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In this episode of the M&A Mastermind Podcast, host Nick Olsen sits down with Mark Stephenson, President and Co-founder of Cube Business Media, to explore the intricate world of M&A events, conferences, and trade shows. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Mark shares invaluable insights into the dynamics of networking and strategic planning within the M&A landscape. 

From his journey in the events and trade show business to founding Cube Business Media in 2015, Mark provides a firsthand account of the evolution of M&A events and the strategies that have propelled his success. Together, they delve into the significance of authentic connections, strategic networking techniques, and overcoming challenges in the M&A arena. 

Mark’s expertise extends to advising entrepreneurs and business owners on large-scale exit strategies, drawing from his own experience of selling a business to a public U.S. company in 2007. He emphasizes the importance of preparation and the role of M&A advisors in maximizing the value of a business sale. 

The conversation also explores the inception of the Business Transition Forum, a conference dedicated to helping business owners navigate the complexities of transitioning their businesses. Mark sheds light on the challenges of maintaining confidentiality while providing a platform for entrepreneurs to learn and network effectively. 

As they reflect on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on M&A events, Mark discusses the strategic shift towards integrating growth strategies into conferences, attracting a wider audience of business owners. 

Throughout the episode, listeners gain actionable insights and real-world examples, making it a must-listen for M&A professionals looking to enhance their networking skills and stay ahead in the ever-evolving landscape of mergers and acquisitions. 

Tune in to gain insider insights and practical strategies for navigating M&A events and maximizing opportunities in the marketplace.

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