About Our Events


ACG Boston events are designed to provide networking and educational opportunities to deal professionals directly involved in sourcing, financing or executing M&A transactions, giving our attendees more chances to meet other deal professionals in the New England area and build the kinds of relationships that matter most. Most ACG Boston events are open to all members and non-members, with the exception of certain members- or invitation-only events.


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ACCELERATOR is a leadership development program for rising leaders in the M&A community.

For three sellout years, the program has been a truly unique experience where participants are able to develop the skills needed to be strong future leaders, and jump start the growth of their networks of M&A peers.

The ACG Boston ACCELERATOR brings together 24 students comprised of an equal balance of private equity, investment bankers, lenders, attorneys, accountants & deal-related advisors or corporate development professionals, all nominated by a senior member of their firm.

Set in the seaside town of Portsmouth, NH, this program will offer 2 days of rich content and an unparalleled opportunity to build deeper relationships with peers in the deal community.

ACG New England Fall Conference

Each fall, ACG Boston and ACG Connecticut bring together over 100 M&A professionals from across the region for the annual ACG New England Fall Conference to foster new relationships and reconnect after the summer, and hear updates from seasoned executives on the state of the industry.

In 2017, the ACG New England Fall Conference will be held in beautiful Newport, RI.

ACG Northeast Dealmaking
at the Mountain

ACG Northeast Dealmaking at the Mountain is an annual three-day event hosted by ACG Boston, ACG Connecticut, ACG New York, ACG New Jersey and ACG Philadelphia at The Hermitage Club in Vermont. It's a weekend of close-knit networking, fabulous accommodations, gourmet food, and a day or two of great skiing and snowboarding!

The Hermitage Club is a highly exclusive private ski club and resort that provides members with four seasons of private mountain activities, luxury accommodations and a worry-free, uncrowded environment.

Zero lift lines, prime snow conditions, a luxury clubhouse with gourmet dining, fitness center, deluxe spa, movie theater, pool, bowling alley, ski valet, and more make The Hermitage Club a luxurious, world-class experience that you can't afford to miss.

Private Equity and Investment Banking attendees of the event will also have dedicated time to request and schedule 1:1 meetings with each other in a mini-DealSource type event.

Breakfast at Brae Burn
(Members Only)

An annual breakfast event at the Brae Burn Country Club for ACG members where they're invited to bring a college student or recent graduate who is looking to break into the M&A industry, or a younger professional just starting in their career and looking for advice on how to advance in the middle market.

Young attendees can connect with other ACG members and get advice from senior-level deal professionals on effective networking, the ins and outs of getting an internship, finding potential mentors, learning the ropes, or advancing in their M&A careers.

Deal Hunters
(Young Professionals)

Deal Hunters events are networking and/or speaker events geared towards young and mid-level professionals dedicated to careers in middle-market M&A who have been in the industry for less than 10 years.

Deal Hunters events are held 3-4 times per year, ranging from pure networking events to speaker series and roundtables.  Past events include:

  • Deal Hunters at the Red Sox
  • Blazing Paddles Ping Pong Tournament
  • Speakers discussing Differentiating Your Personal & Firm Brand in A Crowded Market, How to Build Your Networking & Managing Your Career
  • Spring, Summer & Fall Networking Nights
  • Industry Roundtables

DealFest Northeast

DealFest Northeast - featuring DealFest and DealSource Select - is the largest and most significant M&A event in the northeast, bringing together more than 600 key deal professionals from across the country - capital providers, intermediaries, corporates and strategics - for two days of efficient and dynamic networking.

Attendees rely on DealFest Northeast as a primary source for networking and deal flow every year. It's the most effective way to connect with New England's top private equity and investment banking firms and middle-market M&A professionals to discover new partners, identify untapped sources of deal flow, and sample the region's best craft beers amidst a lively brewery style atmosphere!

M&A Outlook Conference

Our annual M&A Outlook Conference brings together deal professionals from across New England for an update on the M&A landscape from a macro level, as well as a deeper dive into the middle market from senior-level executives in the industry, with expectations for how changes over the first few months of the year might impact the market going forward, and actionable insights as you plan strategic transactions for the future.

Networking Series

The Networking Breakfasts and Nights are ACG Boston's signature events, each occurring every other month, where M&A professionals come to network in the mornings and hear industry experts share their outlook, opinions, successes and failures, and enjoy networking in the evening at unique venues with their fellow deal professionals.

The Networking series brings together New England's dealmakers in downtown Boston and allows them to connect on a regular basis. This event is open to all who are actively involved in M&A deal transactions.  Past events include:

  • A Taste of Boston
  • Fall Networking Night w/ Whiskey Tasting
  • Backyard Party at Blazing Paddles
  • A Networking Night in Providence
  • Breakfasts featuring: Rich Doyle, Harpoon Brewery; Kevin Callaghan, Berkshire Partners; Chris Crosby, Managing Director, Nautic Partners; Andy Ory, Acme Packet; Art Papas, Bullhorn; Hans Lidforss, Sensata Technologies; Jennifer St. Pierre, EMC; Nick Rellas, CEO, Drizly; RJ Dourney, CEO & President, Cosi; Jeff Young, CFO, OvaScience; James J. Agnew, VP Corporate Development & Acquisitions, Tufts Health Plan; ML Carr, Former Head Coach & GM, Boston Celtics; Marc Munfa, Principal, Silversmith Capital Partners; Mike Mulrain, COO & CFO, Polar Beverages; Tom Hynes, CEO, Colliers International; Rich Gotham, President, Celtics; State of the VC Market Panel; Family Office Panel & more

The BIG Deal (Members Only)

The BIG Deal is an annual networking event held in January that brings together over 200 of the leading dealmakers in middle-market M&A from across the US.

This event is invite- and members-only, and exclusively for senior-level investment bankers, private equity investors, corporate development professionals and select mezzanine lenders.

Women's Connection

Known for a culture of innovation & entrepreneurship, Boston is home to many talented women successfully starting, running, and advising companies, collectively driving business forward.

The goal of the Women's Connection is to help the women in Boston's M&A community and our membership build trusted relationships and develop a stronger peer network for business and career development. Past events include:

  • Holiday Luncheon for Adopt-A-Family
  • Speakers including: Pam Hendrickson, The Riverside Company; Jules Pieri, The Grommet; Bettina Hein, Pixability
  • Perspectives from Leading Women in Middle-Market M&A Luncheon
  • Wine Tasting & Networking Night
  • Happy Hour at DealFest Northeast