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XPX Philadelphia - Dealing With Family Dynamics In The Sale Process

  • May 17, 2017
  • 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Offices of ECKERT SEAMANS CHERIN & MELLOTT, LLC, Two Liberty Place, 50 South 16th Street • 22nd Floor • Philadelphia, PA 19102


Please join us on May 17, as we continue to explore the exit alternatives of Hi-Tech Industries.

The unique nature of a family business presents unique challenges associated with a sale. This includes the relationships between, siblings, children, cousins, and spouses. This month’s guest panelist brings the perspective of being a third-generation family member of a company owned, operated and successfully exited by his father and uncle. At the time of the sale, Clement Pappas & Co. was one of the largest private label juice producers in the U.S. Dimitri can share some perspectives of growing up inside of a family business, family planning, going to work for the family business, and ultimately selling the family company. Dimitri will overlay his experiences with those of our case study.

Click here for the Case Study.


Dimitri Pappas, Owner, Orchard Solutions, LLC

Dimitri Pappas is the owner of Orchard Solutions, LLC, a strategic consulting firm focused on helping small and mid-sized food companies. Representative engagements have included a tofu company based in Philadelphia, a value-added produce company in South Jersey, the world’s largest cranberry grower and a major Washington State apple grower. Before founding Orchard Solutions in 2015, Dimitri worked for Clement Pappas & Company, a private label juice manufacturer started by his grandfather, for 11 years, both before and after the sale of the company to Lassonde Industries in 2011. A lawyer by training, Dimitri began his career at Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia.

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