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BOSS: Purchase/Sale of Business During a Pandemic: Market Condition Update

February 9, 2021 at 10:00 am11:00 am

Join us to learn from a panel of experts how mergers and acquisitions will look different in 2021!

About this Event

The merger and acquisition market encountered a seismic shift in 2020 as a result of the pandemic:

Deals that did close in the second half of 2020 had to account for a drastically changed set of risk factors leading to questions of value and sustainability. Please join us on February 9th to hear from a panel of people who were working in the trenches on these deals, get their perspective on how transactions will look different in 2021, and learn how to evaluate whether 2021 will present good opportunities to buy or sell a company.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

10:00am – 11:00am

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RB Kiernat – Hennepin Partners (Minneapolis)

R.B. Kiernat has over 20 years of investment banking experience. As a co-founder and Managing Director at Hennepin Partners, R.B. has successfully arranged sales, mergers, divestitures, leveraged recapitalizations and private placement transactions with an aggregate transaction value of $2 billion. R.B.’s clients have included entrepreneurs, family-held businesses, corporations and private equity clients. These clients have represented a wide range of industries, including manufacturing and industrial products and services, branded consumer products, business services, and health care.

Tim Farquhar – RubinBrown (St. Louis)

Tim Farquhar serves as a lead partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at RubinBrown. In that position, Tim leads over 50 financial and tax due diligence engagements each year, representing both buyers and sellers in potential transactions. Throughout his career, Tim has been involved in several hundred due diligence engagements with approximately $10 billion in aggregate deal value.

Jon Schindel – SchindelSegal (Minneapolis)

Jon Schindel is a partner with the SchindelSegal law firm. Jon’s practice is focused on the purchase, sale and merger of privately owned companies with an enterprise value up to $30M. In a typical year, Jon represents various clients in the negotiation and closing of 20-25 transactions. He works with clients in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, hospitality (restaurants and private resorts), professional services and internal ownership transitions.


Jon Schindel and Lenny Segal – Schindel Segal Law Firm

Angie Trocke, Angie Propp & Melissa Johnston – Highland Bank

Brandon Rosenthal, CPA & Doris Hentges – Froehling Anderson

Tony Parr and Brian McKnight – Parr McKnight Wealth Management Group

All guests are welcome to our event! Please note that these events are intended to be educational in nature, with topics crafted to provide value to business owners and, on occasion, their key leadership team members. If you are not a business owner, you are still very welcome to join us – Please consider inviting a client, friend, or acquaintance who is a business owner and would also benefit from the event’s content.

For further information you can contact Melissa Johnston.


February 9, 2021
10:00 am – 11:00 am