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A Discussion with Bill Mulligan of Primus Capital: From Venture Capital to Private Equity Investing

March 15 @ 7:30 am - 8:50 am

A Discussion with Bill Mulligan of Primus Capital: From Venture Capital to Private Equity Investing

William “Bill” C. Mulligan joined Primus in 1985. He is one of the founders of Cleveland’s VC and Private Equity investment industry. Bill now focuses on the firm’s business services and healthcare investment activities. His historical investments include American Steel & Wire, Inc. (acquired by Birmingham Steel, Inc.), Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BASI), Golf Galaxy, Inc. (acquired by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., NYSE:DKS), InSiteOne, Inc. (acquired by Dell, Inc.), Installed Building Products, LLC, PartsSource, Inc. (acquired by Great Hill Partners), Petzazz, Inc. (acquired by PETsMART, Inc., NASDAQ:PETM), SPARTA Insurance Holdings, Inc., and Universal Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:UEIC).

Prior to joining Primus, Bill served in various management and operating roles at McKinsey & Company, Deere and Company and First Chicago Corporation. He earned a BA in Economics from Denison University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Bill serves on the Board of Trustees of The Cleveland Clinic, Denison University and the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.

Who should attend? Investors, managers or advisors to businesses.

Please join us at the Cleveland Racquet Club. Check in and complimentary breakfast starts at 730a, Discussion starts at 750a. This event is complimentary. Please register in advance. If you like to learn, meet, eat and have fun, then join us. 

Moderator: David Brown, co-Founder of the Center, is a deal-finder for investors in middle market businesses.

Program Host: Ben Calkins, co-Founder of the Center, provides business law services to middle market business owners and investors.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!:

JP Morgan Private Bank: it is a leading provider of wealth management solutions and advice and is an important segment of JPMorgan Chase, the largest US bank and the 6th largest bank in the world. 

For more information about JP Morgan Private Bank’s services, please contact Greg KeeganVice President, Investment Specialist, Ken Greaney (216/781-2392) Vice President, Banker or John Arrowsmith, Managing Director, Investment Specialist. 

The Calkins Law Firm is a premier boutique law firm that specializes in business law and focuses on business transactions and business disputes. Please contact Ben Calkins (440/796-4592).

Red Hawk Associates primarily helps investors acquire founder or family owned firms. Please contact David Brown (216/464-8714).

Welcome to our New Sponsor!!: 

The Center’s Marketing Sponsor, Mixed Media & Design, Inc. gives businesses a top-notch brand image at affordable rates. This starts with modern website design, and can also incorporate email marketing, social media, multimedia content, and physical marketing materials from postcards to USB drives.

Founder Mike Maimone says, “I enjoy meeting and working with other entrepreneurs who are passionate about what they do.” Clients in a wide variety of industries have found Mike helpful and affordable – financial planners, attorneys, gym owners, artists, landscapers, and more. Visit his websiteto learn about his services and get a quote.

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Meeting Agenda

730a Continental Breakfast and Networking

750a Program

850a Adjourn


 Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

Pre registered guests only, please, due to space limitations.

 Is my registration/ticket transferrable?


 Do I need to print and bring my paper event ticket?


 Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact David Brown at or 216/464-8714.

 How do I contact the professionals at JP Morgan Private Bank? 

For more information about JP Morgan Private Bank’s services, please contact Greg Keegan, Vice President, Investment Specialist, Ken Greaney (216/781-2392) Vice President, Banker or John Arrowsmith, Managing Director, Investment Specialist.


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