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Coastal to host "The Sale of a Company" conference

November 5, 2001

Coastal Carolina University and The Capital Corporation are co-sponsoring "The Sale of a Company " Exit Strategies and Wealth Management Issues' conference on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. in Coastal's H. Dale Williams Center for Extended Learning. The fee for the conference is $125 which includes program materials and a catered reception.

The conference is designed to help individuals and businesses in making the best decisions as to the optimum time to sell a company, methods to increase the valuation of a company and identification of transference of wealth issues.

Presentations and a panel discussion will be led by C. Dan Adams, president of The Capital Corporation; Thomas Secrest, associate professor of business and director of the Center for Economic and Community Development at Coastal; Mark Knight, a partner with Nexsen Pruet Jacobs & Pollard, LLC; and Jarratt Bennett, managing director of Reliance Capital Advisors, Inc.

The conference will focus on value maximizing operating decisions, steps in the sale process, concerns relating to the distribution of sale proceeds as well as tax and estate planning guidelines. Other topics will include:"Why timing is critical to maximizing the sales price?" and "Maximizing the highest value for your business."

The Capital Corporation is an investment banking firm serving the middle market providing merger, acquisition, valuation and financing services to companies in the Southeast. The Capital Corporation maintains eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

To register for the conference, contact Coastal's School of Continuing Studies at (843) 349-2665 or visit on the Internet.