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ACG University 2016 Co-Chairs:
Eureka Growth Capital
Independence Blue Cross
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Invest in the future of your best junior deal professionals
Designed as an exclusive and in-depth deal educational and networking program,
nrolls 40 up and coming M&A deal makers who possess an average of 2 – 4 years of deal experience in this serial education program which is designed to:
Teach a broad range of essential deal making skills and strategies through lecture and hands-on case work to create savvy, knowledgeable and skilled dealmakers.
Create cohorts which will facilitate long-term relationship/network building among future M&A leaders within the deal community. Each class will be composed of a balanced number of private equity and corporate buyers, investment bankers, attorneys, accountants and lenders.
Offer access to all the resources of ACG and the broader deal community in
through membership (included). Graduates will also be invited to become part of the ACG Young DealMakers Group.
About the Course Work
will immerse participants into the life cycle of a deal using a case study method for teaching the key elements of sourcing, valuing, financing, negotiating, structuring and closing a deal. Each class will include pre-reading, expert level instruction, practictioner panel discussions, team-based case work/presentation of findings and feedback. Classes will take place every second or third Friday morning from 7:3
0 am – 12:00 pm
beginning in January with 10 minutes of break time per hour.
Class 1: Strategic /
Analysis – Sourcing Deals & Building Your Acquisition Strategy
Class 2: Valuation – Methodologies and Approaches
Class 3: Due Diligence – Financial, Operational, Technical, Management
Class 4: Acquisition/Debt Financing – Financing your deal to match your exit
Class 5: Minority Investments/Growth Equity Financings
Class 6: Negotiating the Purchase Agreement & Closing the Transaction
Class 7: The 100 Day Plan & Why Deals Fail followed by a Closing Reception!
Applications for ACGU 2016 will be accepted until October 30, with space
limited to approximately 40 students. Candidates must be sponsored by an ACG Member and selection is based on prior experience, commitment, as well as overall composition of the applicant pool. Further requirement and prerequisite information can be found at the bottom of the of this page and is particularly useful for those seeking the offered CPE or CLE credits of this course. ACG University runs once per year from January through April.
ACG University is composed of seven classes, meeting roughly every two - three weeks on Friday morning from 7.30 am – 12.00 noon at the offices of Drinker Biddle in center city Philadelphia. Ten minutes of break time per hour will be given. Pricing is $795 per person and includes 12 month membership in ACG (payment will be due upon acceptance, there is no fee to apply).
2016 dates are:
Friday January 22, 2016 Program 7.30 AM - 12.00 Noon
Friday, February 5, 2016 Program 7.30 AM - 12.00 Noon
Friday, February 19, 2016 Program 7.30 AM - 12.00 Noon
Friday, March 4, 2016 Program 7.30 AM - 12.00 Noon
Friday, March 18, 2016 Program 7.30 AM - 12.00 Noon
Friday, April 1, 2016 Program 7.30 AM - 12.00 Noon
Thurs., April 14, 2016 Program 12.30 - 5.00 PM, Closing Reception 5.00 - 7.00 PM
Past graduates rate this program very highly for both its practical educational content and its valuable network building.
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