There are many reasons to become an ACG Raleigh Durham member, here are just a few:
People, Resources, and Relationships
It's the people in the room! We all know that a key to success in growing a business is having the right resources at the right time. At ACG Raleigh Durham we put the top business professionals together in a setting that facilitates relationship building and the sharing of knowledge. This community is enhanced by the limits placed on non-member attendance – creating a true membership organization.
In addition, your ACG membership provides you an opportunity to connect and build relationships with top growth professionals beyond the RTP area. To learn how you can leverage your membership to expand your network around the country please visit www.acg.org to learn about ACG events across the country and beyond!
For more information regarding membership, please contact Debra Michie (DMichie@acg.org)
ACG Raleigh-Durham seeks to maintain a membership balance of high-level corporate executives, private equity partners, and senior legal, finance, and service professionals.
Membership in Raleigh Durham Chapter is selective, not everyone who applies is accepted. Potential members are encouraged to attend a chapter event(s) and and discuss membership with board members, the executive director, or the VP Membership in advance of completing an application.
Membership Applications MUST be completed online (HERE)
Membership Approval Guidelines by Applicant Type:
The following primary occupations are granted automatic approval:
Corporate: 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.
Corporate Development – NOT sales, but strategic acquisitions role
Corporate Finance – NOT investment bankers, advisors or lenders – this category refers only to CFOs, Treasurer, Controller, etc
Corporate Management – Member influences the development of corporate growth of an operating company, i.e. Chairman, CEO, COO, Principal or owner, VP
· Firms in categories of Consulting, Recruiting, Advisors (Technology, Valuator, Wealth Manager), Insurance, Real Estate must follow Advisor rules below
Corporate Management : Entrepreneur – A leader who identifies a need, organizes and manages any enterprise, usually with considerable initiative and innovation. This includes sourcing and organizing the required resources, and taking the associated risks and rewards
Equity Group Managing Fund
Equity Group Not Managing Fund (Independent Sponsors)
Lender – Senior Debt
Lender – Mezzanine
Lender – Other
The following primary occupations are approved with restrictions
Attorney – must be partner level
Accountant – must be partner level
The following primary occupations require approval from the Executive Committee. Applicants must show a direct relationship to the M&A process
Advisor: Consultant – member is a consultant that provides strategic advisory services to corporate and/or service providers
Advisor: Recruiter – member is an executive or other personnel recruiter for either full or part time employees
Advisor: Technology – member is a technology provider whose services include hardware, software, internet or databases, etc. This includes M&A data services.
Advisor: Valuator – member is a business valuator and/or compiles statistics for valuations
Advisor: Wealth Manager – members employed by a wealth management firm
Advisor: Other – member provides other services to corporate and/or equity groups but does not fit into any of the above categories such as Insurance (transaction or benefit), Real Estate, sale-lease back or Temporary C-level executives
Community: Educators – member is employed by a college or university
Community: Government – member is employed by State, Federal or Local Government
Community: Other Non Profit Leaders
Other: member has a profession not listed above
Emerging DealMakers – members are under 35 and do not qualify for membership in any of the categories above
Full Membership – Emerging DealMaker members who have attended the Accelerator Program are eligible to become full ACG members with all rights and privileges
Emerging DealMaker Membership – members pay $100 per year for limited membership that includes:
· Emerging Dealmaker Member Directory
· Access to 3 Full ACG events per year at the member rate (one must be the member only kick off)
· Access to all Emerging Dealmaker ACG events at the member rate
Sponsors – Annual sponsors are eligible for membership regardless of category, however, members must be partner level or business owners
Membership applications are reviewed by the Executive Committee monthly. The VP Membership/Executive Director are responsible for communicating with all applicants regarding the status of their membership applications.