Young ACG

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As the largest young professional cohort across 59 global ACG chapters, Young ACG Cleveland (YACG),  connects its young dealmaking professionals (age 35 and under) with peers across all of the mergers and acquisitions services and roles – private equity, corporate development, banking, accounting, insurance, wealth management, consulting and more! 

Young ACG Events

Meet your contemporaries as together you learn skills to move to the next level of dealmaking in the middle market. 

Some networking and educational opportunities that YACG Cleveland has hosted includes:

  • Educational Lunch or Beer ’n Learns: Often providing continuing education for credentialed professionals, these events are hosted at either local member dealmaking firms or the trendiest watering holes. Host firms educate on topical M&A subjects and open the floor for enlightening Q&A sessions.
  • Social Networking Events: Hosting between 2-4 social events per year, from informal happy hours to speed networking, these events connect you with the larger ACG community.  These evening events typically attract around 40-50 attendees.
  • Special Events: Typically once per month, special events include speakers such as business or community executives or a panel discussion.

Who Can Attend?

Attendees at Young ACG events primarily consist of ACG members age 35 and younger and other young professionals.

All other ACG members are welcome and encouraged to attend Young ACG events.

Leadership Opportunities

Unique among all of the young professional cohorts across ACG, YACG Cleveland has its own governing committee consisting of a chair, events committee, and membership committee. This group meets quarterly to decide on programming and conduct outreach to potential members.

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.

For more information about the program, head over to the Cleveland Connections page.


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

  • Discounts on ACG programming of up to 60% of member rates.
  • Members-only access to professional trade publication, Middle Market Growth® Magazine, and the ACG JobSource databank.
  • Local and national networking opportunities. 
  • Programming geared towards your interests and crafted by your peers.
  • Mentorship with strategic pairing with an ACG Cleveland member.
  • Improved annual reviews by demonstrating your involvement within the deal community.

Keep Up to Date

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Admission to YACG Cleveland is contingent on membership in ACG Cleveland ($395/year) and your birthday. When your sign up for membership, let know when your birthday is.

What are you waiting for? Start building a skillset and network that will accompany you through every phase of your career, your professional network, and skills.