Transforming Your Business through M&A

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

March 9, 2020: 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Business development consultant with multi-faceted transactional experience discusses how entrepreneurs can use M&A most effectively for their strategies


National Louis University
Room 310
850 Warrenville Rd
Lisle, Illinois

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Event Details

Business combination can be a definitive and accelerated approach for entrepreneurs to achieve strategic breakthroughs or harvest longtime gains. But it can also involve all-encompassing surprises that are overlooked in light of presumably compelling opportunities. And sometimes living with those consequences can amount to detrimental steps backs instead of positive steps forward.

This month, we will welcome a highly skilled corporate development consultant who has advised many growing companies and their investors on the promises and pitfalls of acquisitions. Adept in private equity, cross-border deals and full cycle transaction planning, he will show what is vital for achieving success in preparing for and implementing this powerful tool while managing its risks.


Entrepreneurial Roundtable Member $15.00 Fee as of 3/4/2020 $20.00
Member Guest $15.00 Fee as of 3/4/2020 $20.00
Chicago Booth Alumni & Students $15.00 Fee as of 3/4/2020 $20.00
General Public $20.00 Fee as of 3/4/2020 $25.00


Register Online

Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
No credit cards at the door, only cash and checks.

• Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, must do so by Wednesday, March 4. There is a no refund policy for late cancellation attempts or for no shows.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Deadline: 3/9/2020

Speaker Profiles

Joseph Feldman (Speaker)
President/Founder, Joseph Feldman Associates

Joe founded his consultancy in 2003 to provide acquisitions and other strategic transaction support across a variety of industries. He serves both business and the community, the former via the boards of Southern Seasonings and Chicago Capital Partners and as an Advisor to Evanston Partners, the latter via the boards of Chicago Lights, Board President of Warming House Youth Center and past chairman of the Wilmette Youth Commission. Joe has held leadership roles for Sandbox Industries, Chromatin, First Genetic Trust, Searle Pharmaceuticals, Monsanto and The NutraSweet Company, as well as in governance of CES Optical, Morgan Street Document Systems, and XTEND.

Joe's higher education includes these degrees: BS Wharton School of U Pennsylvania, MBA Kellogg School of Northwestern U


Greg Gocek, '85 
Booth ER Chairman

Other Information

• Pre-event networking with light refreshments will occur at ground floor lobby 6:15 - 7:00 PM, after which groups moves to third floor room for presentation.

• When possible, speaker slides are posted online at Booth ER website after the event for ongoing reference.

• Dress is business casual.