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November 13
YP Fall Social
Kieran's Irish Pub
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

November 18
Monthly Luncheon

Pentair's VP of M&A, Nii Quaye
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

December 4
New Member Luncheon
Gray Plant Mooty Offices
Members Only

December 4
Corporate Breakfast Roundtable
Golden Valley Golf and Country Club
Invite Only

December 10
Holiday Social & Election of 2015 ACG Board
Gray Plant Mooty Offices
Members Only

December 16
Monthly Luncheon
Polaris Industries' VP of Corp Development, Todd Balan
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Local Deals in the News
Largest MN Ad Agency, Olson, being sold to a Technology Firm for $295 Million.  The cash deal will conclude this year.  The international reach of buyer, ICF International is one of the greatest advantages for Olson. ---Read More Here 

MN-based Software Company, Digital River, to be sold to an Investment Group led by Siris Capital Partners.  The offer price is a 50% premium of the current stock price.  ---Read More Here

Angie's Artisan Treats Sells Shares to P&E Firm. 
The local kettle corn producer has partnered with P&E firm, TPG Growth.  The previous partner, Sherbrook Capital, no longer has a stake in Angie's. ---Read More Here.

ACG JobSource
"The ACG Cup was the crowning achievement of my MBA career.  As a student dedicated to a career in financial services, the event was an unparalleled opportunity for me to display my skills and dedication to judges from the premier banking institutions in town."
Drew Kniffin
University of St. Thomas MBA Graduate
2014 ACG Cup Competition



2014 Winners 

1st Place:
Carlson School of Management
Erik Ritland
Matthew Miller
Robert Tinkham
Joseph Stormont
Matt Born
2nd Place:
Carlson School of Management
David Lindsay
Andrew Foster
Jake Titus
Jacquelynn Williams
Anders Gregerson
3rd Place:
University of St. Thomas
Jeff Hawkes
Chau Le
Tony Lang
Wes Watson
4th Place:
University of St. Thomas
Andrew Heading
Brian Strauss
Matthew Berg

Congratulations to all participants for a job well done!

Thank you to Carlson School of Management for hosting the 2014 competition!

November Luncheon

ACG MN Luncheon with Nii Quaye, Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions at Pentair

Please join ACG at our November 18th luncheon where we will feature Nii Quaye, Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions at Pentair. 

In 2012, Pentair merged with Tyco's Flow Control Unit, which was a very tight strategic fit. The merger created a strong leader in a fragmented industry. Mr. Quaye will share the fine points of this deal as well as Pentair's transformation over time and how they think about M&A


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 
 11:30 AM  - 1:30 PM 
Central Time


The Marquette Hotel 
710 Marquette Avenue South 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

Dress Code


Event Registration Fees
Member  $35.00
Non Member $75.00

Please CLICK HERE to register
YP Fall Social
Please join us at Kieran's Irish Pub for networking, drinks and appetizers hosted by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Minnesota. 

Our Young Professionals group within ACG MN is aimed at professionals age 40 and younger involved in corporate growth, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. 

You will have an opportunity to hear more about ACG Minnesota and how we may help you network with other young deal professionals in the Twin Cities. 

Please forward this information along to others who might be interested and are working related fields. 

We look forward to creating lasting relationships. 


November 13, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Kieran's Irish Pub
85 North 6th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Business Casual

Registration Fee
Members $25.00
Non Members $50.00

Click HERE to Register
Annual Dues are $395. Click on "Join ACG" at the top of the page to process your application online and become a member today!
ACG MN meets every third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 AM for a luncheon on the 50th floor of the Marquette Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. We welcome members, their guests and non members to each event. Please come to check us out - our topics change every month! 

We are proud to offer a variety of events!
  • Monthly luncheon meetings
  • Quarterly Corporate Only Roundtable Breakfast event
  • ACG Cup for participating regional MBA Schools
  • Upper Midwest Capital Connection
  • Member Only Golf Outing 
  • Fall Social Networking Event
  • Member Only Holiday party

For more information on ACG MN please Contact:

Nicki Vincent - Executive Director
612-590-1041 or 

2920 183rd Avenue NE 
East Bethel, MN 55092 
Fax: 763-413-7328
Thank You to our 2014 Platinum Sponsors
Thank You to our 2014 Platinum Sponsors
2014 Board Members

2014 ACG MN Board

Brian Klein -
Ryan Miske - President Elect, VP Capital Connection & VP YP Group 
  Jamie Nickel
- Tresurer
Chris Bellini - Secretary
Kayla Picciano - VP Sponsorships
Paul Meyering - VP Programming
Jerry Grabowski - VP Corporate Programming
Ben Cooper - VP Membership
David Shapiro - VP Membership
Robin Oertel - VP Membership
Mike Hirschberg - VP ACG CUP
Terri Shepherd - Vice President
Jon Schwingler - Vice President
Amanda Holmer - Vice President
Lesley Zaun - Vice President

Julie Tanaka - Director, President Emeritus
Mike Wolf - Director, Past President

Michael Sullivan - Director, Past President 

Nicki Vincent - Executive Director
Mary Christensen - Admin

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