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FALL CONFERENCE SESSION 6: Practical Examination of Recapitalizations as Underloved and Underappreciated Consideration in Family Enterprise Planning

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Zoom (Details provided the day prior to the program)


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This session will discuss the introduction to framework of five types of transactions and take a  deeper dive on how recaps (minority or majority recapitalization) can be a great alternative to 100% sale.  Our speakers will also discuss the steps in process that are the same for any of the types and the pros and cons of recapitalizations.  A few examples with calculations, steps and key ‘decision points’ and  stories (with ‘dummy’ numbers to maintain confidentiality) will also be shared. 


Paul Carleton, Managing Partner, Carleton McKenna & Co, LLC

Paul has more than 40 years of experience in corporate and investment banking focusing on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising activities for both private and public corporations. Prior to establishing Carleton McKenna, Paul was founder and Senior Managing Director of Carleton, McCreary, Holmes & Company, which was acquired by KeyCorp. Paul was previously Senior Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance at the regional investment banking firm of McDonald & Company.

Paul has extensive corporate governance experience serving on corporate boards and not-for-profit boards. He has served on over 15 private company boards and currently sits on the Boards of E & H Family Group, Inc. and Breuer Premium Pet Food, Inc. His not-for profit experience includes Bluecoats, Inc., Baldwin Wallace University, (former Chair) and Playhouse Square Foundation. He previously served on the boards of the Center for Health Affairs; Leadership Cleveland; FBI Citizens’ Academy Foundation; University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Vice Chair) and University Hospitals Medical Group.

Paul earned his bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace University and his master’s in business administration from Northwestern University. He also received an honorary doctorate degree from Baldwin Wallace University.

Christopher McKenna, Managing Director, Carleton McKenna & Co, LLC

Before joining Carleton McKenna, Chris partnered with a private equity firm to buy a Cleveland manufacturing business where he was President and CEO. Previously, Chris was the Director of Financial Analysis with the MacLean-Fogg Company in Chicago where he executed on financial transactions and acquisitions and also managed a business unit.

Chris was an Associate with the investment banking firm of Rodman & Renshaw in New York, where he was involved with private and public transactions to raise equity, subordinated and senior debt. He began his career in commercial banking in New York with Manufacturers Hanover Trust and Security Pacific Business Credit.

Chris has served on the boards of a number of private corporations and not-for-profits, including: The First Tee of Cleveland, the Leadership Council of University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center and The Center for Health Affairs.

Chris received his B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and his M.B.A. with High Distinction from the University of Michigan Business School. Chris enjoys golf, is an avid skier and has passed his skiing passion on to his four children.

Nora Mahoney, Vice President and Counsel, Carleton McKenna & Co, LLC

Nora T. Mahoney serves as Vice President & Counsel with Carleton McKenna & Company. She has experience with securities regulation, corporate governance, and broker dealer registrations. Nora is primarily responsible for the execution of capital raisings and private placement assignments across a variety of industries, as well as M&A advisory for business owners.

Prior to joining Carleton McKenna, Nora practiced in commercial litigation. While in law school, she worked for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine where she was actively involved in many aspects of pretrial practice.

Nora received her B.A. from Baldwin Wallace University, and Juris Doctor and Masters from Vermont Law School. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Baldwin Wallace University, is actively involved in various nonprofits and associations, and was named by Crain’s Cleveland Business Magazine as one of “20 in their 20s” 2016 Cohort, and by Cleveland Magazine as “One to Watch” in their 2018 talent issue. Nora’s hobbies include yoga and adding to her ever-growing vinyl collection.


AFHE Members:  $60 per webinar session

Non-Members:  $80 per webinar session


The course is pending approval for CLE credits in Georgia, Illinois and Ohio.

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