Young ACG



Young ACG Cleveland (YACG) is a professional group that is geared towards ACG members, age 35 and younger. It connects these young professionals within the corporate Northeast Ohio (NEO) mergers and acquisitions (M&A) community and encourages them to network, explore best practices and share in professional development through a variety of educational, networking and social event and program opportunities.

Where to Start?

Send an email to to request to be placed on the email distribution list for Young ACG events or to sign-up as an ACG member. (Don’t forget to provide your birth date so we know you are part of the Young ACG group.) 

Young ACG Events

Young ACG programming includes:

  • Educational Lunch ’n Learns: These events are held at an ACG member’s office where young professionals from the host firm speak on subject matters for 45 minutes. Then, there are 45 minutes for networking and lunch. These events begin at noon and end at 1:30pm. There are typically 3-4 of these events per year with 20-30 in attendance. We welcome any firm that would like to host the next event.
  • Social Networking Events: There are typically 2 social events per year, one in early summer and one in the winter. These are evening events and attract around 100 attendees.
  • Special Events: On an ad-hoc basis, these special events may include a speaker panel or a solo speaker. These events are held a couple times every year and typically attract 30-50 attendees.

Who Can Attend?

Attendees at Young ACG events primarily consist of ACG members age 35 years and younger, and other young professionals that are not members of ACG also age 35 years and younger. ACG members above 35 years of age are welcome and encouraged to attend Young ACG events.

Leadership Opportunities

The Young ACG group has its own governing board, which consists of the President, President-Elect, Events Chairperson and committee, Membership Chairperson and committee, and Mentorship Chairperson and committee. The Young ACG President and President-Elect have positions on the governing board of ACG as well.

Cleveland Connections Mentorship

Young ACG Cleveland offers each of its members the unique opportunity of being assigned a mentor from ACG Cleveland.  When you become a member, ask about our Cleveland Connections program and how you can get connected.


In addition to the benefits of ACG membership, Young ACG Cleveland benefits include:

  • Heavy discounts to ACG events at up 60% normal ACG member event rate
  • Networking opportunities with other professionals from the NEO community
  • Quality educational and professional development programs that highlight a wide range of relevant topics where you can earn CPE and CLE
  • Networking with deal sources and broadcasting your firm’s capabilities by participating in or sponsoring ACG Capital Connections
  • Improved annual reviews by demonstrating your involvement within the deal community
  • An ACG Cleveland member as a mentor to help guide you through your career
  • E-newsletters from ACG Global that discuss a wide range of relevant topics

Keep Up to Date

Want to stay up to date on the latest events and activities offered by YACG Cleveland? Join our LinkedIn GroupFollow us on Twitter. 


What are you waiting for? Start growing your professional network and skills. Join YACG Cleveland today. Annual membership is $375.