Innovators from A-Rod Corp, SoulCycle and Harvard University Champion Financial Wellness and Brand Awareness at the Association for Corporate Growth’s Annual InterGrowth® Conference


ORLANDO, May 6, 2019 - An all-star line-up of innovators and trendsetters will captivate an audience of 2,000 leading middle-market M&A and corporate development professionals at the Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG)’s 47th annual InterGrowth® conference.

 More than 2,000 middle-market professionals will converge at the Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando May 6-8. Event highlights include notable keynotes, ACG DealSource®, which brings investment bankers together with private equity firms, and ACG Capital Connection®, which provides a forum to discuss investment opportunities with participating private equity firms, family offices and corporate development officers.

 “We are honored to attract notable executives from burgeoning companies. All of our speakers and thought leaders possess an enviable knowledge of advising on mergers, investing in growing companies, and closing deals,” said Scott Linch, chair of the InterGrowth Committee and Managing Partner at DHG Private Equity. “InterGrowth is ripe for deal-making, where we foster the growth of the middle market.”

 The headliners for InterGrowth 2019 include Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez, former MLB Superstar and Founder and CEO of A-Rod Corp; Elizabeth Cutler, Co-Founder of SoulCycle; and Pauline Brown, Harvard Professor and former chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. While deal-making is a primary driver for attendance, the active moderated discussions, curated sessions, structured meetings and speaking engagements are second to none. The keynotes and sessions aptly tread the latest trends, best practices and analyses, providing a shortcut to financial fitness.

 “It’s the prospects, as well as the event’s speakers, content and concentrated networking that sets InterGrowth apart,” said Angela MacPhee, the ACG Global Board Chair and Partner at Baker Tilly. “Alex [Rodriguez], for example, has a fully integrated investment firm and he mentors former athletes facing financial distress. It’s inspiring. Every corner of the conference promotes the overall financial health of the middle market.”

 In the state of Florida, PE-backed businesses outpaced all businesses as far as job growth was concerned. According to ACG’s®, between 1998 and 2017, private equity-backed businesses saw jobs grow 80.0%, compared to 46.1% of all businesses. Also, private equity-backed companies in Florida with sales between $100 million and $1 billion led the way with 65% of sales growth over the same period.



 About Association for Corporate Growth®

 Founded in 1954, ACG has 59 chapters across the globe. ACG’s worldwide network comprises 90,000 professionals within the middle market, including 14,500 members who serve as the investors, lenders, owners, executives and advisers to growing middle-market companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth. For more information, please visit

 About InterGrowth®

 For more than half a century, InterGrowth® has been the nexus of the middle-market deal-making community. In 2020, InterGrowth® will be held April 20-22 at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. ACG’s Official Sponsor of Growth (OSGs), DHG, Insperity and Siemens Financial Services, Inc. help ensure that InterGrowth® is the industry’s top event for dealmakers. For more information, please visit

 About®® is a dynamic research database that matches data from two independent sources to track a key driver of the U.S. economy: how private equity-backed companies compare to other U.S. businesses on jobs and sales growth. This powerful research tool is made possible through a partnership between Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), PitchBookTM Data Inc., and the University of Wisconsin System Institute for Business and Entrepreneurship’s Business Dynamics Research Consortium (BDRC).