Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update – Dallas

November 6, 2018

McGuireWoods LLP
2000 McKinney Avenue, Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

3 – 3:30 p.m. Registration and Cocktails
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Program
5:30 p.m. Reception


Join leaders in the food and beverage industry for an enlightening discussion of the current environment and outlook in this market. Hear insights and perspectives from major food retailers and distributors as well as lenders and investors.


Due Diligence in an Era of Increased Oversight

  • Jennifer Frankenberg Vice President, TriVista
  • Paula Piontek President, Product Recall Prevention Services
  • R. Trent Taylor Partner, McGuireWoods 
  • J. Kate Harris Hatcher, (moderator) Partner and Chair, Food and Beverage Team, McGuireWoods 

Deal Trends and Outlook

  • Tim Alexander Managing Director, Harris Williams
  • Viji Sampath Managing Director, Keva Global Partners
  • Blake Wiley Founder, Access Capital
  • Brad Austin (moderator) Partner and Deputy Chair, Food and Beverage Team, McGuireWoods

Also hear from Martin Ellen, former vice president and CFO of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, who will offer insights based on his extensive experience in the franchising, operations and beverage industry.

Who Should Attend

Food and beverage executives, entrepreneurs, capital providers and intermediaries

Mergers & Acquisitions magazine recently named McGuireWoods “Law Firm of the Year” in its Mid-Market M&A Awards, honoring the firm for the growth of its deal work and for innovative, client-focused private equity initiatives. McGuireWoods ranked among the top five law firms for global and U.S. M&A and top 10 for middle-market private equity throughout the first half of 2018 in authoritative league tables published by Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg. The firm was also nationally recognized by Legal 500 for private equity buyouts, noting that “McGuireWoods has further cemented its presence in middle-market private equity, particularly in the healthcare, food and beverage, and energy industries. In the independent sponsor sub-sector, the firm has an especially strong standing.”

Five Key Takeaways on Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity