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EU Debt Crisis Seminar: M&A and Expansion in Europe (San Diego)

Sheppard Mullin, 12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92130

Turning the EU Debt Crisis into Business Opportunity

Is now the time for your company to invest in Europe?

In this seminar an interactive panel of experts and executives from some of San Diego's leading companies will discuss how the current turmoil in Europe offers U.S. companies a unique market window for M&A and business expansion, including financing strategies

EU Debt Crisis Seminar: M&A and Expansion in Europe 

Among the Key Takeaways:

  • Expert Insights into the current economic situation in Europe
  • Growth opportunities for U.S. businesses
  • Acquisition strategies and investment opportunities
  • Financing European M&A deals and investments
  • Practical strategies for successful expansion

and more…

Tuesday, November 8
Registration/Continental Breakfast: 7:30am – 8:00am
Program/Q&A: 8:00am – 9:30am

Sheppard Mullin
12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130  


Jeanette Garretty
Senior Vice-President, Wells Fargo Bank
Jeanette speaks nationally on economic conditions and financial strategies. Formerly named one of the 75 Most Influential Bay Area Business Women by the San Francisco Business Times. In 2011, for the fourth year in a row, she was named to Barron's list of Top 100 Investment Advisors in California and one of the Top 10 Women Investment Advisors in the United States.

Neil Ray
Attorney with Sheppard Mullin
Neil is a dual qualified UK/US attorney in Sheppard Mullin's International Trade Regulation Practice Group with substantial experience advising U.S. companies on a broad range of international business matters with an emphasis on European business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing, distribution systems, and import/export compliance.


Greg Koch
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stone Brewing
Since Greg started the company with his partner Steve Wagner in 1996, Stone Brewery has become one of the fastest growing and highest rated breweries in the world. Stone is the 14th largest craft brewery in the U.S., a position it achieved without ever advertising, discounting, giving away freebies or compromising. Greg passionately believes that environmental and social sustainability goes hand-in-hand with brewing mind-blowing beer, and he frequently is called on to speak on topics ranging from craft beer to business to food to marketing, bringing a bold, entertaining, and often humorous approach along with his philosophy.

David Renas
Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of Sangart
David has over twenty years of experience in financial and legal matters. Prior to joining Sangart, he was engaged as an attorney in private practice with Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper) and Foley & Lardner and as a Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte & Touche). He also served as an accounting instructor at San Diego State University and has authored several law articles..

David Pendarvis
Chief Administrative Officer and Global General Counsel of ResMed
ResMed is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of medical products for the diagnosis, treatment and management of respiratory disorders, with a focus on sleep-disordered breathing. David has been with ResMed since 2002. He is a member of ResMed’s executive management team, and directly responsible for legal affairs, investor relations, and ResMed’s learning center.


Paul Najar
Co-Founder of Mayfair European Advisors
Paul and his partner Jeff Cramer have more than 25 years experience in helping U.S. companies improve profitability and shareholder value through operational improvement, M&A integrations and expansion strategies in Europe and the U.S. Prior to founding Mayfair, he was General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of a global technology company.


Wells Fargo
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Mayfair European Advisors

Please contact Ann Cheney at or (415) 774-2975.

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