8.30 am

Registration Open
Breakfast: Compliments of A&G Real Estate Partners

9.20 – 10.10 am

Deal Value: “Where’s the Growth.”

Explore how companies are evaluating their approach to deals considering competitive pressures, rising interest rates and regulation? What are the creative solutions to deliver transactional value and expand capabilities?


Kyle Nevins, Partner, Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC


Gregory Bedrosian, Managing Partner & CEO, Drake Star
Michele Harlan, Partner, & Leader TAS Group, Anchin
Brett Hickey, Founder & CEO, Star Mountain Capital, LLC
Steven Khadavi, Partner, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

10.10 – 11.10 am

Sector Brief

Real Estate Deals: Recent Developments

Where are the opportunities to invest including distressed buys considering the rising interest rates, financing costs and economic slowdown.


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


Gary Gordon, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey’s Real Estate, Lodging & Leisure Group
Jordan S. Lewis, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Robert Palumbo, Principal, G4 Capital Partners
Matthew G. Roseman, Partner, Cullen and Dykman LLP
Alan Tantleff, Senior Managing Director, Leader Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure, FTI Consulting

11.20 – 12.20 am

Intermission and Refreshments

11.20 – 12.20 pm

Sector Brief

Healthcare Deals: Poised for Recovery

Where are the best buying opportunities, including challenged or distressed services?


Samuel R. Maizel, Partner, Leader Healthcare Industry Restructuring, Dentons LLP


Cyrus Abbassi, Partner, Corporate Practice Group & Member, National Healthcare Team, Sheppard Mullin
John W. Jones, Co-Leader, Healthcare Private Equity, Goodwin Proctor LLP
Henry F. Owsley, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gordian Group, LLC
Chuck Salvo, Managing Director, ToneyKorf Partners, LLC

12.20 pm

Networking Lunch

1.30 – 2.15 pm

Buyouts Brief

Private Equity: “How to Invest”.

Discover how buyout dealmakers are revisiting investment. What are the favored deal structures and accommodative financing options?


Albert D. Melchiorre, President & CEO, MelCap Partners LLC


David Acharya, Managing Partner, Acharya Capital Partners, LLC
Helana R. Huddleston, Co-Leader, Transaction Advisory Services, CohnReznick LLC
Jacob Voorhees, Managing Director, Navagant

2.30 pm

Forum Adjourns

3.00 pm

Networking Ceremony

Americas Rising Dealmakers Awards
6th Annual Networking Recognition Ceremony
Winners are honored and presented with the “Golden Rising Star Gold Trophy”.

6.30 pm

Americas + Global Markets M&A Atlas Awards
15th Annual Gala Dinner and Ceremony

The world’s most prestigious, independently governed awards honoring the best value-creating transactions, outstanding firms, and leaders-dealmakers from the international transactional communities. Winners are officially announced at the gala dinner and staged ceremony, and winner-nominee must participate to accept their coveted prized trophy.

Award Categories

Deals of the Year, deal team advisors must participate.
Leaders & Dealmakers of the Year, recipients must personally participate.
Outstanding Americas Firms of the Year, firm representatives must participate.

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