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ASPIRE Philadelphia Conference 2019

Speakers: Stephanie Pindyck Costantino and Daniel W. McDonough

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
ASPIRE Philadelphia Conference 2019

Stephanie L. Pindyck-Costantino, a partner with Pepper Hamilton and vice chair of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, and Daniel W. McDonough, a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton, will be speaking at the ASPIRE Philadelphia Conference 2019. Every year ASPIRE connects thousands of local dealmakers, including middle-market CEOs, top PE and VC firms, major lenders and leading service providers. With sessions ranging from raising capital to buying and selling companies to alternative asset investing, the conference covers the breadth of the M&A landscape.

Sales Cycle: Planning Ahead to Achieve Your Goals (1:30–2:15 PM)
Entrepreneurs and M&A experts share personal stories of preparing to sell their companies and those of their clients. The panel will explore common buyer asks and offer tips on how to navigate challenges in the sales process you’ll encounter along the way.


  • David Stagliano, Transaction Advisory Services Partner, Marcum LLP


  • Daniel W. McDonough, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Thaddeus Bartkowski, CEO, Catalyst Experiential
  • Edward Chan, Principal, 1315 Capital
  • John McKee, Managing Director, PWP Growth Equity

Recapitalization, Sale and Liquidity: A 360-degree Analyses (2:30–3:15 PM)
A roundtable of entrepreneurs, wealth managers and M&A advisers take a deep dive into what to expect when considering recapitalization or the sale of a business to generate a liquidity event  and what comes next.


  • Stephanie L. Pindyck-Costantino, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP


  • Larry Berran, COO/CFO, iPipeline, Inc.
  • Michael J. Mufson, Managing Director, Mufson Howe Hunter & Co. LLC
  • Richard L.N. Weaver, National Director - Wealth Strategies Group, AB Bernstein

Philadelphia 201 Hotel
201 N 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103



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