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2014-15 Programs
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September 5 - Friday Series
Luis Fernandez, EVP, Chief Omni-Channel Officer, The Bon-Ton Stores

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

May 20 - Tour
Charter Steel

November 9 - 2015 Growth, Leadership & Human Capital Conference

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Upcoming Member Events


Panel Presentation: Foreign Investments in Wisconsin

Friday, May 8, 2015
Time:  11:30 AM to 12:00 PM: Registration & Networking
12:00 PM: Lunch

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM: Foreign Investments in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Athletic Club
758 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, 4th Floor Grand Ballroom

Damian Felton, Director, U.S. Commercial Services Office, U.S. Department of Commerce will moderate a panel of experts as they discuss the reasons companies headquartered outside of the United States decide to make substantial investments in Wisconsin.
  • Christopher Barnard, President & CEO, Wacker Neuson Corporation
  • Tim Omer, President & Managing Director, Emmi Roth USA, Inc.
  • Aitor Sotes, CEO, INGETEAM, Inc.
 Topics the panel will address include:
  • Factors that contribute to the decision to invest in Wisconsin, and the unique opportunities and challenges that expanding operations here presents.
  • How Wisconsin measures up against other states in terms of being a good choice for foreign investment and how the state can become more attractive.
  • Reflections on the trend of re-sourcing services and products back to the U.S. after being previously outsourced overseas and how Wisconsin can accelerate this trend.
  • Lessons and best practices learned from building a high-performing global organization.
  • Recruiting opportunities and challenges faced by global organizations in Wisconsin.
  • Developing a business culture that is scalable across a global workforce.
Registration Details:
ACG Members: Register you and your guests online or contact the ACG Wisconsin office.

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Prospective Corporate Members, Service Members-In-Waiting, and YACG Members: To register for this meeting, contact the ACG Wisconsin office

Charter Steel Tour
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Time:  4:00 to 6:00 pm
1658 Cold Spring Road
Saukville, WI 53080
Tour Details
Click here for directions to Charter Steel. Parking will be confined to the southeast and north side of the Administration Building, and will be roped off accordingly. The Administration Building will be clearly marked for the tour guests. 

4:00 PM: Check-in at the Administration Building (Meeting Room TBA)
4:05 PM: Brief presentation by Charter Steel
4:20 PM: Tour Groups Launch
The tours will wrap up between 5:45 and 6:00 PM

Health and Safety
Attendees are required to wear close-toed shoes and pants. During the tour, a number of stairs will be traversed.Tere will be travel outdoors between buildings. At each plant, the group would be indoors.  Indoor conditions as well as air quality will be dictated on the production going on.

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

Click here for guest and member substitution policies.

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



ACG WI Growth Award Nominations
ACG WIsconsin is now accepting nominations for the Outstanding Corporate Growth Awards.

Click here to submit your 2015 nomination today!

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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. 

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desktop or tablet.

Congratulations to the 2015 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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