ACG Boston | Virtual Event: Connect the Next Generation to M&A

NextGen 2021

Event Details


January 8, 2021 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Location Name
ACG Boston - Zoom
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ACG members are invited to attend our complimentary, members-only 7th Annual "Connect the Next Generation to M&A" virtual event on January 8, 2021.

Members will have the opportunity invite their college-aged or recent college graduate children, mentees, or other young professionals who are looking to break into the M&A industry, or to advance in their careers in middle market, to virtually meet other ACG members who can share valuable knowledge and expertise.

This year's breakfast will feature ACG Boston Board Member Chris Nicholas, Managing Partner, Shields & Company, who will share his experiences and advice on breaking into and advancing in investment banking, and provide tips on how to get started building and navigating a career in M&A.

It's a great chance for ACG members to offer guidance to the next generation on the ins and outs of getting an internship, finding potential mentors, learning the ropes, effective networking tips, advancing their M&A careers and more.

Please note this event is by invitation only for ACG members. If you are an ACG member and interested in attending, please contact us.


Chris Nicholas

Chris Nicholas

Managing Partner
Shields & Company

Chris Nicholas is Managing Partner of Shields & Company. Mr. Nicholas has over 15 years of experience advising middle market companies on merger and acquisition, capital raising, and valuation assignments. Mr. Nicholas has completed transactions across a variety of industries including business services, consumer products, industrial products & services, niche manufacturing, specialty chemicals, specialty distribution, and transportation & logistics. Prior to returning to Shields & Company in 2012, Mr. Nicholas was an associate with Harris Williams & Co., a Richmond-based investment bank focused on middle-market mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Nicholas serves on the board of the Boston chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and is a former board member of the Bucknell Club of Boston. Mr. Nicholas lives in Wayland with his wife, son, and dog.

Event Secondary Body


  • 9:00am - 9:30am: Small Group Networking
  • 9:30am - 10:15am: Introductions and Featured Speaker
  • 10:15am - 11:00am: Small Group Networking

Hosted by: ACG