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Diamond Sponsors

Duane Morris LLP

Platinum Sponsors
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Citi Commercial Bank

Cozen O'Connor

Ernst & Young LLP
Fox Rothschild, LLP
Grant Thornton LLP
Griffin Financial Group
Philadelphia Business Journal
ReedSmith LLP
Stifel Investment Banking
Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP
White and Williams LLP
WithumSmith+Brown, PC

Gold Sponsors
Blank Rome LLP 
Boathouse Capital 
Boenning & Scattergood, Inc.
Bryant Park Capital  
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP 
CMF Associates, LLC 
Curtis Financial Group 
Duff & Phelps 
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott  
EisnerAmper LLP  
Eureka Growth Capital 
Fairmount Partners 
Fox Chase Bank 
GF Data 
Guardian Capital Partners 
Houlihan Lokey
JM Search 
Kaplan & Associates, Inc. 
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg 
Larsen MacColl Partners, LP 
MB Business Capital
McCausland Keen & Buckman 
Mergers & Acquisitions   
Milestone Partners 
Mufson Howe Hunter & Company LLC 
Murray Devine 
NewSpring Capital 
Phoenix Capital Resources 
PNC Business Credit 
RAF Industries, Inc. 
Renovus Capital Partners, LP 
RLS Associates 
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC 
Salus Capital Partners 
Santander Bank 
Saul Ewing LLP 
SSG Capital Advisors, LLC 
TayganPoint Consulting Group


All M&A East Day 1 and Day 2 events take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, unless otherwise noted on the agenda below
. (Enter at 1200 Market Steet between 11th and 12th Streets).

 Tuesday, October 7, 2014

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Golf Outing - The Riverton Country Club
Separate registration required: Click to Here Register

Tournament package includes greens fee, cart, forecaddie, continental breakfast, lunch and prizes.

Round trip van transportation will be available from the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

DealSource registration starts at 8:30 AM

9:00am - 12:40pm
Self-Scheduled Mtgs

Lunch at 12pm

12:40pm - 5:00pm
Software Scheduled Mtgs

DealSource (Day 1) – 201ABC & 204ABC
Private equity firms meet with investment banks and limited partners in brief, pre-scheduled meetings. Open to PE Marketplace exhibitors and pre-registered Investment Banks & LPs.
Sponsored by Citi Commercial Bank, Grant Thornton LLP and Reed Smith LLP

12:30pm - 3:45pm

Corporate Buyers' Workshop – 202 AB
By invitation to corporate development officers and acquisitive corporate executives
Sponsored by Duane Morris LLP and TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank

3:00pm Registration Opens for All General Attendees to M&A East

3:00pm - 7:00pm The DealLounge
90+ numbered tables to hold impromptu meetings
Sponsored by Pine Hill Group

4:00pm - 5:00pm Opening Keynote:
General Stanley McChrystal
Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan 

- Ballroom A

Open to all registered attendees.
Sponsored by Deloitte LLP and SolomonEdwards

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Grand Welcome Reception - Ballroom B & Prefunction
The biggest, best dealmakers networking opportunity starts here at our must attend cocktail party!
Sponsored by Ballard Spahr LLP

6:30pm - 8:30pm Corporate Buyers' Dinner
By invitation to corporate development officers and acquisitive corporate executives. 
Sponsored by Duane Morris LLP and TD Bank, Most Convenient Bank

7:00pm - 9:30pm

DealMakers' Private Equity Dinner
Earlier start time and new venue to be announced
By invitation only to PE exhibitors and DealSource participants

Sponsored by McGladrey and Pepper Hamilton LLP


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

7:30am - 8:30pm

Registration & Coat/Bag Check - Grand Hall

Continental Breakfast / Networking / Gold Sponsor Exhibits 
- Ballroom Prefunction

7:30am - 3:30pm The DealLounge 
90+ numbered tables to hold impromptu meetings
Sponsored by Pine Hill Group

8:00am - 10:20am
Software Scheduled Mtgs 

Optional, Self-Scheduled
Meetings after lunch

DealSource (Day 2) – 201ABC 
Private equity firms meet investment banks in brief,
pre-scheduled meetings. Open to PE Marketplace
exhibitors and pre-registered Investment Banks.
Sponsored by Citi Commercial Bank, Grant Thornton LLP and Reed Smith LLP

8:30am - 9:30am

Breakfast Keynote Address:
Andy Kessler
Ballroom A

Open to all registered attendees.
Sponsored by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and ParenteBeard

9:45am - 12:00pm Breakout Sessions
Open to all registered attendees.
For a listing of all panel speakers click here

9:45am - 10:45am
- 202AB

9:45am - 10:45am
- 203AB

11:00am - 12:00pm
- 203AB

Independent Sponsors: An Interim Step or the Ultimate Goal?
Sponsored by Fox Rothschild LLP 
In this hyper competitive M&A market - explore the pros and cons of being an Independent Sponsor - from deal sourcing to deal processing to deal funding to deal economics.  In addition, our experienced panelists will discuss whether being an Independent Sponsor is the preferred model over the long term.  The panel will be moderated by Andrew Schmucker, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Delancey Street Partners.

Hackers and Cyber Threats: No Longer Just a Hollywood Movie Plot
Sponsored by EY LLP
Hackers and cyber security threats present real world challenges to businesses large and small and those who transact with them.  Moderated by Mercedes Kelley Tunstall, Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Privacy and Data Security Group, our panel of experts will discuss approaches to confronting challenges including due diligence, security, insurance and operational issues.

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: Managing Effective Exits
Sponsored by White and Williams LLP
Taking chips off the table is not to be taken lightly. Explore the steps that can be taken to prepare for an exit, rollover and recap alternatives, as well as options for the sale process itself. Experienced panelists, who have been through multiple exits and hold different perspectives, will cover these and other related topics.  Kevin Rudd, President of Curtis Financial Group will moderate this program.

10:30am - 12:30pm


Private Equity Marketplace – Ballroom B 
Open to all registered attendees.

Sponsored by CBIZ, Inc. and PitchBook Data, Inc.
A more traditional Marketplace offering extra room
and meeting tables...attendees connect in a dedicated environment with PE firms investing in middle market
deals. Diamond/Platinum Sponsors in Ballroom B
and Golds in Prefunction. 

Learn more about all the exhibiting firms: download our custom PE Marketplace PitchBook Report!

12:30pm - 2:15pm

Luncheon Keynote: Billy Beane 
Oakland A's General Manager & Subject of Moneyball  

Ballroom A
Open to all registered attendees. 
Sponsored by Drinker Biddle, Janney Montgomery Scott and KPMG LLP

Quick Links

Join us on LinkedIn @ACGPhilly, and follow along as we Tweet with the hashtag #MAEast during the conference.

ACG Philadelphia will be live-tweeting conversations, photos and video interviews throughout this year’s M&A East Conference.  Use this Twitter Guide to join the conversation and connect with fellow dealmaker attendees.

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