Josh Smith Head of Franchising - Riverside Company

Josh Smith is currently the head of franchising at the Riverside Company which is a private equity firm with over $8bn in assets under management. Josh Smith has been with Riverside for 4 years working on acquisitions and with portfolio companies to drive growth. Josh currently serves as a board member of Best Life Brands and is working with management to grow it into the largest multi-brand franchise platform of services to improve the lives of aging adults. Prior to Riverside, Josh worked at Barclays Capital in their investment banking group.

Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Thursday, May 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Private Equity Investing and Franchising

Room: 1B05

Moderated by: Gary Occhiogrosso, Managing Partner, Franchise Growth Solutions

Panelists: Grant Marcks, Principal, Head of Business Development, Atlantic Street Capital; Josh Smith, Head of Franchising, Riverside Company; Michael Iannuzzi, Citrin Cooperman; Scott Porter, Brightwood Capital Advisors

This session will consist of a panel discussion covering how to position your franchise company for Private Equity investment and what PE firms look for in a Franchisor acquisition or strategic partnership. In addition, there will be plenty of "networking" time for both Franchisors and Private Equity attendees to meet & network. This is a great opportunity for Investors and Franchisors to meet face to face and discuss current and future opportunities. .
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