Association for Corporate Growth

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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Contact ACG SF Chapter
ACG San Francisco, Inc.
Rich Brown, Chapter Executive
58 West Portal Avenue, #326
San Francisco, CA 94127
Office: 415. 213-5729

Interested in Membership?
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Chapter Programs

Chapter Programs
Chapter meetings are a primary benefit of membership and provide opportunities to meet an influential community of executives from growing public and private companies just like yours. Our chapter programs include the following: 

Annual West Coast M&A Conference and ACG Capital Connection™
-  Monthly Breakfast Meetings: Normally the Second Tuesday of the month
-  Monthly Lunch Meetings: Normally the Third Thursday of the month
-  Bi-Monthly Global Opportunities Gatherings
-  Quarterly East Bay Reception & Panel Discussion Series

-  Quarterly Private Equity Quarterly Exchange & Reception Series
-  Invitation-only Full Member Community & New Member Event

Quick Links
Our New Registration System is Live
Please note ACG recently upgraded the membership database and event registration systems.

For SF Chapter Members:
 To log into the ACG website, please use the email address associated with your account. Your password will remain the same. If you are looking to renew, you can follow the standard procedure.
For Non-members: With our new system, you will need to set up an account to register for events. This will take only a few minutes and will provide for faster registration for future events. If you are looking to join our Chapter, you can click here to learn more and apply online.
If you have a problem with an event registration, please contact your chapter executive. For any additional questions, please contact .

Thank you for your patience as we roll-out this best-in-class system!

ACG Job Source

The ACG JobSource job board is the only online resume and job posting service dedicated to the middle-market M&A and corporate growth community.

Click here
to learn more about posting an open position. ACG members receive a discount on job posts.
2015 West Coast M&A Conference
2015 West Coast M&A Conference
March 19, 2015  Palace Hotel - San Francisco
"Where Opportunity Meets Capital"
-  Fireside Chat with Private Equity CEO's
- Deal Source Exchange for PE Community
-  Wireless Lounge, sponsored by BDO USA
- M&A Focused Panel Discussions
-  ACG Capital Connection(r) Expo & Reception
- All Day Opportunities to Network

NEW Conference Agenda Updates:

Morning Keynote Address:
Do Not Become the Next 'Hacker Snack'
Cyber Threats to Middle Market Companies:
A Frank Conversation about Cybersecurity

Guest Speaker: Damieon Geopfert
National Leader, Security & Privacy Consulting: McGladrey LLP

Morning Panel Discussion Topics:
"Lending Opportunities in the Technology Sector"
"Hot and Cold Food & Beverage Deals for 2015"
"Private Equity-backed Companies and IPO Exits on the Horizon"

Afternoon Keynote Address

The State of Middle Market Private Equity:
A PE Co-Founders Fireside Chat
Guest Moderator: James G. Kenefick, GE Antares
Senior Managing Director
Expert Panelists:
·         Geoffrey Rehnert, Audax Group: Co-Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
·         Jonathan Coslet, TPG Growth: Senior Partner & Chief Investment Officer
·         Jesse Rogers, Altamont Capital: Co-Founder & Managing Director
Hotel Rooms in the City of San Francisco
Note: The Palace Hotel is holding a small block of discount rooms on the night of March 18th for our Conference.
The special rate ends on February 15th. Click here to reserve your room while space is available.

Note: If you are a qualified PE Firm or Investment Banker interested in the Dealmakers Program and ACG DealSource
®, please be sure to click here to learn more and register at our Private Equity home page.

Save $100 - Be sure to Register by March 17th!

Welcome to ACG San Francisco - Serving the entire Bay Area

Message from the Chapter President:
Robert Sher, Managing Principal: CEO to CEO

Welcome! Thank you for taking a look at our Association. As you read on, you’ll learn that we’re all about igniting powerful connections.
ACG SF is a professional organization that offers you real opportunities for networking, prospecting, and deal-flow through relevant and engaging programs and events.  When you come out to experience ACG for yourself at our events, you’ll realize that we’re a close-knit community of respected professionals who support and validate each other’s professional and personal growth.
We are focused on helping accelerate the success of mid-market companies; a place where capital, know-how and companies connect.
10 Key Facts:
1.         We hold 40 events per year
2.         55% of attendees are guests-great for new connections.
3.         We have over 300 members in our chapter
4.         22% of our members are active on a committee
5.         Membership stats: 30% capital providers; 20% self-identify as equity providers; 40% professionals; 10% corporate.
6.         Our engaged core: 55 members have attended 6 or more events in the last 12 Months
7.         15% have been members for 10 years or more
8.         Globally, ACG has 55 chapters with 14,000 members
9.         We welcome members from anywhere in the Bay Area
10.      Our events are held in San Francisco and the East Bay.
Please feel welcome to attend your first event as our guest.  Look for an upcoming event, sign up, and experience ACG for yourself. 
We’re creating a world where sharing success is contagious.  Come and share with us.


Rob Sher

Upcoming Chapter Events
Our Programs Committee is developing a series of themes and events for 2015 that will surely provide you with opportunities to network with our greater Member community and grow your business using insight you can glean from the line-up of expert panelists who will share their tips and success stories. A PDF Copy of our 2015 Programs Calendar is available here. 

March 4th Tech SF Exchange Event

Offices of Bryan Cave LLP (San Francisco) 5:30pm - 8:00pm
The New Way to Pay: Mobile, Biometrics & e-Money

Guest Moderator: JP Mandaligan, Tech Reporter

March 18th Women in M&A Forum
The Palace Hotel (San Francisco) 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Success is a Personal Equation: What are your Motivating Factors?

Guest Moderator: Judy Love, California Market President
Comerica Bank

Upcoming East Bay Events - Save The Date

2015Q2 June 25, 2015
East Bay Companies spotlight: Building valuable brands in our backyard
Case studies, challenges and successes (possible joint event with TMA)

2015Q3 September 24, 2015
M&A Market Status and Outlook:
 A possible joint event with Financial Executives International - SF Chapter

2015Q4 November 12, 2015
Food & Beverage Industry:
A possible joint event with Manex

Hopefully, there are at least one or two Panel Topics which will provide a high level of interest for you and your business. Don't forget to Register Today!

ACG SF Programs Committee
Walter O'Haire & Jon Rubens, Co-chairs

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