Red Flags in Due Diligence
22nd September, 2022  |  12:00 EST / 16:00 GMT / 17:00 BST

Red Flags in Due Diligence

Expert Panel Discussion of the Due Diligence Process for eCommerce Exits.

Over the course of 90 minutes, hear from our expert M&A panel as they discuss:

  • Lesser known aspects of eCommerce due diligence that can stall negotiations and cause a deal to break down
  • How to prepare your business for the due diligence process
  • When to retain an advisor and, legal and financial counsel
  • Due diligence checklists
  • Reverse diligence – What to look for in potential buyers
  • Successful case studies

Due diligence can be daunting – having potential buyers scour every detail of your business looking for weaknesses and opportunities. In the current market, where acquirers have little to no appetite for risk, there is increased scrutiny in the due diligence process. How can the entrepreneur prepare?  

If you are an eCommerce entrepreneur considering an exit in 2023, this webinar will help you understand what to expect in the diligence process, and how to prepare your eCommerce business for a successful exit. 


Red Flags in Due Diligence  (September 22nd, 2022)

  • Carlos Barrozzi, SVP of Corporate Development & M&A, GOJA
  • Simon Deeny, Founder, eComplete Group and Conjura
  • Nate Ginsburg, CEO, Centurica
  • Adar Granot, Head of Core Business Operations, Factored Quality
  • Thomas Jessop, Head of Europe, Moonshot Brands
  • Emmett Kilduff, Co-founder & CEO, The Fortia Group
  • Nathan Lapsley, Corporate Lawyer, 458.Law
  • Matt Phipps, Senior Leader, Titan Network
  • Mark Rosenberg, Partner, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

Hosted by The Fortia Group.

We are proud to bring you this event with our sponsors Titan Network, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, and Factored Quality. 

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Emmett Kilduff

Co-founder and 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.

Thomas Jessop

Head of Europe at Moonshot Brands

Trained initially as a private equity and M&A lawyer, working in the City of London. Subsequently moved into Investment Banking and was selected to run the private investment office of a well-known aviation entrepreneur. Oversaw his assets in aviation, logistics, energy and real estate, and led venture capital investments for him. Subsequently ran my own family business in manufacturing, built this up over a number of years and exited it to a listed strategic in Hong Kong. Subsequently became a seed investor in Moonshot Brands and joined the company to head Europe and lead on global M&A.

Simon Deeny

Founder at eComplete Group and Conjura

Founder at eComplete an aggregator (with a difference) of e-commerce brands. eComplete brings unique data analytics and benchmarking, a 165 person e-commerce bench and capital to e-commerce brands looking to expand urgently & internationally. In the lead up to the founding of eComplete, Simon founded Conjura an e-commerce data analytics SaaS offering for brands and providers to brands. Conjura is an analytics engine behind over 100 DTC brands offering benchmarking and analytics on a daily basis. Conjura provides analytics to e-commerce operators, e-commerce aggregators, e-commerce ERPs and e-commerce debt capital providers.

Nate Ginsburg

CEO at Centurica

Nate has been an online-business entrepreneur and yogi for over 10 years. He is currently the CEO of Centurica, the premier due-diligence service provider for online acquisitions. He’s also the founder of ecom agency SellerPlex providing supply chain and amazon account management services. Nate has traveled extensively and is passionate about health, wellness, and audiobooks. Connect with him on social media for M&A and mindfulness content as well as handstand pics.

Nathan Lapsley

Corporate Lawyer at 458.Law

At 458. Law, I focus on partnering with start-ups, venture backed companies, aggregators, corporates, investors and sellers looking to buy, build, plan and exit, with a particular focus on e-commerce and Amazon FBA.

Mark Rosenberg

Partner at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

Mark Rosenberg is a partner at the New York-based full-service law firm Tarter Krinsky & Drogin. He is a member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice and founder of the Amazon Marketplace and Online Intellectual Property Disputes Practice. On behalf of FBA sellers and aggregators, Mark focuses his practice on enforcing their intellectual property rights, protecting their business reputations, resolving intellectual property and other disputes, and acquiring assets. Mark’s colleagues assist the Firm’s clients from around the world with mergers and acquisitions and employment, tax, and immigration matters.

Matt Phipps

Senior Leader at Titan Network

A former British Royal Air Force officer of 21 years who crossed into the world of e-commerce, with an Amazon focus, in 2018. Matt launched a children’s brand in 2018 alongside his wife, scaled it to 7 figures inside the first year and sold it in 2021 in a multi-7-figure deal. He launched a second children’s brand in 2021 which has since reach 7-figures and continues to grow. Matt is the leader in the Titan Network, a community of advanced Amazon sellers who collaborate and innovate together. Here Matt leads Titan's senior mastermind, coaching 7-figure sellers to help them optimize their businesses to achieve their own life-changing exits.

Adar Granot

Head of Core Business Operations at Factored Quality

Adar is Head of Core Business Operations at Factored Quality. He previously served as Head of Supply Chain Optimization for Heroes, a London based E-Commerce aggregator. At Heroes, he worked on a range of efforts from re-building M&A and integration processes, to implementing supply chain enablement tools and vendors. Prior to Heroes, he led software teams building systems in the freight / rail space via AbOvo, and started his career as the Head of Unmanned Vessels for Israel's Navy. Adar recently completed his MBA from Insead and now lives in Berlin with his wife.

Carlos Barrozzi

SVP Corporate Development & M&A at GOJA

Carlos Barrozzi, CFA serves as SVP of Corporate Development at GOJA, LLC. He has over twelve years of corporate finance and investing experience including six years in Mergers & Acquisitions and Distressed and Illiquid Trading at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has invested in and advised companies in a number of industries and geographies including Media & Telecom, Real Estate, Health Care, Industrials and Consumer and Retail. He is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, is based in Miami, Florida and is a CFA charterholder.

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