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8.30 am

Registration Open + Breakfast

9.10 – 10.00 am

The Big Picture: Growth-Driving Deals

Explore how companies are evaluating their approach to deals considering inflationary pressures, need to innovate and regulation? What are the creative solutions to managing risks and delivering transactional value as business’ look to expand their capabilities?


Brett Hickey, Founder & CEO, Star Mountain Capital


John W. Jones, Jr., Partner, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
Brendan Burke, Managing Director, Head of Sponsor Coverage, Capstone Partners
Brian Salsberg, Partner, EY Parthenon
Vinod Lala, Chief Strategy Officer, Vonage

10.00 – 10.50 am

Distressed M&A

Distressed Conditions & Deals Outlook

Market conditions remain vulnerable with predictions of looming recession. Experts share insights on strategies for restructuring debt, as well as opportunities for buying and financing troubled business.


Andy Graiser, Co-President, A&G Real Estate Partners


James Doak, Managing Director, Head of Miller Buckfire, a Stifel Company
Ian Glastein, Managing Principal, Monarch Alternative Capital
Jeremy Johnson, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC
Mark Kronfeld, Managing Director, Province

10.50 – 11.05 am

Mid-Afternoon Refreshments, courtesy of:

11.10 – 12.00 pm

North and South Americas Deal Outlook

Pandemic created prospects for companies wanting to gain advantage to diversify and digitalized, leading to increase in M&A and PE deals. Top professionals share ideas on what to know for executing deals – from new regime in Brazil, inflation to economic uncertainty.


Antonio Peña, Shareholder, Co-Chair Latin America Group, Greenberg Traurig LLP


Julio Babecki, Partner, L Catterton

12.00 pm

Lunch, and:

12.50 – 1.30 pm

Networking Ceremony

Americas Rising Dealmakers
5th Annual Networking Recognition Ceremony

1.45 – 2.30 pm

Private Equity: Deal Playbook

Discover how buyout dealmakers are revisiting the investment strategy in times of turbulent markets, increased cost of capital and shaky valuations? What are the favored deal structures and accommodative financing options for achieving success?


Clinton Johnson, Managing Director, Benchmark International


Warren Feder, Senior Partner, Carl Marks Advisors
Steve Stang, Healthcare Deal Advisory Leader, Cherry Bekaert
Matthew Rosenberg, Managing Director and Head of Media Finance, Monroe Capital LLC

2.30 – 3.15 pm

Sector Brief

Tech M&A Outlook

Tech continues to have a larger share of M&A activity. Experts preview what sectors along with sensible valuations present the best themes for deal success.


Robert Koven, Managing Director, Leonis Partners


Dominic Chan, Director, Vaquero Capital
Henry Heinerscheid, Partner, GreyLion Capital

3.15 pm

Forum Adjourns

6.30 pm

M&A Atlas Awards

14th Annual Gala Dinner and Ceremony

World’s most prestigious, independently governed awards honoring the best value-creating transactions, outstanding firms, and leaders from the Americas and the Global Markets transactional communities.

Winners are officially announced at the gala and dinner ceremony. As many years prior, the winner-nominee must participate at the staged ceremony to accept their coveted prized trophy.