Hosted Events and Sponsorships

2020 Smart Business Dealmakers Conference

Chicago, IL
November 12, 2020

Locke Lord is a proud sponsor of the 2020 Smart Business Dealmakers Conference, being held virtually on Thursday, November 12, 2020. The Smart Business Dealmakers Conference (formerly ASPIRE) features an all-star lineup of entrepreneurs, investors and advisers for a day of dynamic discussions and one-on-one networking.

You will hear from dozens of Chicagoland entrepreneurs, investors and advisers as they discuss the state of M&A in a Post-COVID World and provide answers to these questions and more:

  • How have multiples been affected?
  • Where are the new buying pitfalls?
  • How do I strengthen my balance sheet?
  • Is now a good time to sell?
  • How do I prepare for any deal in any economy?

Every year, the Smart Business Dealmakers Conference connects thousands of local dealmakers, including middle-market CEOs, top PE/VC firms, major lenders and leading service providers. With sessions ranging from raising capital to buying and selling companies to alternative asset investing, this conference covers the breadth of the M&A landscape. 

For more information on this event, click here