eCommerce M&A | Outlook For 2023
26th January 2023  |  11:00 NYC | 16:00 LONDON

eCommerce M&A | Outlook For 2023

Hear from our expert panel including ex-directors from Macy’s and The Hut Group as they discuss the outlook for 2023 which is forecast to include a recession, consolidation among buyers –  and what will be the impact on eCommerce.


  • Seth Broman, CRO, Swiftline and Yardline
  • Andrew Duckworth, CEO & Co-founder, Naturecan (Co-founder, eComplete)
  • Adam Epstein, Senior VP of M&A, Boosted Commerce
  • Paul Gedman, Co-founder, eComplete
  • Dustin Jones, CEO, Unified Commerce Group

Hosted by Emmett Kilduff, Co-founder and CEO, The Fortia Group

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Emmett Kilduff

Co-founder & CEO at The Fortia Group

Emmett has had a strong interest in eCommerce since he completed a Masters in eCommerce in 1999. With over a decade in leading investment banks Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse, Emmett has billions of dollars of corporate finance expertise across equity, credit, and M&A. Emmett overseas all the deals that The Fortia Group advises on.

Andrew Duckworth

Co-founder & CEO, Naturecan (Co-founder, eComplete Group)

Andrew's experience includes: Co-founder of CBD brand, Naturecan; CEO of Myprotein between 2012 - 2018; Former Board Director at The Hut Group; Previously held commercial roles at Matalan and Pets at Home.

Paul German

Co-founder, eComplete Group

Paul's experience includes: 9+ years at The Hut Group (THG); THG CEO of multiple divisions including Consumer, Beauty, Luxury & Health; Executive board member at THG for 7 years; Led 10 acquisitions whilst at THG.

Adam Epstein

Senior VP of M&A, Boosted Commerce

Adam Epstein joined Boosted Commerce in 2020. As SVP of Mergers and Acquisitions, he oversees the acquisition life-cycle from origination of new investment opportunities through deal completion in addition to supporting capital markets initiatives. Prior to joining Boosted, Adam held a variety of finance and investing positions across Lion Capital, Oaktree Capital Management, and Berenson & Company, primarily focused on the consumer sector. He is responsible for over $500 million of direct debt and equity investments in addition to prior portfolio company management for businesses worth over $2.25 billion in aggregate. Currently, Adam also serves on the Leadership Advisory Board for non-profit Vista Del Mar. Adam received a BS in Applied Mathematics – Economics from Brown University in addition to an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Dustin Jones

CEO, Unified Commerce Group

Dustin Jones is an international C-suite retail executive and authority in Digitization and Omnichannel. He is currently the founder and CEO of Unified Commerce Group (UCG), a growth accelerator for purpose-driven, omnichannel retail brands. He also leads UCG’s first brand acquisition, Frank And Oak. Prior to founding UCG, Dustin spent 15 years as a senior executive at Macy’s Inc, where he servied in multiple roles including General Merchandise Manager of Ready to Wear and Senior Vice President of Lease, New Business Development, and Global Forecasting. In 2015, Dustin became the Managing Director & Executive Vice President of Macy’s China, based in Hong Kong; and where he launched over 400+ brands in the China market through a strategic partnership created with Alibaba Group. Dustin now resides in New York City.

Seth Broman

CRO, Swiftline and Yardline

With over 15 years of experience in the SMB lending space, Seth’s background traverses underwriting, technology, sales and marketing. Seth has managed and overseen the deployment of over $5bn in financing to small business globally. As Chief Revenue Officer of Yardline, Seth has helped to grow Yardline as the premier ecommerce lending platform for ecommerce businesses, helping them access from $5k up to $20mm to grow their businesses.

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