If you'd like to join ACG, please complete the universal New Member Application. To learn more about the benefits of membership in ACG Philadelphia, please click here to view our membership flyer.
Membership is tightly controlled with priority given to private equity firms, corporate acquirers, and investment bankers. Service professionals must be M&A dealmakers and are required to join with a new corporate or private equity member so that our chapter remains in a healthy balance.
Why do we have this rule? Our goal is to keep the chapter in a healthy balance and ensure that advisors are in fact genuine members of the M&A deal community rather than someone who is simply looking to sell to our members and thereby decrease the value of membership and networking through ACG.
How to Join: Service professionals include any individual who is not a PE investor, corporate acquirer/c-level exec, or investment banker. If you are a service provider
1) you need to identify a new private equity or corporate member that you are joining with,
2) complete BOTH your online applications and then email both names to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
3) we will approve both membership applications at the same time.
A member who works for a company (public or private) and whose job description includes growing the company organically, through acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, alliances, strategic planning, product development, licensing, franchising, etc. The member may be a staff corporate development officer, a CFO, a CEO, or president depending on the size and resources of the company.
A member who works for an equity group and whose job description includes purchasing ownership interests in companies (public or private) for the purpose of growing the companies through internal growth, add-on acquisitions, consolidations, joint ventures, alliances, licensing, franchising, etc. with the ultimate goal to exit from the investment through a partial or complete sale of the company to a third party, a recapitalization, or an IPO. The member is usually a partner, principal officer, associate, or analyst with the equity group and has an opportunity to participate in the equity ownership of the acquired companies. The equity group may be managing an equity fund, investing their own funds, or investing on behalf of individuals and/or institutions on a case by case basis.