K&L Gates and the Managed Funds Association (MFA) are hosting an engaging roundtable discussion on current trends in mergers and acquisitions of investment managers. We will focus on the market drivers for these transactions, such as the need for accelerated growth, the desirability of economies of scale, enhancing distribution capabilities, and the ability to offer a more diversified product set. We will also discuss the types of attributes that acquirers are looking for, how investment managers can best position themselves for sale and transaction structures, including joint ventures, lift-outs, and seeding platforms.Presenters include:Brendan Kelley, Vice President, rejoined Berkshire Capital in 2015 to focus on transaction execution across Berkshire Capital’s practice areas. Brendan brings extensive M&A and valuation experience across the institutional asset management, wealth management, mutual fund, securities, credit, real estate, and alternative asset management sectors. Additionally, Brendan co-manages the professional development of the firm’s associates and analysts.Cary J. Meer, K&L Gates Partner, is a member of the Investment Management and Hedge Fund practice groups. Ms. Meer structures private funds as limited liability companies, limited partnerships, offshore corporations, common trust funds and business trusts, and prepares disclosure documents and organizational documents for such entities. She also advises investment advisers, private fund managers and investment companies on compliance issues, including under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and whether their commodity interest-related trading or advice would require them to register as commodity pool operators or commodity trading advisors.D. Mark McMillan, K&L Gates Partner, concentrates his practice in merger and acquisition, securities, and corporate governance matters. He advises management, boards of directors, investors, and owners of Fortune 500, middle-market, and emerging companies across a wide range of industries, including information technology, financial services, manufacturing, hospitality, and environmental services.Thomas F. Cooney, III, K&L Gates Partner, is a member of the Corporate/M&A practice groups. Mr. Cooney's principal practice areas involve corporate, securities, finance and transactional matters.
Registration: 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST Discussion: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ESTNetworking Reception: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST*Hors d'oeuvres, wine, and beer will be served following the event. For questions or concerns, please contact Dale Proctor.