February 6, 2015

CMM Managing Director Gary Mathias chaired an event and participated on a panel discussion of CMM’s client Blue Bell Mattress Company and its recapitalization with Longroad Asset Management. “Exploring all the Strategic Options: The Blue Bell Manufacturing Story“ was the focus of this breakfast event hosted jointly between the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Exit Planning Exchange (XPX) at the Stamford Marriott to a crowd of more than 175 deal professionals.

Based on their experience with Blue Bell, the panelists shared stories of best practices and lessons learned in navigating one or more exits from businesses they built and/or manage, including valuable feedback to advisors as to what works and what doesn’t to add value in the planning process leading up to a successful exit.

Moderator: Jack Krichavsky, CPA, Strategic Advisor, Carter Morse & Mathias, president of Almada Corp.

  • Gary Mathias, Managing Director, Carter Morse & Mathias
  • Mark Kolovson, President & CEO, Blue Bell Mattress Company
  • Anne Whitman, Managing Director, Longroad Asset Management, LLC
  • Paul Larsen, Senior Vice President, Santander Bank