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Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 3:30 – 5:30 P.M. CST
Chicago, IL
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Registration is from 3:00 – 3:30 P.M.

Join McGuireWoods, TriVista, Horton Group and leaders in the food and beverage industry for an enlightening discussion of the current environment and outlook in this market.

Hear insights and perspectives from investors, as well as professionals experienced in regulatory issues in due diligence. 

Who Should Attend

Food and beverage executives, entrepreneurs, capital providers and intermediaries.

Reception to follow.

Due Diligence in an Era of Increased Oversight :

Jennifer Frankenberg

Vice President of Food and Beverage, TriVista

Jennifer Frankenberg brings TriVista and its clients a sector-defining combination of food safety, supply chain, operations, and risk management experience in the food and consumables space.  This expertise is matched with equal specialization in strategic transformation, business turnaround and technology leadership.  

Paul Johnson

Senior Vice President, Business Insurance, Horton Group

Paul has earned his Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Workers Compensation Advisor (CWCA) designations. Paul specializes in risk management for mid market businesses with an emphasis in the Food industry and  Private Equity. His strengths include serving his clients as an advisor – much more than a broker responsible for marketing a case to appropriate insurance carriers. He credits the client service team behind him for his ability to quickly deliver an array of resources

Laura Venker

Attorney, McGuireWoods LLP

Laura counsels companies regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Tax and Trade Bureau on regulatory compliance and litigation avoidance.

Angela Spivey

Partner and Co-Chair, Food and Beverage Team, McGuireWoods LLP

Angela is managing partner of the firm’s Atlanta office. She defends and counsels food manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and packaging entities on a host of issues, including implementation of recalls, defense of widespread international outbreaks and resulting civil litigation, defense of corporations and individuals in OCI criminal investigations, and regulatory oversight and compliance.


Deal Trends and Outlook:

Jacob Shapiro

Principal, Investments, Cleveland Avenue

Jacob Shapiro is a Principal on the investment team at Cleveland Avenue. Prior to Cleveland Avenue, Jacob was a member of the Consumer Investment Banking team at Robert W. Baird & Co. where he advised corporate and private equity clients on M&A transactions and provided other financial advisory services. 

Robert Glowniak

Managing Director, Consumer Markets, KPMG Corporate Finance LLP


J.D. Costa

Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

J.D. practices corporate law with a concentration on complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, recapitalizations and joint ventures. His practice also includes general corporate representation, including negotiating and drafting complex commercial contracts and advising clients on corporate governance matters.

Also hear from Steven Minisini, co-founder of emerging brand, Nurture Life. They prepare wholesome, nutritious, ready-to-eat baby, toddler and kids’ meals delivered directly to the customer.

Material posted on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal opinion or medical advice. Contact your legal representative or medical professional for information specific to your legal or medical needs.

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