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Starting in March, the postponement or cancellation of anticipated sporting and concert events in response to COVID-19 was, for many of us, the first sign that something unprecedented was happening. The global pandemic hit the sports and entertainment industry early and hard. In our latest episode of Whose Company Is It Anyway, host Sheldon Stone explores the mechanics and economics of recovery with industry expert Mike Wall, a member of the Transactional & Securities Practice and the Sports & Entertainment Industry Team at law firm Foley & Lardner LLP.

In this edition of M&A Insights, join Amherst Healthcare Industry Leader John Patterson as he explores some of the opportunities and challenges facing Medicare Advantage Plan providers with Jon Cotton, the founder and CEO of ApexHealth, and former President and COO of Meridian Health Plan.

An organization with a resilient, cohesive culture has a competitive advantage, especially in hard times. One of the best tools to help build this strength turns out to be embracing diversity and difference, according to Linda Watson, a member at Clark Hill Law Firm who is, among other roles, also the co-chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Listen as she and Sheldon Stone, host of Whose Company Is It Anyway, explore why this matters now more than ever.

We talk a lot about threats to business success on Whose Company is it Anyway, but today host Sheldon Stone had a chance to explore the habits and practices of a highly successful organization with Dan Laible, CFO and Executive Vice President of NYX, Inc., a Tier 1 automotive supplier (and highly successful organization).

In the midst of a period of unprecedented economic expansion, everyone we know is keeping one eye on the long-term forecast but it is equally important to not overlook actual conditions on the ground. In this edition of Whose Company Is It Anyway podcast, presented by Amherst Partners, Sheldon Stone and Robert Shanahan, Executive Vice President of Wintrust Business Credit, look at the economy through the lens of asset-based lending to search for indications of what to expect in 2020.

While every business is unique, certain types of organizations often have similar concerns when it comes to M&A. Hosted by Amherst’s Healthcare Industry Group Leader, John Patterson, and featuring insights from special guests Glenn Prives, an attorney with the National Healthcare Practice at law firm McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, and BNY Mellon Wealth Management Senior Director and closely held business specialist Drew Maldonado, this edition of our M&A Insights podcast explores a range of challenges, opportunities, and issues that typically arise for physician groups considering seeking to partner with other groups or looking for outside capital to grow their businesses.

Think your industry is too traditional to embrace innovation? Whose Company is it Anyway host Sheldon Stone explores the rise of cloud-based law firms with his special guest, Patricia Fugée, a partner at FisherBroyles law firm. The firm’s Next Generation Law Firm® model was engineered to maximize responsiveness, efficiency, and value but also has helped make FisherBroyles a leader in diversity, inclusive culture, and work-life balance.

Can robust M&A activity have a direct benefit on cancer treatment? Amherst Partners Healthcare Practice Leader John Patterson speaks with Wes Chapman, Founder and CEO of Verdi Oncology, an innovator in the formation of regional oncology care networks, on how bringing together thought-leading oncology care professionals can accelerate clinical trials for new cancer drugs and treatment protocols, thus fueling improvements in patient care.

Chas Chandler, a Partner in Amherst’s Investment Banking practice and leader of the firm’s Consumer Products Industry Group, engages former client client and firm Operating Director Ray Dallavecchia, Jr. in a wide-ranging discussion covering his experiences as the architect behind the growth of iconic toy brand POOF®-Slinky®, his work leading consumer products businesses with both domestic and overseas production operations, and insights on what he’s looking for in investment opportunities now that he’s launched his own family office, Venetian Associates.

We know that each business’s individual story of struggle and success is a single brush stroke on a vast canvas. Searching for the patterns that appear when you look at the bigger picture, Whose Company Is It Anyway podcast host Sheldon Stone turns the microphone around to capture insights from veteran broadcast journalist Murray Feldman’s 40-year career reporting on the stories that shaped and molded the people and the communities of metropolitan Detroit.