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2014-15 Programs
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June 19 - Committee Kick-off & Summer Patio Series
Grohmann Museum

July 17 - Summer Patio Series
Zen on 7 at Hotel Metro

August 18 - Summer Patio Series

September 5 - Friday Series
Luis Fernandez, EVP, Chief Omni-Channel Officer, The Bon-Ton Stores

September 15 -
Growth Leadership & Human Capital (GLHC) Conference

October 11 - Friday Series
Growth Awards

November 14 - Friday Series
Dan Ariens, President & CEO, Ariens Company

December 12 - Friday Series
Economic Outlook
Gus Faucher, VP & Senior Macroeconomist, The PNC Financial Services Group

January 9 - Friday Series
Peter Feigin, President, Milwaukee Bucks

February 13 - Friday Series
Jerry Jendusa, Founder, EMTEQ

February 14 - ACG Cup Finals

February 19 - Corporate Development Series
Wisconsin Tourism Panel

March 13 - Friday Series
James Kotek, President & CEO, Menasha Corporation

April 17 - Friday Series
Ted Balistreri, Owner, Sendik's

May 8 - Friday Series
Foriegn Investments in Wisconsin Panel

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Upcoming Member Events

Jerry Jendusa, Founder, EMTEQ; Founder STUCK

Friday, February 13, 2015
Time:  11:30 AM: Registration & networking
12:00 PM: Lunch

12:30 to 1:30 PM: Presentation by Jerry Jendusa

Milwaukee Athletic Club
758 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, 4th Floor Ballroom

About Our Speaker
Jerry Jendusa founded EMTEQ nearly 20 years ago and, during his tenure, the aerospace company went from a basement start up to an international business with 7 locations, in 4 countries, with more than 630 employees and over $100 million in sales. Additionally, under Jendusa’s tutelage the company successfully executed 3 acquisitions and 2 Greenfield start-ups. 

After facilitating the successful sale of EMTEQ to a strategic partner, Jendusa co-founded STUCK, LLC, which has a unique play in business advisory and investment work. This includes business planning/strategy, business coaching, advisory board support, business investing and giving back to the local community. Jendusa’s passion is business growth in a collaborative manner where job creation, product/service innovation and a journey of continuous learning and growth is part of the equation.

Registration Details:
ACG Members: Register you and your guests online or contact the ACG Wisconsin office.

Lunch will be the Boursin Chicken. If your prefer a fruit plate, please indicate so on the "ADA and Special Dietary Needs" field on the registration form.
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Prospective Corporate Members, Service Members-In-Waiting, and YACG Members: To register for this meeting, contact the ACG Wisconsin office.

The Business of Wisconsin Tourism

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time:  4:00 PM: Registration & networking
4:30 to 6:00 PM: Panel presentation

6:00 to 7:00 PM: Networking reception
Milwaukee Athletic Club
758 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, 2nd Floor Superior room

Secretary Stephanie Klett of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism will moderate a panel of experts as they discuss the impact that tourism has on Wisconsin’s economy, and how public and private tourist destinations are working to expand this $17.5 billion industry.

Meet the Panelists
  • Dan Keegan, Director, Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Omar Shaikh, Owner, Surg Restaurant Group
  • Brook Galbraith Smith, Project Manager, Museum Communications, Harley-Davidson Museum
  • Paul Upchurch, President & CEO, VISIT Milwaukee

Registration Details:
ACG Members: Register you and your guests online or contact the ACG Wisconsin office.

Click here for guest and member substitution policies.

FEI Milwaukee Members, Prospective Corporate Members, Service Members-In-Waiting, and YACG Members: To register for this meeting, contact the ACG Wisconsin office.
2014 Outstanding Growth Awards
Karin Gale, Shareholder, Schenck, and Awards Committee Chair & President-Elect of ACG Wisconsin, presents Ajita Rajendra with the 2014 Outstanding Growth Award for A.O. Smith.

A.O. Smith and J.F. Brennan Receive Outstanding Growth Award
On October 10, ACG Wisconsin member company A.O. Smith Corporation recieved the association's Outstanding Growth Award in the category of revenues greater that $250 million. Ajita Rajendra, Chairman, President and CEO of A.O. Smith accepted the award on the company's behalf.

J.F. Brennan Company of La Crosse was the receipent of the same award in the category of revenues from $10 million to $250 million. Click here for the complete press release. 
Welcome to ACG Wisconsin

Welcome to the Wisconsin Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. ACG Wisconsin is the region’s premier organization dedicated to profiling, promoting and celebrating corporate growth. Our chapter is the local presence of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a global organization of 15,000 professionals involved in acquisitions, strategic and organic middle-market business growth.

Since our inception, ACG Wisconsin has grown steadily and is today comprised of over 220 leaders responsible for their company’s M&A and corporate growth initiatives. Approximately two-thirds of our typically C-level membership represents area corporations or private equity firms, with the remaining one-third coming from the investment banking, attorney, accountant, banker or other service professions. The strength of ACG Wisconsin’s membership was recently recognized through our award as the #1 ACG chapter worldwide in member retention at over 90%.

The mission of ACG Wisconsin is simple: help business leaders grow their companies. We do this through high quality programming content and focused networking opportunities for members. Our steady lineup of monthly events helps to showcase corporate success stories told by business leaders in both large and emerging companies. We also host a number of topical programs such as panel discussions of the capital markets or conducting business internationally. Solid networking with other business leaders is always a hallmark of ACG Wisconsin events.

Thank you for visiting our website. We encourage you to explore our "Join ACG" section for information regarding membership if you have an interest in ACG Wisconsin.

Best regards,

Tom Walton
President, Wisconsin Chapter

Association for Corporate Growth
Managing Director
Hanley, Hammill, Thomas



Thank You 2013-2014 Platinum Sponsors!!
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers & Acquisitions is a corporate development supplement that is published by the Milwaukee Business Journal in conjunction with ACG Wisconsin. Articles are authored by ACG members. 

Read the latest edition on your
desktop or tablet.

Congratulations to the 2014 ACG Cup Winner!
Intergrowth 2015
M&A Deals

ACG Wisconsin tracks M&A deals that have occurred in Wisconsin, starting in 2011, using deals reported in local media and in Capital IQ. We analyze data and trends and share this data with members and media. We encourage ACG WI members to submit deals year-round that you have completed, either as a principal or advisor, that involve a Wisconsin based buyer or seller.

Recent ACG WI Deal Log results were shared at the April 2013 meeting and published in the Milwaukee BizTimes.

ACG Middle Market May 2013
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