2023 Upper Midwest Capital Connection

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Event Details


June 12 - 13, 2023




For over 16 years, the Upper Midwest Capital Connection has been the premier sourcing, networking and educational event for dealmakers in the Upper Midwest. It starts with an afternoon of golf and lawn bowling and a wine-tasting opening night reception. The following day we get down to business with productive conversations, timely panel discussions and informative speakers. We work to provide private equity firms and investment banks with multiple opportunities to meet and source deals while making sure our valued sponsors and other attendees make essential long-lasting connections. Please find detailed information in the sidebar on the left side of the page. 


Conference Pricing 

Members and Corporate Attendees $470

Non-Members $570

Monday, June 12


You have your choice of either golfing or lawn bowling during the day. Additional fees applied for golfing


Golf Tournament -- SOLD OUT

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The golf tournament will be fully hosted all day at the private Minneapolis Golf Club. Lunch, beverages, and all-day snacks are included.

Sponsored By Cozen O'Connor


Lawn Bowling

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

The annual lawn bowling event will be held at Brookview Golf & Lawn Bowling. Lunch and libations are included.

Sponsored by Ballard Spahr


Private Equity Wine Tasting Opening Night Reception

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

All attendees are invited to a reception at the Minneapolis Event Centers' lower level, the View. This year the reception will feature wine-tasting tables with an excellent atmosphere for informal networking. Heavy appetizers and beverages are included.


Tuesday, June 13



Registration, Breakfast and Networking

8:00 am - 8:30 am | Atrium


Deal Lounge

8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Atrium 

Make connections, set meetings, relax & unwind in the Deal Lounge. Hosted beverages and snacks will be provided all day.



8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Riverside

Meet with investment bankers registered for DealSource® to discuss acquisition and divestiture opportunities and criteria. Meetings will be arranged in advance via an online scheduling tool.


Roundtable Sessions

9:00 am - 11:00 am | Grand

Join our gold sponsors (Burnham Benefits, Eide Bailly, RSM) for roundtable sessions on the topics below. Each session is approximately 20 minutes in length and attendees will have the ability to participate in each session.


Private Equity Panel: The 2023 M&A Market: Discussion of Trends & Outlook
Sponsored by Fredrikson

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Grand

Moderated by Leigh-Erin Irons, Partner, Fredrikson
Andrew Tomashek, Managing Director, Goldner Hawn
Emma Gergen, Principal, Carlson Private Capital
Mark Horvick, Managing Director, Northborne Partners
Shani Graber, Principal, Norwest Mezzanine Partners
Mike Mahoney, Managing Director, Bell Capital Finance


Lunch & Keynote Speaker

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm | Atrium and Grand

Steve Manko, CFO Skywater Technology 


M&A Panel: Build Your Winning Advisory Team

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Grand
Moderated by: Katie Hoch, Partner, CE2 Partners
Kyle Orwick, Partner, Eide Bailly
Bill Dove, VP/Sr Investment Advisor, PNC
Erik Splett, M&A Attorney, Fredrikson
Mike Hirschberg, Director, Northborne Partners
Blair Budlong, Managing Director, Hennepin Partners

Closing Reception 

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Atrium


Click the link below to view the 2023 Upper Midwest Capital Connection Sponsorship Prospectus. 



Sponsorships are filling fast for ACG Minnesota's biggest event! Contact Shelley Fischer at shelley@acgmn.org.

Thank you to our sponsors!