IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee

June 6, 2013
São Paulo, Brazil

On June 6, Mr. Mann spoke at a conference titled, “Grow or Sell: Private Companies at the Crossroads,” presented by the IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee and supported by the IBA Latin American Regional Forum in São Paulo, Brazil. The conference included sessions on how to structure private equity and venture capital investments, steps for an IPO, strategies to restructure companies and other important topics related to private and family owned businesses. Mr. Mann spoke on the panel, “Strategic Investors’ Acquisitions,” which discussed the ways corporate strategy can enhance acquisition strategy and included issues such as the rationale of acquisitions, the profile of the target companies, financial criteria and the type of managers and clientele that are required for the acquisition.