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SealedBid Marketing is excited to announce that our Founding/Managing Officer, Jerry Clark, was one of five panelists in an Exit Strategies discussion on October 30th, 2019!  This panel discussion was hosted by Club E and Upsize Magazine and covered topics including prepping for a sale, finding buyers, structuring and financing the deal and avoiding the mistakes that sellers often make.  Due diligence and valuations were also discussed.

SealedBid was a Corporate Sponsor for the CMMA Golf Social!  This event took place on June 11th, 2019 at Wapicada Golf Club in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota from 11:00 AM until 6:30 PM.   

Stinson LLP hosted a private equity seminar on June 5th, 2019 at the Hewing Hotel in downtown Minneapolis.  Blake Johnson attended this seminar which discussed trends in the rapidly changing field of Representations and Warranties Insurance.  Blake was able to network with private equity firm principals and other M&A professionals.   

The State of Manufacturing 2019 - Statewide Survey Release Event will be held on May 14th, 2019 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.  The event will feature a briefing of the 2019 results, a manufacturing panel discussion and networking opportunities.

SealedBid attended the PCM Companies 2019 Masters Party on April 11th, 2019.  This networking event took place in Mendota Heights, Minnesota and included many private equity professionals.

SealedBid participated in the State of Brokerage in Minnetonka, Minnesota on March 13, 2019.  The State of Brokerage is organized by MNCAR and included panelist speakers from a variety of companies in the Twin Cities.

Blake Johnson attended the Young Professionals Networking Event on February 28th, 2019.  This event took place from 4:00PM – 7:00PM in downtown Minneapolis and was hosted by Merchant & Gould P.C.

Stinson Leonard Street LLP hosted a Ducks Unlimited fundraiser on January 29th, 2019 from 5:30PM – 9:00PM in downtown Minneapolis.  Blake Johnson networked with other conservationists at this fundraiser which focused on helping conserve, restore and manage wetlands in North America. 

Jerry Clark attended the 2018 Business Succession Summit.  This Summit was held at the Edina Country Club on October 16th.  There were many Succession Planning presenters from the Twin Cities area that discussed how businesses can have successful transitions.

The Minnesota Real Estate Journal hosted a Downtown Development Summit on October 5th, 2018 at the Golden Valley Country Club.  Blake Johnson attended this event and learned about projects shaping the look of Minneapolis from a variety of real estate experts. 

Isabel Meza participated in the Digital Summit in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 23rd and August 24th.  This conference was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  There were many marketing speakers who discussed digital marketing best practices, latest trends and strategies.

On August 8th, Blake Johnson attended a Happy Hour hosted by Venture Bank.  This event took place at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minnesota where Blake was able to network with fellow M&A professionals!

SealedBid participated in the CMMA Golf Social at the Driftwood Golf Course in Clearwater, Minnesota.  This was an all-day event on Tuesday, June 19th and was the 6th Annual CMMA golf fundraiser. 

Blake Johnson attended “The State of Manufacturing 2018” on May 17th.  This event was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in downtown Minneapolis.  Blake spent time networking with manufacturers, as well as elected officials, economic development professionals, educators and granting agencies that are connected to the manufacturing industry.

On April 11th, SealedBid attended the State of Brokerage Program.  This event was hosted by MNCAR and took place at the Minneapolis Marriot Southwest in Minnetonka.  A 2018 outlook on office, industrial and retail real estate was discussed. 

SealedBid joined Fredrikson and Byron’s State of the Middle Market Roundtable 2018 which took place on March 14th.  Other influential individuals in the middle-market deal community also attended to discuss the $10-$250 million market space.

SealedBid participated in CliftonLarsonAllen's webinar “Tax Reform and M&A Transactions” on February 9th, 2018.  This webinar focused on the recent tax reform and the effects of these changes for businesses and private equity firms.

On January 8th, Jerry Clark attended Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Statewide Policy Tour.  This tour took place in Fairmont, Minnesota at Kahler Automation.  During this tour, they discussed what Minnesota companies are forecasting for growth and what that means for Minnesota Chamber's 2018 legislative agenda to grow the Minnesota economy. 

Isabel Bushway went to a Happy Hour hosted by Salesforce at Sisyphus Brewing in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  This event was held on December 14th and focused on Salesforce’s Marketing Automation Solutions.

Jerry Clark attended the Business Succession Summit 2017 in Edina, Minnesota at the Edina Country Club.  This event was organized by Boulay and included multiple panels and speakers that discussed succession planning for businesses.

BankVista hosted a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on October 17th for their new Chaska, Minnesota location.  Jerry Clark took a tour of the new bank and enjoyed networking with many business bankers.

On September 28th, Blake Johnson attended the AM&AA chapter event "IT Consideration in an M&A Transaction."  This event focused on what company owners and advisors need to know before, during and after a transaction to ensure a smooth transition in the context of due diligence and migrations for a business.

Jerry Clark participated in the Minnesota Golf Association’s two-day event on August 7th and August 8th.  This event was held at the Golden Eagle Golf Club (Fifty Lakes, MN) and Deacon’s Lodge (Breezy Point, MN).

Blake Johnson attended "Results of the State of Readiness and Business Owner Panel: What I Wish I'd Known" as part of an AM&AA chapter event.  Presenters included the Alliance of M&A Advisors, the Exit Planning Institute and the Association for Corporate Growth.  This event took place on June 8th, 2017 at the Golden Valley Country Club. 

SealedBid was invited to join Wells Fargo Capital Finance for lunch and golf at the Legends Golf Club in Prior Lake, Minnesota.  The event was held on the afternoon of May 30th, 2017. 

On May 23rd, SealedBid's Team took part in CliftonLarsonAllen's webinar "How to Prepare Now for a Successful Business Sale Later."  This webinar discussed the spectrum of dynamics affecting timing, terms and value of the deal.

On March 30th, SealedBid attended the Business Law Update 2017 hosted by Stinson Leonard Street.  The event was held at Surly Brewing Co. in Minneapolis, MN.  Some topics that were discussed include the following: M&A market trends, corporate law and governance, M&A legal trends and securities law. 

Jerry Clark participated in TMA's event "Current Insight on Credit Approval" that took place at the Minneapolis Club.  Four credit officer panelists discussed pricing, terms, the current regulatory environment and the impact the current administration is having on the credit approval process. 

BNC National Bank organized a Business Growth Series titled "EOS: What's the Buzz About?" in Minneapolis, MN on March 16th that SealedBid attended.  Chris Naylor, a certified EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) implementer and business coach, was the presenter for this workshop. 

Spectrum Commercial Services Golf Event – February 23, 2017.  Jerry Clark joined the Spectrum team at their annual networking event for a great afternoon of indoor golf during the Minnesota winter! 

Jerry Clark and Blake Johnson took part in the "2016 Business Transition and Wealth Acceleration Symposium" hosted by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal on December 15th.  This event (at the Golden Valley Country Club) discussed a variety of topics regarding business transitions.




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