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Live Webinar: Selling Your Company in Today’s M&A Market

Posted on January 14, 2022

Today’s economy offers a trio of favorable conditions for mergers and acquisitions: a strong stock market, low interest rates and available capital. For business owners considering a sale, now is the ideal time to secure the perspective of knowledgeable specialists. Please join us for a dynamic panelist discussion with leading financial, M&A and legal advisors who will share insights on how to evaluate market opportunity, and whether and how to position your company for a successful sale.

Thursday, January 27, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EDT – LIVE WEBINAR

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Key Topics:

  • The surge in M&A activity
  • Current valuation multiples
  • The characteristics of a seller’s market
  • The forces driving M&A volume and multiples
  • Pandemic-related issues influencing valuations and consideration structure
  • How to normalize EBITDA for COVID impact
  • Trends in purchase agreement terms
  • The factors key to the successful sale
  • Common deal killers

Who Should Attend:

Business Owners, Private Equity Investors and Executives, Corporate Development Officers, Family Offices, General Partners, CEOs, Chief Investment Officers (CIOs), CFOs, Treasurers, Controllers, General Counsel, CCOs, Bankers and M&A Attorneys.

Featured Speakers:

David O’Sullivan, M&A and Corporate Transactional Practice Group Co-Chair, Huck Bouma PC
Drent Shields, PKF Advisory Managing Director
Jonathan Moore, PKF Advisory Managing Director, National Service Line Leader, Transaction Advisory
Robert Murphy, Senior Managing Director, PKF Investment Banking

About Huck Bouma

Huck Bouma consists of 50+ attorneys and over 40 support staff, making it one of the largest firms in the DuPage/Kane County area. Huck Bouma, PC has earned a reputation as the premier law firm in Chicago’s western suburbs, providing cost-effective and high quality comprehensive legal services to closely held companies, individuals, and fiduciaries of estates and trusts. Clients receive compassionate, professional services from approachable, honest and respected practitioners. Through its multiple practice groups, the firm offers legal services in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Services, Banking & Finance, Employment Law, Litigation, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning & Guardianship

About PKF Advisory

Whether you need an international business valuation, assistance deciphering foreign tax code or access to overseas capital and companies, we serve as a liaison to more than 400 member firms located in 150 countries and 5 continents through PKF International. This global network of independent accounting firms ensures direct access to exceptional tax, accounting and regulatory professionals with local and regional expertise.

About PKF Investment Banking

PKF Investment Banking is the investment banking affiliate of PKF O’Connor Davies. Whether a business owner is ready to sell the company or seeking growth through acquisition, our investment banking team is committed and credentialed to help ownersachieve their objectives. Our investment bankers provide guidance through every step of the process and bring the expertise to enhance certainty to close – while always staying focused on maximizing the value derived from the transaction. Securitiesrelated transactions are processed through an unaffiliated broker dealer, Burch & Company, Inc.

Sharing Holiday Cheer

Posted on December 21, 2021

December, 2021

In cooperation with The Noon Rotary Club of Naperville, Naperville Rotary After Dark and DQS Inc., Huck Bouma PC was honored to be able to share holiday cheer with local nursing home residents during this 2021 holiday season.   Huck Bouma employees and families prepared and delivered over 1,700 Christmas cards containing wishes for a most joyous holiday season, as well as words of encouragement to let residents know they are not forgotten.

The received responses were deep and heartfelt.

In the chaotic, bewildering moment that is today, the deep personal knowledge of community is important. A strong community provides an environment of safety and security. Communities are people. They are not abstractions. They are human beings.

Wheaton is a wonderful community and Huck Bouma is proud to be part of it.

Reindeer Run 2021  

Posted on December 6, 2021

Huck Bouma was pleased to be a sponsor of the Reindeer Run 2021, a 5K presented in partnership by the Wheaton Lions Club and the Wheaton Park District.

This race was held Saturday, December 4, 2021; it began and ended in downtown Wheaton (at DuPage County Historical Museum).  The route went north through residential neighborhoods.  (This race is now running virtually – through December 18).

Huck Bouma entered a team in this winter 5K, and fun was had by all!

 

Wheaton Lions Club Charities is proud to support programs that serve the visual and hearing impaired but also supports other local social service agencies. A portion of the proceeds from the 2021 Reindeer Run will be donated to such causes as the DuPage County Historical Museum. 

Par-Tee on the Par Three

Posted on September 28, 2021

On September 23, Huck Bouma was proud to support the Wheaton Area Chamber of Commerce as an
Event Sponsor for a hole at the Business after Hours event held at the
Cantigny Golf Youth Links, Par-Tee on the Par Three.

A beautiful way to support our community while also enjoying a
short round of late afternoon golf.

Left to Right:  Bruno Tabis (Huck Bouma attorney);
R. Matthew Schroeder (Huck Bouma attorney);
Jeff Reiter (Senior Manager, Communications at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation);
Chad Pedigo (Vice President of Development, DuPage Pads)

Mary Morrissey – Rotarian of the Year

Posted on July 1, 2021

Huck Bouma is pleased to announce that the Naperville After Dark Rotarian of the Year honors went to office manager, Mary Morrissey.

Mary served as Membership Chair and championed the club’s Adopt a Grandparent projects that helped so many local seniors.

Mary, pictured with Naperville After Dark president, Kristy Sullivan.

Congratulations Mary!

Mary Morrissey

Posted on July 1, 2021

>>DuPagePads Welcomes New Board Members

“Huck Bouma PC is pleased to announce that office manager, Mary Morrissey was recently welcomed by DuPagePads to serve on its Board of Directors.  Mary is one of five recently-added board members.

Board chair, Vickie Tabbert, expressed her excitement for the onboarding of these new leaders sharing “One of the most critical components of the success of an organization is the leadership that guides it to achieve its mission. In an organization like DuPagePads that leadership comes from the Board of Directors.

“These individuals volunteer their time and offer their expertise to help the organization achieve its goals. We are very fortunate at DuPagePads to have highly skilled and dedicated leaders serving in this capacity and we are thrilled to welcome several new board members to our team. Their passion, experiences, and commitment to ending homelessness are the reasons they were selected to join us and we look forward to their contributions in the future.”

Congratulations, Mary!  We applaud your contributions to the effort to end homelessness in our community!!

Visit https://dupagepads.org/dupagepads-welcomes-five-new-members-to-board-of-directors-2/ to read why each of the newest board members are eager to serve and expand the mission and solutions to end homelessness.”