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Crain’s will produce a special advertising section to be published in the January 20, 2020 issue.

ACG Cleveland annually supports a special insert in Crain's Cleveland Business, where our members can run an ad and get a special bylined editorial feature highlighting their business and people.

Everything is also posted online on both Crain's and ACG's websites and ACG will share all the articles on our social media channels.

This is a great opportunity to position yourself as a thought leader and pillar of the Cleveland business community.

PLEASE NOTE: All topics must be submitted to Crain’s Content Studio for approval in order to ensure the section includes a diverse range of thought leadership. Only one author will be permitted to write on each topic. Provide your top three topics in order of preference; submit your request early to secure a topic. A Crain’s Content Studio editor will confirm your topic within two business days from submission.

Editorial Topics to Consider:

  • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS TRENDS
    • General Trends and Expectations for M&A
    • Industries Expected to Outperform in the 2020 M&A market
    • Best Practices in M&A Transactions
    • Managing Risk in M&A
    • Timing the Exit Process
    • Are Recession Talks Impacting How Deals are Done or What Deals are Getting Done
    • Rise of Independent Sponsors
  • PRIVATE EQUITY
    • General Private Equity Trends
    • Growth and Creativity in the Private Equity Asset Class
    • Conversation Among Portfolio Company Executives
    • Keeping Management Motivated and Engaged Through the Exit Process
    • Legal Issues Impacting Private Equity Transactions
    • Best Practices in Deal Sourcing
  • FAMILY OFFICE
    • General Family Office Trends
    • Best Practices for Family Offices Looking to do Direct Investing
    • Advice on How to Compete in Competitive M&A Marketplace
  • FINANCIAL ADVICE RELATED TO MIDDLE MARKET
    • Growth Finance Options for Middle-Market Firms
    • Process of Raising Debt and/or Equity Capital
    • Understanding Working Capital
    • The Importance of Cash Flow Forecasting
    • Managing Expectations in a High Valuation Environment
    • Top Tax Issues and Strategies for Business Owners
  • MANAGING A MIDDLE-MARKET BUSINESS
    • Strategies for Growth
    • How to Develop a Culture of Innovation
    • Best Practices in Corporate Governance
    • Succession Planning for Family-Held Businesses
    • Policy Issues Impacting Middle Market Businesses
    • Developing and Executing an Effective Buy-side Strategy
    • Modernizing vs. Sustaining - Where to Invest as Priorities Change
  • ADVICE RELATED TO BUYING & SELLING
    • Other Options for Business Owners – Recapitalizations and Minority Equity
    • Strategies for Preparing a Business for Sale Buy Side Strategies
    • Insurance Diligence / Reps & Warranties Trends
    • How to Successfully Integrate an Acquisition
    • How to Identify and Mitigate Deal Killers Before A Sale
    • Evaluating Human Capital During Due Diligence
    • How to Differentiate as a Buyer in a Competitive M&A Market
    • Developing and Tracking Synergy and Integration Value
    • Cultural Diligence and Retention-Focused Integration Methods
    • Deal Security and Information Management Practices
    • Cybersecurity Issues in Due Diligence

Important Deadlines:

  • Issue Date: January 20

  • Ad Close: November 27

  • Articles Due: December 6

  • Ad Due: December 16

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