29 Apr On Demand Webinar Series: Deal Making During a Pandemic
Recorded on April 29, 2020
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Perspectives on the current and future state of the M&A Middle Market in New York and on Long Island
Luis de la Prida of The NYBB Group – M&A
Luis de la Prida is a Managing Partner and Principal of The NYBB Group and NYBB Commercial Real Estate, Inc. He works closely with clients looking for an intermediary to represent them in the purchase or sale of a business or real estate. His clients include entrepreneurs, private equity groups and other financial sponsors, and lower middle-market companies with annual revenues of $5 million to $50 million. Luis represents clients across all industries, with specialties in healthcare and business services. He is a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CMAA) with over 25 years of successful experience advising middle market businesses and Fortune 500 companies.
Luis previously founded successful management consulting and financial advisory and insurance businesses. He also spent nearly a decade on Wall Street, where he gained valuable international experience in various financial roles at J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse First Boston. As a former Chief Operating Officer of a medical practice, Luis helped acquire seven medical practices and launched several organic initiatives that transformed the practice into a large multi-specialty medical group. Luis is the founder and present co-chairman of the Long Island chapter of the Alliance of Merger and Acquisitions Advisors. He is a national presenter and author on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions.
Corey Massella of UHY U.S. – CPA
Corey Massella is a partner UHY U.S.–one of the leading professional services firms in the nation. A Long Island native, Corey has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, tax and business advisor, and specialist in SEC accounting and audit services. His experience covers a wide range of industries, including professional services, private equity funds, and financial services. Corey has extensive knowledge and experience in complex tax structuring and planning, as well as experience serving as a Private Equity Group Practice Leader. Corey utilizes his experience to confidently guide middle market companies interested in buying, selling, or restructuring. He has completed over 350 M&A transactions.
In 2015, Corey won the SmartCEO award for Industry CPA Leader in New York. He has moderated several conferences, including ACG NY’s “M&A Landscape: Diving into Four of the Hot Industry Sectors” and “The M&A Advisor Summit.” He has authored numerous articles. Corey is a board member of the Long Island chapter of the Alliance of Merger and Acquisitions Advisors.
Stephen Mariani of Diamond Financial – Lender
Stephen Mariani is President of Diamond Financial–one of the nation’s leading sources of large, business acquisition loans. Stephen has worked with privately held business since 1978, personally owning many himself. His experience in locating financial solutions for small and mid-sized businesses led him to establish Diamond Financial, a company built with the business owner in mind. Stephen prides himself on honesty and integrity, traits which he strives to make apparent upon a client’s first encounter with his organization. Stephen is dedicated and committed to the success of small businesses in America.
Dennis O’Rourke of Morritt Hock – Attorney
Stephen White of Onyx Partners Group – Valuations