Rising Stars 2019-2020

We are pleased to announce a Call for Nominations for the 2019-2020 Class of ACG Los Angeles’ Rising Stars ProgramACG LA is proud to offer this program to our key sponsors and professionals involved on board committees prior to reaching out to the broader ACG LA community.

Now in its eighth “class” year, the program focuses on younger professionals involved with corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions.  ACG Rising Stars assembles a broad cross section of deal professionals including attorneys, capital providers, investment bankers, private equity investors, and related service professionals.  With well over 125 participants since inception, the first seven classes of Rising Stars gave the program very favorable reviews for both discussion content and the strong connections they made with other Rising Stars in the deal community.  We are very excited to build on this success.

Comprised of five formally programmed sessions, the Rising Stars program targets younger professionals in the ACG community (who may or may not be members) that seek to enhance and jump start their networking efforts.  The program will also include more informal networking opportunities with other members of the program.   The sessions are typically held in the Century City area in the late afternoon.


Sessions will take the form of an educational component combined with social networking.  Potential session topics include:

  • How to jump start your networking efforts
  • Best practices for professional networking
  • How to balance “inside” office responsibilities with the need to “get out” and network
  • Developing a unique angle to market yourself and your firm


Ideal Rising Stars candidates will fit the following profile:

  • Five plus years of experience
  • Should be top players in your company/firm with strong command of their business
  • Nominee should express a desire to want to network and be active in ACG
  • Nominee should be willing to commit to attend the series of events (with support from nominating firm), and be an engaged participant


The program costs $650 for the year and includes a FULL YEAR ACG LA Membership.  We feel that the Rising Stars will get more value from their participation if they have access to all of the services and discounts from ACG.   We are targeting to launch the program in September 2019.

Our LA Chapter Annual and Event Sponsors and our board members nominate a member of their firm to the highly successful "Rising Stars" program. Additional nominees will be considered.  For further information, contact our VP of Young Professionals, Adam Abramowitz of Intrepid Investment Bankers at aabramowitz@intrepidib.com.  (310) 478-9000.

Click here to view Jan 2019 Rising Stars Meeting