Structuring and Executing a Middle Market Private Company Sale Transaction

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The lecture will examine middle-market private company transactions, with an emphasis on (i) typical equity and asset purchase structures, (ii) key transaction documents, (iii) deal process management, and (iv) legal and accounting due diligence.

Work through a purchase agreement, corresponding disclosure schedules and a closing checklist, this lecture will provide insight into a general understanding of how middle-market private company transactions are negotiated and documented.

Speaker Biography

Michael Ferkovic is a senior manager with five years of financial due diligence experience in BDO USA, LLP’s transaction advisory services group. In total, he brings more than eleven years of public accounting and consulting experience with Deloitte & Touche, PricewaterhouseCoopers and SS&G Parkland Consulting.

He advises corporate and private equity clients providing comprehensive buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence services in the healthcare, restaurant, manufacturing & distribution, professional services, technology, and retail industries.

Prior to joining BDO, He led a variety of both public and private company audit engagements in the manufacturing, healthcare, private equity and real estate industries. In addition, he consulted with middle-market companies on strategic planning, financial and operational performance improvement and bankruptcy and restructuring.

Mitchell Gecht is an associate in Benesch Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff’s Corporate & Securities and Private Equity Practice Groups. He focuses his practice on the representation of private equity firms and their portfolio companies, emerging growth companies, established public companies, and other clients in U.S. and cross-border transactions.

Mitch has experience in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, and other strategic transactions in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, clean energy, professional services, and consumer packaged goods. He also advises clients on corporate governance and general business law matters.

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Center for Business Law & Regulation

Subject Headings

securities law, middle market private company sales, middle market securities, private company sales


CWRU School of Law Virtual Event

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