September 23, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
301 Merritt 7
Norwalk, CT 06851

8:00 – 9:00 Continental Breakfast & Networking
9:00 – 10:30 Panel Discussion: Deal-Breakers: What Can Derail a Deal and How a CFO Can Keep it on Track

Tamara Bross, Vice President Corporate Business Development at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Nathan Elliot, Vice President, Balance Point Capital

John Ragazzini, Chief Financial Officer, Valentus Specialty Chemicals

Eric Kogan, Partner, Robinson+Cole


You’ve spent a significant amount of time and money over the course of a lengthy due diligence process. You’ve addressed what you thought were the significant issues and have assured your Board that the deal will close. Unfortunately, everything that can go wrong often does, and you may find yourself saddled with a multitude of issues that have come out of nowhere and threaten to derail your deal. Could these issues have been foreseen and prevented?

At our next session, Deal Breakers: What Can Derail a Deal and How a CFO Can Keep it on Track, we will explore the common, yet often overlooked, issues that arise in corporate M&A and venture capital & growth equity financing. A panel including a portfolio company CFO, a private equity investor and a head of corporate development will share their experiences and insights. CFOs will be encouraged to engage in dialogue with their peers and panelists to better understand how they can minimize derailment risk while successfully navigating a deal to closure.

Please RSVP to Bill Bardani (bill.bardani@visionsearchpartners.com), Kevin Donovan (kdonovan@fmlcpas.com) or Stephen Cooper (scooper@rc.com) as soon as possible as seating is limited.