We are incredibly grateful for the support of our amazing sponsors in making this event possible.


DINNER SPONSOR

Blank Rome is an Am Law 100 firm with 13 offices and more than 600 attorneys and principals who provide a full range of legal and advocacy services to clients operating in the United States and around the world.

Our professionals are widely recognized for their leading knowledge and experience across a broad spectrum of industries, as well as their dedication to diversity and inclusion initiatives and pro bono work.

But what really sets us apart is our investment in client relationships—our unwavering commitment to understanding their businesses, the around-the-clock access we provide, and our nimble and customized delivery of services. We treat your goals, ideas, and objectives as our own and fight fiercely for resolutions that are in your best interest. This promise goes deeper than words. It is our creed, adopted and held true at all levels, starting at the very top.

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CHAMPAGNE SPONSOR

Pharus is a boutique investment banking firm focused on providing M&A (both sell-side and buy-side), financing, fairness opinion, valuation, and strategic advisory services to companies in growth industries.  Headquartered in New York, we focus on a few growth sectors including business services, consulting services, enterprise software, Internet technologies, and digital media.

Since the founding of the firm in 2001, Pharus has developed a reputation for providing high quality advisory services to specialized and niche companies in the business services, software, and digital media sectors.

Being entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the needs of the entrepreneur. Our backgrounds include extensive experience in deal making and finance, as well as in sales, marketing, operations, investing, and integration. Pharus also understand the needs of private equity and venture capital investors, as we have investments in a range of growth businesses.

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GOLD SPONSOR


Since Silicon Valley’s formative years, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has held an established position as the leading law firm provider to innovative enterprises. As our attorneys nurtured promising start-ups through the business life cycle, the firm expanded and so too did the range of services we offered to clients. Today, our attorneys advise more than 3,000 private companies, in addition to over 300 public companies. WSGR provides the comprehensive and integrated business services that private companies need, enabling the firm to serve them from their formative stages, during periods of growth, and certainly past their exits, whether through merger, acquisition, or transition into a public company. We take an interdisciplinary approach to counseling entrepreneurs, offering deep expertise in such vital areas as Venture Financing/Private Equity; Corporate (M&A and Public Equity-IPO Exit); IP; Technology Transactions; Regulatory (Antitrust, Privacy & Data Protection, Exports, FCPA/CFIUS); Litigation; Employment Law (Executive Compensation/Benefits) and Real Estate.

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SILVER SPONSOR

Berkery Noyes provides skilled transaction management to technology and media companies and private equity groups in both sell-side and buy-side transactions. We have managed transactions ranging from several million to more than four billion dollars in value.

We specialize in creating options for our clients, including: advising on the sale of their company to a motivated purchaser; recapitalizing their business to maintain control but diversify their wealth; raising capital for growth or acquisitions; financing the transfer of their business to the next generation; and refinancing existing debt facilities.

Our clients rely upon our ability to identify and communicate the underlying value drivers in their business; our familiarity with the operating strategies of each potential buyer or investor; our assertive control of the auction process; our hands-on management of due diligence; and our skillful negotiation.

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