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April 22-23, 2024

Hosted at Northwood University in Midland, MI

Stephens Inc. Dealer Financing and Northwood University invite automotive dealers and aftermarket representatives to this exclusive event focused on networking and exploring mergers and acquisitions, financing, and other automotive investment banking options. Please dress in business casual attire.

Why Attend?

The Stephens Inc. Dealership Advisory Team has orchestrated some of the most significant transactions in dealership history. Its skilled team of experienced bankers excels in various transaction types. It caters to the diverse needs of automotive dealerships and those involved in trucks, ag equipment, recreational vehicles, and aftermarket-related franchises.

Intricate wheel in an sleek blue car

What to Expect

A platform for automobile dealers, aftermarket representatives, and investment banking professionals to exchange knowledge, share experiences, and explore mergers and acquisitions, and financing across various automotive sectors.

  • Networking opportunities to connect with potential sellers, buyers, partners, investors, and industry experts.
  • Knowledgeable speakers and panelists, including Mary Kissel, Executive Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor at Stephens Inc., David Jett, Senior Vice President, Stephens Inc., and experts from EnerTech Capital, Redwood Holdings, and Holland and Knight LLP.


The H Hotel — Located in downtown Midland, less than 2 miles from campus.

Fairfield Inn & Suites — Located in Midland off US10, 6 minutes from campus

*A block of rooms has been reserved for forum attendees.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) — Two hours south of Midland, Michigan

Flint Bishop Airport (FNT) — One hour south of Midland, Michigan

MBS International Airport — Less than 20 minutes from Midland, Michigan