content Officer Dustin Klein at the Dallas Smart Business Dealmakers Conference to discuss a range of issues, from Anderson's transition to the boardroom to his insights for business leaders on the evolution of cybersecurity threats.

    • 32 min
    Howard Brodsky, Founder & Chairman of CCA Global Partners

    Howard Brodsky, Founder & Chairman of CCA Global Partners

    The 2024 Boston Smart Business Dealmakers Conference featured a one-on-one conversation with Howard Brodsky, founder of CCA Global Partners, a groundbreaking $14 billion company. In this excerpt, he talks with Smart Business Chief Content Officer Dustin Klein about the common traits of the some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs, as well as the outsized impact delivering the unexpected can yield for a business.

    • 20 min

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