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Building a Partnership Between the Investment Sponsor and Operating Sponsor

Sean Alford

The partnership between the investment sponsor and the operating sponsor needs to be symbiotic to fully align both sides and help each other make the right decisions on deals. Learn how do these sponsors support each other through a transaction in this episode.

Jeff Desroches
VP of Corporate Development at Atlas Copco
Ivan Golubic
Former VP Corporate Development at Goodyear
Erik Levy
Group Head Corp Dev and M&A at DMGT PLC
Kison Patel
CEO at DealRoom

Building a Partnership Between the Investment Sponsor and Operating Sponsor

11 Nov
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Sean Alford
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Building a Partnership Between the Investment Sponsor and Operating Sponsor

Building a Partnership Between the Investment Sponsor and Operating Sponsor

“You want to understand what you got wrong. But it's really important to look at the things you got right and try to replicate that in future situations.”

Strong Relationships

Sean is responsible for origination, analysis and execution of mergers and acquisitions, investments and strategic transactions across the J2 Global’s portfolio. Prior to taking on his current role, Sean led corporate development for Ziff Davis and J2 Digital Media.

Building strong relationships between the investment sponsor and the operating sponsor takes time, experience and a lot of repetition. The level of trust that you eventually want to achieve will only come through repetition.

The investment sponsors should also be open-minded on how to work with the operators. They are the ones driving the ship when it comes to their business. investment sponsors should try and understand what they are trying to accomplish and what the plans are.

special guests

Sean Alford
SVP, Corporate Development at J2 Global

special guests

Sean Alford
SVP, Corporate Development at J2 Global

Hosted by

Kison Patel
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