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The most recent meeting of Women in Corporate Growth was Wednesday, November 12th.

Our speakers were
Trixy Weiss, President and CEO of Genesis Auctions; Leslie King, CEO of King Nutronics Corporation; and Alison Bauerlein, Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and CFO of Inogen Inc.

Moderating the discussion was Valarie Wright, President of Val Wright Consulting and author of the forthcoming book, "Thoughtfully Ruthless -- The Key to Exponential Growth."

Women in Corporate Growth
is a small, invitation-only group of professional women along the 101 corridor who are focused on companies in the middle- to upper-middle market.
WCG meets quarterly to discuss topics related to corporate finance and transactions, share best practices, build relationships, and recognize local female business executives.

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Association for Corporate Growth — 101 Corridor Chapter
Mergers & Acquisitions - April 1st

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
7:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
Westlake Village Inn
31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village

M&A As a Path to Growth:
The Outlook for 2015 and Beyond

Register  (Online registration closes at 3:30 p.m. on March 31. On-site registration, if available, is $15 additional.)
Acquiring another company, or being acquired, can be an effective strategy to create economies of scale and outpace the competition.

But it is accompanied by difficult challenges:  when to buy or sell, selecting the right acquisition partner, setting the price and terms, and integrating the two firms after the deal is done.

A panel of experts, including C-suite executives who have successfully executed M&A transactions, will discuss the advantages and pitfalls of merging for growth at our April 1st breakfast meeting, at the Westlake Village Inn.

Our panelists include:

Andy Mandell, President of ValleyCrest Group

Jeff Trigilio, President and CEO of Key Health Group, Inc.

Doug Briskie, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, National Technical Systems.

Our moderator is Larry Braun, a Partner with Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton.

Andy Mandell
was named President of Calabasas-based ValleyCrest Group in 2014, after previously serving as CEO of ValleyCrest Landscape Development. ValleyCrest Landscape Companies, the nation's largest integrated landscape services company, with 150 locations nationwide, ValleyCrest merged with The Brickman Group of Rockville, MD, at the end of 2014, forming a $2 billion firm with 22,000 employees that will soon be rebranded as BrightView. Andy earned his BA in economics at the University of Rochester, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Jeff Trigilio founded Key Health in 1996. The Westlake Village-based firm 
funds over 10,000 medical accounts receivable each month from medical providers across the US who offer services to uninsured patients who have personal injury claims. Key Health was acquired by the private equity firm Blackford Capital in 2011. Jeff is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, with a degree in biology and nuclear medicine.

Doug Briskie joined National Technical Systems in 1987, and now leads the Calabasas-based company's initiatives in acquisitions, start-ups, divestments and new services and markets. Prior to joining NTS he worked as an electrical engineer for Griffin Technologies and Integrated Networks, Inc. He has a BS in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an MBA from Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Management.

Larry Braun represents public and private companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities and general business and is the former Co-Chairman of Sheppard Mullin's Corporate Practice Group. He has repeatedly been ranked among the top lawyers in Southern California. Prior to joining the law firm, he was a managing director of the largest private investment banking firm on the West Coast. A graduate of Rutgers University, Larry simultaneously earned a law degree and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Advance registration online is $35 for ACG Members and $65 for non-members. Registration at the door, on a space-available basis, is an additional $15.

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About ACG 101

ACG 101 is one of the fastest-growing chapters of The Association for Corporate Growth, the premier international organization for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. ACG 101 serves corporate executives and professionals in the West Valley-Ventura County-Santa Barbara areas. 

Members of ACG are CEOs, CFOs and COOs of middle market or growing corporations, as well as members of the professional services companies that serve these corporations, such as private equity firms, investment bankers, lenders, attorneys and accountants. ACG has nearly 12,000 members representing 5,000 companies in 53 chapters throughout North America, Europe and in Mexico.

Postal Address
ACG 101 Corridor
3835-R E Thousand Oaks Blvd, #219
Westlake Village, CA  91362

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Mark Your Calendar
Save The Date for these ACG 101 events:

May 6 – The Aerospace and Private Aviation Industry
Van Nuys Airport
June 3 – Source of Capital for Growing Companies.
Westlake Village Inn
June 9 – The Art of the Deal
The Foundry, Santa Barbara

Aug. 6 – Wine Social (evening)
Westlake Village Inn
Sept. 2 – The Apparel Industry
Westlake Village Inn

Oct. – Women in Corporate Growth Annual Luncheon
Location and date to be announced

Nov. 4 – The Restaurant Industry
Westlake Village Inn

Nov. 12 – Stars of the 101 Banquet: M&A Awards

Westlake Village Inn
Dec. – ACG 101 Holiday Party
Location and date to be announced

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