04/21/2017 7:30 am-11:00 am

Event Details

BizTimes Media’s annual M&A Forum helps buyers and sellers learn what they need to know as they consider their options and move through the process. Each year, the Forum provides valuable insight on a host of buy-sell concerns, from exit strategies to finding the perfect acquisition.



Keys to a smart sale, purchase or hold

The time comes when company owners and executives need to prepare for that next big move. Whether selling, buying or keeping your business, you need the right tools and knowledge to make this critical decision and maximize your outcome.

Join BizTimes Media and our experts for this valuable session that addresses the key concerns of deciding your company’s future.


Ajita Rajendra, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, A. O. Smith

Since 1996, A. O. Smith has transformed from a highly cyclical, diversified manufacturer primarily serving the automotive industry to a $2.6 billion global water technology company enjoying seven consecutive years of record financial performance. Ajita G. Rajendra will take you through the transformation of this 143-year-old company and discuss the critical role acquisitions made in creating the A. O. Smith of today.

Panel Discussions:

  • The uncertainties of selling, and life after a sale
  • The exit universe: know your options

Breakout Sessions:

  • The nuts and bolts of buying a business
  • Run it to sell it
  • Trends for driving value through price and structure



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