ACG & SAP Present: Maximizing the Value of M&A Through Technology


Event Details


May 4, 2021 9 AM - 5:30 PM CDT


Find out how some of the biggest names in the industry, such as The Blackstone Group, Moderna, and HGGC, have added value to their portfolio companies, and learn how technology played a key role.
ACG & SAP are coming together for this one-day event to review important value creation strategies — straight from the executives who have created successful outcomes for their companies and those who have helped along the way. In addition to hearing from top leaders in the M&A industry, this event will demonstrate how to harness the technology that is available today to help you overcome common pain-points and pitfalls that companies often experience while trying to achieve growth.
Our unique sessions will help you drive efficiency, and ultimately, increase the overall value of your companies.
We will cover important topics such as:
  • Increasing value through the use of AI and IIoT
  • Improving sourcing, purchasing, billing, and IT during M&A
  • Avoiding common pitfalls and pain-points during M&A processes
  • Increasing company value with analytics
Hear from industry leaders such as:
Martin Brand - Senior Managing Director and Co-head of U.S. Acquisitions, Blackstone Private Equity Group
David Meline - CFO, Moderna
DJ Paoni - President, SAP North America
Steve Young - President and Co-Founder, HGGC
Rich Lawson - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, HGGC
Tom Bohn - President & CEO, ACG
Greg Petraetis - Senior Vice President and General Manager, Midmarket and Partner Ecosystem, SAP North America
Nick Maglaris - Vice President, Midmarket Strategic Innovations, SAP North America
And many more
Roughly three weeks out from the event, you will receive an email letting you know when you can begin scheduling meetings with other participants. The two event participants with the most meetings will win one of two signed mini football helmets, one by Steve Young and the other by Tyrel Davis.
Registration for this event is free and open to ACG members and non-members. Contact with questions.


Martin Brand

Senior Managing Director and Co-head of U.S. Acquisitions
Blackstone Private Equity Group 

Rich Lawson

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

David Meline


DJ Paoni

SAP North America

Steve Young

President and Co-Founder

Thomas Bohn

President & CEO

Spencer Brown - Moderator

Marketing Support Analyst
Dickinson + Associates, a Navisite company

Chad Buchanan

COO and General Counsel

Craig Courter

Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP

Jonathan Essig

Managing Partner - Sales & Solutions
SimpleFi Solutions, LLC

Thomas Fountain

Operating Partner
One Rock Capital Partners

Ron Keusch - Moderator

Director of Private Equity Midmarket, Strategic Initiatives

Jory Lamb

Founder and CEO,
VistaVu Solutions

Greg Lefevre - Moderator

Senior Director of Private Equity, M&A

Angela MacPhee - Moderator

Managing Partner Consulting
Baker Tilly

Nick Maglaris

Vice President - Midmarket Strategic Innovations
SAP North America

Pete Malone - Moderator

Private Equity Director and M&A Ambassador

Matt McBryan

Associate Principal

Jeff Mueller


Steve Niesman

President and CEO
NTT DATA Business Solutions America

Larry Perlov

President and Managing Partner

Ernie Perno

Senior Account Executive

Greg Petraetis

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Midmarket and Partner Ecosystem
SAP North America

Tom Reul

Senior Account Executive

Ahmed Shaaban

Fulcrum Global Technologies

Alan White

Vice President of Information Technology
SEF Energy

Brad Wolfe

Vice President, Sales & Corporate Development
Dickinson + Associates

Thank you to our sponsors!