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Mergers & Acquisitions’ 2021 Most Influential Women Speak Conference was held virtually on February 24th, 2021. The Program featured keynote presentations, fireside chats, interactive panel discussions, and breakout sessions. The Conference covered the most important industry trends and themes, such as: Promoting & Implementing Diversity in M&A, Maximizing Deal Flow, Picking Winners in the COVID Era, and Managing Risk Across Your Portfolio. Beatrice Mitchell of Sperry, Mitchell & Co. led a panel discussion on Starting Your Own Firm, which included panelists Marilyn Adler from Mizzen Capital, Jeri Harman of Avante Capital Partners and Suzanne Yoon Kinzie Capital Partners.
For the fifth year, Mergers & Acquisitions has recognized Beatrice Mitchell as one of the Most influential Women in Mid-Market M&A.
Brown Brothers Harriman’s Women & Wealth Magazine has featured Beatrice Mitchell as one of 20 Women to Watch in 2020. In this article, they feature 20 inspiring women and share how 2020 is set to be a pivotal year in their professional journeys. They also spotlight a few examples of their extraordinary work in response to the current global pandemic.
Global M&A Network has recognized Beatrice Mitchell as one of the Top U.S.A Women Dealmakers. The annual award honors and profiles the most accomplished women dealmakers from the United States transactional community. This year, Beatrice was one of eighteen who won the coveted “Golden Woman” accolade at the recognition ceremony in Washington, D.C.
For the fourth year, Mergers & Acquisitions has recognized Beatrice Mitchell as one of the Most influential Women in Mid-Market M&A.
For the third year, Mergers & Acquisitions has commended Beatrice Mitchell as one of the Most influential Women in Mid-Market M&A.
For two years in a row, Mergers & Acquisitions has commended Beatrice Mitchell as one of the Most influential Women in Mid-Market M&A.
For nearly 30 years, Beatrice Mitchell has sold privately-held companies in manufacturing, distribution, retail, business services and other industries. Mitchell started Sperry Mitchell with husband Paul Sperry in 1986. The firm has remained successful by investing substantially in infrastructure, including databases and people, and cultivating connections and a good word-of-mouth reputation from clients. The firm focuses on putting together an excellent product: the selling memorandum and the list of potential acquirers.
New York, NY (March 24, 2017) – GPA Global (“GPA”) has sold a co-control stake to EQT Mid Market (“EQT”). Sperry, Mitchell & Company initiated this transaction and served as exclusive advisor to GPA.
Founded in 2009 in Hong Kong, GPA is a leading premium specialty-packaging and display-solutions provider, offering a full spectrum of design, engineering, production management and distribution services. GPA serves as a complete solutions partner, from concept design, material selection & development to manufacturing. GPA is well-regarded by its customers as one of the most innovative packaging and point-of purchase display providers serving the market today.
Mr. Tom Wang and Mr. Adam Melton, co-founders of GPA, jointly commented: “We are excited to work with EQT and its global network of Industrial Advisors. With its operational and growth-focused approach, EQT is an ideal partner for GPA. We look forward to jointly developing the Company to the next level and working close together with EQT.”
GPA Global (www.gpaglobal.net) is a leading “one-stop-shop” premium specialty-packaging and display-solutions provider. The Company offers a complete array of design, engineering, production management and distribution services to produce the most innovative specialty-packaging and point-of-purchase displays available in the market today. GPA has operations in Hong Kong, mainland China and the United States.
EQT (www.eqtpartners.com) is a leading alternative investments firm with approximately EUR 35 billion in AUM. EQT Funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the United States with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.
Sperry, Mitchell & Company (www.sperrymitchell.com) is an investment banking firm specializing in middle-market merger and acquisition advisory services. Since the firm’s founding in 1986, Sperry Mitchell has completed hundreds of transactions in a wide range of industries, with values ranging from $10 to $450 million.
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Tom Pogacnik was recently featured in the July issue of Finance Monthly regarding his role in arranging the merger of client Morrow & Company (Stamford, CT) and Sodali (London, UK), creating Morrow Sodali Global, which is now the largest independent corporate governance, proxy solicitation, and shareholder services firm in the world.
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