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April 2018
Fairness Opinion (The Standard Club - 4th Floor, The Chicago Room)
April 19 at 11:45 AM

Business Valuation Association
Sponsored Luncheon and Presentation
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Fairness Opinions 
  • BVA Member “Early Bird” (through 4/15/2018) Rate: $55.00
  • Non-member “Early Bird” (through 4/15/2018) Rate: $90.00
  • After 4/15/2018, BVA Member: $80.00
  • After 4/15/2018, Non-member: $95.00

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Please Note: Payment at the door is $100.00 for members/non-members, cash or check only.

LOCATION:       The Standard Club - 4th Floor
                                         The Chicago Room
                              320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, Illinois
TIME:                11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration and Networking
                              12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Luncheon, Presentation
TOPIC:               Fairness Opinions

SPEAKERS:         Sean Wee -  Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
                                Michale Bett - Houlihan Lokey

CPE:                   1.5

With the bull market entering its ninth year, many companies and their senior management and Boards of Directors have been required to make decisions regarding potential merger and acquisition activity. In many cases, these parties have turned to their trusted advisors for assistance, which can often include the financial advisor issuing a fairness opinion. This presentation will include an overview fairness opinions, including when they are used, the benefits that they provide and trends regarding their issuance, including Delaware court decisions and their respective implications to the provider.

$80.00 Members
$95.00 Non-Members

Sean Wee

Sean Wee focuses his practice on representing the financial advisors to mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. He has extensive experience advising large and midsize investment banks as well as boutique financial advisors in connection with a variety of M&A transactions, including public mergers, friendly and hostile tender offers, and private asset and stock purchases across a number of industries. In particular, Sean advises clients regarding the delivery of financial advisor fairness opinions and related matters. As a result of his efforts, Manatt has placed among the top law firms on Corporate Control Alert’s 2014 and 2015 rankings of “Banker Representations.”

Sean has significant experience with the delivery by financial advisors of solvency and other capital adequacy opinions in connection with leveraged transactions, stock repurchases, spin-offs and dividend distributions. He has also represented investment banks and issuers in corporate finance transactions, including IPOs, 144A offerings and debt tender and exchange offers.

Sean holds a B.A. from Emory University, magna cum laude.
Temple University, J.D., magna cum laude.
Dean's List; Temple Law Review
Dean's List; Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics)

Michael Bett

Mr. Bett is a member of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Advisory Services business. He focuses on transaction opinions including both Fairness Opinions and Solvency Opinions. Mike has worked with both public and private companies across many industries and has advised boards of directors, special committees, and other fiduciaries in a wide variety of situations, including leveraged recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, asset sales, stock repurchases, and equity financing transactions.

Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mike was a Vice President with Bank of America’s Enterprise Valuations Group, performing business enterprise valuations primarily on highly leveraged companies across a variety of industries. He also worked as a commercial loan officer performing credit analysis on privately held, middle-market companies.

Mike holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Attendance at this program may entitle qualified participants to 1 hour of continuing professional education credit from the ASA, IBA, NACVA, AICPA and ICPAS.  Credit may also be available from CBA, CFA and CFP for certain relevant topics.  Please check with these organizations for verification.

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