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RAINMAKER
MIAMI
Summit
2018

29th M&A WORLDWIDE CONVENTION

November 15-16, 2018
The Palms, Miami Beach, FL

FOCUS on Successful Cross‑Border M&A!

RAINMAKER
MIAMI
Summit
2018

29th M&A WORLDWIDE CONVENTION

November 15-16, 2018
The Palms, Miami Beach, FL

FOCUS on Successful Cross‑Border M&A!

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Rainmaker Miami Summit, one of the largest M&A conventions, in Miami, November 15-16, 2018

The Rainmaker Miami Summit is a networking event concentrating on cross-border M&A opportunities. Over 150 M&A professionals and guests from all over the world will be in attendance. Whether you are a member of M&A Worldwide or a business guest considering a cross-border transaction, this conference is for you.  All guests will have the opportunity to:

  • Increase your business opportunities by setting up 25-minute, one-on-one “speed dates” with investment bankers and businesses in your countries of interest
  • Network and learn from other investment bankers and guests from five continents, as well as an exciting keynote speaker; what works for them can work for you too
  • Enjoy Miami and all that this magical city by the ocean has to offer

If your firm is interested in middle market cross-border M&A transactions, this event provides leverage and efficiency. JOIN US AND PROFIT!

Miami is waiting for you.

Scenes from the 28th Rainmaker Conference in Amsterdam

This experience – and more – to come in Miami.

Agenda

See the schedule for members and visitors
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Thursday, November 15

8:30 Registration

9:00 Conference Opening

9:30 Deal of the Year Presentations

10:45 Break

11:00 Topical Presentation

1:15 Speed Dating Instructions

1:30 Speed Dating between you and M&A Worldwide investment bankers

4 pre-arranged speed dating sessions & concurrent topical networking

3:30 Break

6:00 Cocktail Reception

7:00 Dinner

Friday, November 16

8:50 Opening

10:30 Speed Dating between you and M&A Worldwide investment bankers

3 pre-arranged speed dating sessions & concurrent small group meetings with Stuart Diamond & concurrent networking
Member Only Events

1:30 M&A Worldwide Banker Business Session

5:30 Closing

7:00 Reception and Dinner at Miami restaurant

11:00 Optional dancing

Speakers

Meet our most valued speakers

Keynote Speaker

Stuart Diamond

The art of negotiation is important in all aspects of life, both professional and personal

Photo: Professor Stuart Diamond
Professor Stuart Diamond

Stuart Diamond is one of the world’s leading experts on negotiation. His book, Getting More, has sold more than 1.5 million copies since its 2011 publication, among the most ever in the field. Professor Diamond’s negotiation course at the top-rated Wharton School of Business has been the University’s most sought-after course over the last  20 years. Google has adopted his new model as its primary method to train employees in negotiation worldwide; more than 12,000 have been trained with estimated additional revenues of $6 billion. The Wall Street Journal’s career site named Getting More the #1 book to read for your career. The book has been a New York Times best-seller and #1 U.S. business best-seller as listed by The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Business Insider said Getting More is one of the 25 success books to read in one’s life.

Professor Diamond has a law degree from Harvard and an MBA from Wharton. He was Associate Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School and headed its outside consulting firm, Conflict Management.

Keynote Speaker

Stuart Diamond

The art of negotiation is important in all aspects of life, both professional and personal

Photo: Professor Stuart Diamond
Professor Stuart Diamond

Stuart Diamond is one of the world’s leading experts on negotiation. His book, Getting More, has sold more than 1.5 million copies since its 2011 publication, among the most ever in the field. Professor Diamond’s negotiation course at the top-rated Wharton School of Business has been the most sought-after there over 20 years. Google has adopted his new model as its primary method to train employees in negotiation worldwide; more than 12,000 have been trained with estimated additional revenues of $6 billion. The Wall Street Journal’s career site named Getting More the #1 book to read for your career. The book has been a New York Times best-seller and #1 U.S. business best-seller as listed by The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Business Insider said Getting More is one of the 25 success books to read in one’s life.

Professor Diamond has a law degree from Harvard and an MBA from Wharton. He was Associate Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School and headed its outside consulting firm, Conflict Management.

Photo: Björn Voigt

Björn Voigt

Managing Partner, ACTIVE M&A Experts GmbH , and Chairman, M&A Worldwide

Mr Voigt gained his competence in successfully carrying out national and international M&A transactions through long-standing management positions in the international commodities business. As managing director of large companies of the Klöckner Group, and later of the Thyssen Concern, he was responsible for many acquisitions, spin-offs and mergers.

Photo: Douglas E. Rodgers

Douglas E. Rodgers

CEO, FOCUS Investment Banking

Douglas E. Rodgers has been CEO and Managing Partner of FOCUS since early 2002. He has led the firm’s growth from one office in Washington, DC, to three offices across the US. He has executive level management experience in software, information technology, aerospace, e-commerce, real estate and construction, manufacturing and distribution, serving both commercial and government clients. He serves FOCUS clients across many industries emphasizing merger and acquisitions opportunities.

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Delegates

attendees coming from all over the world to this Summit
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Event Registration

Thank you for your interest in attending the Rainmaker Miami Summit. Online registration is closed but we would welcome your attendance at the conference. If you plan to attend please email Marilee Peterson to let her know of your intentions. Then simply visit the conference registration desk on site at The Palms Hotel and Spa to complete your registration. Registration opens at 8:30am on Thursday, November 15. We look forward to seeing you!

Registration Fees
M&A Worldwide Member $899.00
Business Guest $750.00
Spouse* $300.00
* Spouse Registration

Spouse registration includes Thursday and Friday night dinners as well as a South Beach Food & Art Deco Tour on Thursday afternoon.

The South Beach Food & Art Deco Tour gives the “Miami As-Melting-Pot” concept a new (edible) meaning. Join the tour to savor tasty treasures inside the beating heart of Miami Beach with a fun and engaging historical and architectural walking tour of the Art Deco district.

You’ll enjoy delicious cuisine at a diverse range of establishments — from gourmet to ethnic eateries. All while taking a walk through time on Ocean Drive and Espanola Way, learning about art deco history, architecture and famous movie locations.

Additional Information
  1. Hotel room reservations are made independently by registrants. Special hotel rates are in effect until October 12, 2018 as long as rooms are available. FOCUS Investment Banking does not guarantee the availability of hotel rooms and rates. Click here to book your accommodations.
  2. Event schedule and agenda is preliminary and subject to potential changes.
  3. Admission rights reserved.
  4. For international registrants: Because the meeting is being held in the United States, we are not required to charge VAT.

Venue & Hotel Reservations

The Palms Hotel and Spa

3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Phone: 305-534-0505
Fax: 305-534-0515
Toll Free: 800-550-0505

Check-in: 4:00pm
Check-out: 11.00am

Click the button below to make online reservations with special rates.

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Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors whose contributions help make this conference possible.

GOLD

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

SILVER

DealCloud

BRONZE

Pathfind
PHC Software

MARKETING SPONSOR

Mergermarket - An Acuris Company

About M&A Worldwide

Established in 2004, M&A Worldwide is a global network of 44 M&A boutiques in 41 countries. Members have come together to work on client cross-border activities such as mergers, acquisitions, company sales, accessing debt and equity capital and other corporate finance projects.

Through our Partnership we are able to access an unusual range of strategic buyers, acquisition and merger candidates, as well as financial partners to increase the likelihood of a successful transaction.

The Partners in M&A Worldwide conclude hundreds of deals each year in many different business sectors. Many of us are generalists with multi-industry experience although we also number industry specialists among our ranks.

About M&A Worldwide

Established in 2004, M&A Worldwide is a global network of 44 M&A boutiques in 41 countries. Members have come together to work on client cross-border activities such as mergers, acquisitions, company sales, accessing debt and equity capital and other corporate finance projects.

Through our Partnership we are able to access an unusual range of strategic buyers, acquisition and merger candidates, as well as financial partners to increase the likelihood of a successful transaction.

The Partners in M&A Worldwide conclude hundreds of deals each year in many different business sectors. Many of us are generalists with multi-industry experience although we also number industry specialists among our ranks.

About the Host

FOCUS Investment Banking

With more than three decades of experience, FOCUS Investment Banking is a trusted name in middle market M&A advisory services worldwide. FOCUS works to understand each client’s strategic and financial objectives, craft the best plan to achieve these goals, and deliver success. Whether helping to sell, buy, or raise capital, FOCUS strives to maximize the value of every transaction to the benefit of its clients. We can’t wait to host you in November and share with you what has helped us be successful.

About the Host

FOCUS Investment Banking

With more than three decades of experience, FOCUS Investment Banking is a trusted name in middle market M&A advisory services worldwide. FOCUS works to understand each client’s strategic and financial objectives, craft the best plan to achieve these goals, and deliver success. Whether helping to sell, buy, or raise capital, FOCUS strives to maximize the value of every transaction to the benefit of its clients. We can’t wait to host you in November and share with you what has helped us be successful.

FAQs

What you may need to know
Visa and Passport Requirements

As an International Traveler entering the U.S, you will need specific Documents that are required. Please refer to the following website for specific requirements. Acquiring a Visa’s and/or Passports maybe a lengthy process so please plan accordingly:

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/572/~/entering-the-u.s.—documents-required-for-foreign-nationals-%28international

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Transportation from Airport to Hotel

Carey Limousine Florida, Inc.

4595 Oakes Road
Davie, FL 33314

Phone: (800) 755-5466
Website: http://www.carey.com
Contact: Loretta Wheatley
Email: loretta.wheatley@carey.com

Carey is a global leader in chauffeured services, providing premium ground transportation in South Florida and in more than 1,000 cities worldwide. Carey offers uncompromising standards for service, safety and reliability. Featuring an award-winning fleet of vehicles, a corps of professional Chauffeurs, and transportation management services including Meetings & Events, Private Aviation, and Road Shows.

DavEl|BostonCoach

P.O. Box 260007
Miami, FL 33126

Phone: (305) 271-4900
Website: www.davelbostoncoach.com
Contact: Alex Malek

DavEl Chauffeured Transportation offers access to a full ground chauffeured network.

International Limo of South Florida
2300 SW 56th Terrace
Hollywood, FL 33023

Phone: (800) 305-4002
Website: http://www.mysouthfloridalimo.com
Contact: Jackie Rameau
Email: info@intlimoofsouthfla.com

This company provides a wide range of limousine and luxury vehicle transportation options to the South Florida area as well as several other U.S. locations. They pride themselves on being committed to delivering only the utmost in class and distinction. Their fleet has a variety of vehicles to choose from. They include luxury sedans, limousines, SUVs, vans and buses. They provide exceptional service for special occasions, weddings, proms, tours, and airport shuttles. Call toll free at 800/305-4002.

Key Transportation Service
199 NW 79th St.
Miami, FL 33150

Phone: (305) 751-5005
Website: http://www.key-transportation.com
Contact: Orlie Jedwab
Email: reservations@key-transportation.com

Key Transportation Worldwide Service is your first and last stop in luxury ground transportation. The goal of our highly experienced team is to provide seamless private car service from the moment a reservation is made to when our client is safely delivered to their destination––every ride, every time.
Since 2001, Key Transportation has earned the reputation of providing first class sedan, SUV, Sprinter, minibus, and motorcoach limousines. Our state-of-the-art technology, which includes GPS vehicle tracking and online booking, gives us the ability to quickly and efficiently service your needs while never losing sight that personalized customer service will always remain our number one priority.

Larry’s Private Car and Limo Service

8390 W. State Road 84, Suite 106
Davie, FL 33324

Phone: (954) 473-6631
Website: www.larryslimo.com
Contact: Matthew Janowitz
Email: Matt@LarrysLimo.com

The mission of Larry’s Private Car and Limo Service is to render the ultimate in luxury ground transportation service to their clientele. Whether the client is the CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation with hundreds of traveling staff or the average Joe heading out on vacation, this company sets the standards of exceptional customer service, and unsurpassed safety and luxury. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality vehicles and chauffeurs to meet every personal and professional need. Their large fleet of Sedans, SUVs, Stretch Limousines, Vans, and Buses are poised and ready to meet your needs. No group is too large. Their office is open 24/7 with live operators at all times.

Mundi Limos
6137 Woodbury Road
Boca Raton, FL 33433

Phone: (800) 317-7087
Website: www.mundilimos.com
Contact: Fernando Carlison
Email: info@mundilimos.com

This company offers a new standard for professionalism, service and safety in the chauffeured ground transportation industry. With its use of technology combined with industry expertise, Mundi Limos has become a pioneer in the limousine services industry, with the organization growing continuously. Founded in South Florida, the company’s global network has expanded its reach to 455 cities worldwide. All vehicles are black on black, with full leather interiors and tinted windows to ensure comfort and privacy. Amenities include on-board WiFi, personalized bottled water, mints, tissues, hand sizer, universal cell phone charger and luxury magazines. Choose from a variety of top-class sedans, SUVs, stretch limousines, vans and coaches.

OneLimo Alliance Inc.
1000 5th St., Suite 200
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone: (305) 704-3261
Website: http://www.onelimoalliance.com
Contact: Catherine Road
Email: reservations@onelimoalliance.com

This full-service transportation company can accommodate any grand transportation request, including airport and seaport transfers, hourly charters, corporate meetings, special occasions and local sightseeing tours. Count on executive sedans, SUVs, limos, vans and buses from a company that provides outstanding service and reliability.

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