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Event Date Mon Sep 24 EDT (about 3 years ago)
Location University Club of Chicago
76 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
Region Americas

As deal volume has grown over the past year, uncertainty has weighed on deal dollar values. The middle market remains one of the most active segments for deal activity, and we continue to see larger firms tapping into the middle market, as well as large strategics continuing to add new technologies and systems to their legacy businesses. What is the outlook for the middle market, and can it sustain enough transactional activity through 2018?

The Deal Economy Chicago features a roster of senior executives, influential dealmakers and investors for a full day of discussion and forecasting with a focus on deals and transactions in the middle market.


2018 Speakers

Dan Galante
Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group

Brad Charchut
Managing Director, Credit, Bain Capital Credit, LP

Carey Davidson
Managing Director - Head of Capital Markets, Monroe Capital LLC

David Robbins
Managing Director, Head of Credit Strategies, Monomoy Capital Partners

Lawrence Chu
Partner, Goodwin Procter

Patrick Burns
Senior Vice President, Strategy, Dover Corporation

Michael Hollander
Principal, GTCR

Chad Neale
Managing Director, ACA Aponix

Andrew Nunes
Partner, Fasken

Natalia Sokolova
Managing Partner, Sokol Family Office

Ronald Orol
Senior Editor, The Deal

Stephen Gill
Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets, Vinson & Elkins

Laurie Hays
Executive Vice President, Edelman

J. Daniel Plants
Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Voce Capital Management

Ted White
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Legion Partners

Scott S. Winter
Managing Director, Innisfree M&A Incorporated

Mark Habner
Chief Executive Officer, Beckway Group

Adam Blumenthal
Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Wolf Capital Partners

Kevin Miller
Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Mark Nicholson
Vice President, Corporate Development, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

David Schnadig
Managing Partner, Cortec Group

Suzanne Yoon
Founder and Managing Partner, Kinzie Capital Partners

Brian Modoff
Executive Vice President of Strategy and M&A, Qualcomm Incorporated

Kurt Summers
Treasurer, City of Chicago

David Marcus
Senior Reporter, The Deal

Matthew Heinz
Senior Managing Director, Co-Practice Leader, Aon Transaction Solutions

John Mims
Vice President, Corporate Development, Echo Global Logistics, Inc.

PJ Patel
Co-CEO and Senior Managing Director, VRC

Elizabeth Williams
Senior Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development, Tenneco Inc.

Dylan Wolin
Vice President, Strategy & Acquisitions, AAR Corp.

Nichole Jordan
National Managing Partner, Markets, Clients & Industry, Grant Thornton

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Partners

• Grant Thornton
• Mc Dermott Will & Emery
• Innisfree
• Fasken
• Goodwin
• ACA Aponix
• Beckway Group


• Middle Market Media LLC
• Barclay Hedge
• Hedge Connection