Speaking Engagement

M&A Metamorphosis—Exploring the Ever-Changing Landscape of Deals

Smart Business Dealmakers Conference Philadelphia

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market St
Philadelphia, PA

Blank Rome partner Louis M. Rappaport, co-chair of the firm’s Corporate, M&A, and Securities practice group, will serve as a panel moderator at Smart Business Dealmakers Conference Philadelphia, Navigating M&A Uncertainty, being held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a cocktail reception to follow.

The conference connects thousands of local dealmakers—from middle-market CEOs to top investors and lenders to leading M&A advisers. With sessions ranging from raising capital to buying and selling companies to alternative asset investing, it covers the breadth of the M&A landscape.

Louis’ session, “M&A Metamorphosis—Exploring the Ever-Changing Landscape of Deals,” will take place from 2:00 to 2:40 p.m.


Staying on top of the seismic shifts that occur in the global economy and M&A deal landscape can be a full-time job. Skip the economics lesson and join this session as a savvy CEO, private equity expert, investment banker, and M&A deal lawyer break down the most important current market trends and share insight on how to best prepare your company for any type of transaction.


  • Moderator: Louis Rappaport, Partner and Co-Chair, Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group, Blank Rome LLP
  • Keith Lipman, Managing Director, Giga-Scale LLC and Co-Founder & Former CEO, Prosperoware
  • John O’Hare, Managing Partner, Mereo Capital Partners
  • Brad Winer, MD, M&A Advisory, Citizens Capital Markets & Advisory

Other conference sessions include:

  • Unraveling the Influences Impacting Buy-Side Transactions
  • From Stumbles to Success—Navigating the Sell-Side Minefield
  • Taking Chips Off the Table—Exploring Alternatives for Achieving Liquidity
  • The Importance of QoEs and How to Leverage Them for a Clean Deal
  • The Family Business Maze—M&A, Growth, and Succession Planning

The conference will also feature the Dealmakers of the Year Awards Presentation and Dealmakers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and several networking sessions.

Blank Rome LLP is proud to be a Supporting Sponsor of the conference.

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.

Louis Rappaport on panel at the Smart Business Dealmakers Conference Philadelphia, September 20, 2023.
Louis Rappaport (second from left) on panel at the Smart Business Dealmakers Conference Philadelphia, September 20, 2023.
Louis Rappaport's panel's opening slide at the Smart Business Dealmakers Conference Philadelphia, September 20, 2023.