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Food Industry M&A: What to Expect in 2020 & Beyond

March 3, 2020 at 02:00:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

This webinar, hosted by the Food Institute, will look at the trends among food industry M&A in 2019 and 2020, current market conditions and the overall M&A landscape, featuring presentations by David Schoeder of The Food Partners and Karen Martin of BMO Capital Markets.

David Schoeder will give an update on M&A in the food sector, taking a look at out how the supermarket landscape is changing and what the future may bring for food retailers over the next year.

Karen Martin will discuss the current M&A market conditions for grocery retail and other food industry companies, reflecting on recent transactions, as well as the status of the equity and debt markets, and other industry conditions.

This event will be recorded and sent to all registrants.

Sponsored by:

BMO Harris Bank
Food, Consumer and Agribusiness Group

Whether you’re a producer, processor, retailer or distributor, every company throughout the food continuum needs a financial partner that understands the factors that can impact their business. From commodity price fluctuations to industry cyclicality, our experienced team of specialists understands how these factors affect your business, and we’re dedicated to serving the needs of the entire food industry – from farm to consumer. To learn more about how we can help, visit http://bmoharris.com/food.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions - BMO Capital Markets
Karen is a Managing Director in BMO Capital Markets’ Mergers & Acquisitions Group, specializing in the Food industry. For 22 years, she has focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance for public and private mid-corporate clients. Karen has advised clients in various sectors of the food industry as well as general consumer products. Prior to joining BMO Capital Markets, Karen was with Banc One Capital Markets, Inc. for ten years where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.

Karen has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University.
Webinar hosting presenter
Principal - The Food Partners
David Schoeder has over 30 years of investment banking experience within the food industry specializing in acquisitions, divestitures, debt restructuring, private placement, and strategic advisory services. He is also a leading national expert on capitalization and governance issues relating to cooperatives and private companies.

In addition, he has extensive experience with the installation of ESOP’s for companies in the food sector. Prior to founding TFP, he served as managing director at both KPMG Retail Ventures and the Cooperative Funding Corp., the investment banking affiliate of National Cooperative Bank.
Webinar hosting presenter
Managing Partner/CEO
Brian has spent his 18-year career in private equity, investment banking, consulting / advisory, and market research. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Finance & Business Development at Woerner Holdings LP, a single-family investment office focused on middle-market private equity investments in the food and agricultural sector. At the family office he oversaw all aspects of the company’s mergers and acquisitions (e.g., deal sourcing, financial advisory, acquisition finance consulting, etc.). Prior to Woerner Holdings, Brian worked at Ernst & Young in their Business Valuation group. In addition, he worked at Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs as part of their Investment Banking and Fixed Income divisions as Research Analyst. Brian is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Finance degree from the University of British Columbia in Canada.
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