Schedule for Wednesday, September 13

8:00 – 9:15 am – Networking Breakfast  |  Beverly Hills Ballroom
Sponsored by Akin Gump

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Networking Lounge  |  Hotel Lobby
Sponsored by Sherwood Partners

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Deal Source (By Invitation Only)  |  Executive Meeting Rooms
(Deal Source is a by-invitation-only event of meetings between IBs and PEGs. Scheduled meetings are 9:00 am to 12 pm, followed by open meetings to 3:30 pm)
Sponsored by Vedder Price

9:15 – 9:45 am – Conference Opening Remarks  |  Beverly Hills Ballroom

Conference Co-Chairs: Scott Kolbrenner, Houlihan Lokey, and
Joe Wingard, Merrill Lynch

10:00 – 10:45 am –  Gold Breakout Session | Wilshire Ballroom
Technology, Cybersecurity and M&A Trends and Pitfalls

Mark Levinson, Partner, Thompson Coburn

Heather Bearfield, Principal, Marcum
Matt Pauley, Managing Director, Capital One LLC
Melissa Ventrone, Partner, Thompson Coburn Cybersecurity Group
Co-Presented by Thompson Coburn and Capital One Services LLC

11:00 – 11:45 am –  Gold Breakout Session | Wilshire Ballroom
Mall-pocalypse – How Digital Brands Are Disrupting the Retail Landscape

Marvin Padilla, Managing Director, Intrepid Investment Bankers
Greg Fass, Head of Marketing, MeUndies
Taylor Holiday, Managing Partner, Common Thread Collective
Gunnar Lovelace, Founder and Co-CEO, Thrive Market
Co-Presented by Intrepid Investment Bankers and Sheppard Mullin

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch  |  International Ballroom
Co-Sponsored by CohnReznick and Greif & Co.

1:00 – 1:45 pmLunch Keynote Speaker: Kevin Demoff, COO, Los Angeles Rams, in conversation with J.B. Long, the play-by-play voice of the Rams and CBS-2 LA  |  International Ballroom

1:45 – 2:45 pm – Networking Coffee Break  |  Hotel Lobby
Sponsored by CSuite

NOTE:  Due to security regulations for our closing keynote speaker, doors to the International Ballroom will be closed at 3:00 pm and no re-entry will be allowed. Any use of cell phones (pictures, video, talking, texting, recording, etc.) or of cameras or recording devices is strictly prohibited. Anyone violating this policy will be escorted out of the session, with no exceptions.

2:45 – 3:45 pmFinding Opportunities in an Uncertain Deal Market  International Ballroom
Presented by PwC

Bob Saada, US Deals Leader, PwC

Mark Barnhill, Partner, Platinum Equity
Rich Lawson, CEO and Co-founder of HGGC

Nate Walton, Partner and Member of the Management Committee, Ares Management

4:00 – 5:00 pmClosing Keynote | International Ballroom

Remarks by Former President of the United States Barack H. Obama







5:00 – 6:30 pm – Closing Reception  |  Wilshire Garden
Co-Sponsored by Crowe Horwath and Duane Morris