Session Details



October 17, 2023

Start Time

08:30 AM

End Time

05:00 PM

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Mergers & Acquisitions Essentials Workshop
Mergers & Acquisitions Essentials Workshop

Interested in growing your business through acquisition, but aren’t sure where to start? Could merging or selling your business be the perfect exit strategy for preserving your hard-won equity and legacy?

In today’s robust M&A climate, whether you’re buying or selling, it’s easy to make a million-dollar mistake.  If you’re new to M&A strategy for achieving your strategic objectives, and ready to build a strong knowledge base, add this Mergers & Acquisitions Essentials Workshop to your METALCON registration. In 8 hours you will learn the latest strategies for finding the right M&A counterparty, structuring win-win transactions, assessing valuations, successfully integrating, and more!

Geared toward business owners and executives, foundational workshop will teach you the core principles driving the most successful transactions. You’ll build your confidence, learn how the best deals come together, hear war stories about unexpected pitfalls, and get the guidance you need to execute a merger, firm sale, or acquisition that achieves goals.  You will leave knowing how to make smarter decisions and drive better deals, based on actual transactions that are happening today.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the current mergers and acquisitions market
  • Structure a win-win transaction
  • Fully understand your company’s valuation
  • Decipher and avoid the common pitfalls in any merger or acquisition

This workshop requires pre-registration, an additional fee and includes your exhibit hall pass. Learn more about our NEW Value Pass options for the BEST DEAL for adding workshops to your agenda!

Karl Wohler

Senior Consultant, PSMJ Resources, Inc.

Karl Wohler provides advisory support to the mergers and acquisitions, valuation, and ownership transition practices at PSMJ. His diverse experience in operations management, finance, M&A deal structuring, and process management provides him with a unique perspective to assist company leaders in developing effective growth, transition, and exit strategies. Karl began his career as a chemical engineer at Polaroid Corporation and then advanced to senior director of film manufacturing and corporate program manager in research & development. His first exposure to mergers and acquisitions came when he managed several plant consolidation and divestiture projects. Over the past 15 years, Karl has built deep experience in mergers and acquisitions, which includes a range of consulting advisory engagements as well as his roles as the corporate head of M&A for Bowne & Co., a $1 billion financial service content management company, and as the owner and CEO of a 150‐employee printing company.

Karl has also provided project financing advisory support to several large real estate development and restructuring projects including Melrose on the Beach in South Carolina and Titanic‐Pigeon Forge in Tennessee. As a strategy and business development consultant at Emergence Consulting, Karl provided growth strategy consulting and M&A advisory support to Chargeurs, a French manufacturing conglomerate, and DuPont’s global polyester manufacturing business. He also developed a divestiture and privatization plan for a $300 million division of Philips Electronics North America. As a business owner, consultant, and corporate M&A leader, Karl developed strategy and end‐to‐end managed buy‐side and sell‐side M&A deals ranging in size from $1 million to more than $100 million. Karl holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a master’s degree in business administration from Babson College.