About ACG New York

ACG Started Here: ACG New York is the Oldest Chapter Globally

Did You Know?  Fun Facts about ACG NY’s History:

  • ACG was founded in New York as the Association for Corporate Growth and Diversification, Inc. in 1954
  • ACG created its first industry award in 1975, The Hilton Award, named for ACG founder and ACG NY’s very own Peter Hilton
  • ACG NY was the first chapter to hold an Annual Wine Tasting Event in 2003 – to this day, ACG NY’s most widely attended event
  • ACG NY was the first to hold an full-day women’s leadership conference with its first Annual of Women of Leadership Summit in 2014
  • ACG NY boasts the highest number of ACG Global Chairs - 10 as of 2019-2020!

Want to learn more about how ACG NY launched ACG as we know it today and its history since inception?
Praise of the book by prominent ACG members:

"TRUST is not only the story of ACG, it is also a testimonial to the importance of building a broad network of business relationships that are integral to the success of all organizations in the dealmaking community." -Heidi L. Deiner, SVP, Citizens Financial Group, Past President, ACG NY

"An insightful story of how a relationship between two New York City deal professionals in 1954 led to the creation of the global mid-market deal community that we all know today as ACG."  -Stephen V. Prostor, Director, Private Banker at Citi Private Bank, Past President, ACG NY

"The history of ACG is the history of US private capital. A must-read for all dealmakers." -Randy Schwimmer, Senior Managing Director, Head of Origination and Capital Markets at Churchill Asset Management and Founder/Publisher of “The Lead Left"



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