Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The ACG New York Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee serves as the center of influence across the NY Middle Market M&A community by creating greater awareness of the benefits of DEI and spearheading programming, networking opportunities, mentorship of underrepresented groups, and diverse membership recruitment efforts.

ACG New York's membership fully reflects the diversity of NYC and all members have an equal voice and influence on the M&A community and its activity.  ACG New York views diversity as an asset that enriches the bottom lines and lives of everyone involved.

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Diversity Equity & Inclusion News & Articles

ARKVIEW CAPITAL: FILLING THE CAPITAL VACUUM TO SCALE DIVERSE BUSINESSES
Learn how ACG member, Arkview Capital, completed its first investment and took its first step toward its long-term objective of helping diversity-oriented businesses gain access to capital.

  • Genesis Bank is a state-chartered, digital-first Minority Depository Institution (MDI) in Los Angeles focused on serving diverse communities in Southern California
  • The transaction came by way of an oversubscribed initial capital raise of $57 million
  • MDIs have competitive advantages, including access to low-cost, mission-driven deposits, regulatory and tax credits
  • Genesis Bank is one of only two multi-racial MDIs in the nation
     

WHY BELONGING IS KEY TO BUILDING THE NEW WORFORCE 
Learn how by making belonging a priority, companies can boost employee retention and performance.

"Businesses are spending more money on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives than ever before. By one estimate, the global market for DEI reached $7.5 billion in 2020, and it is expected to more than double by 2026. But such financial commitments have been followed by a slew of reports questioning the results of all that spending — including ones that say such programs have 'largely failed' and often 'implode.' "
 

MARYLAND INNO - COMMITING TO DEI: 7 STAGES TO DELIVERING HIGER PERFORMANCE 
Diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces demonstrate a real commitment to understanding where the problems lie and creating new ways of working so that a truly diverse community can thrive.

"Studies have found that companies with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across the enterprise are more successful than those without. Why is there still a question regarding the value of DEI? If the goal of business is to perform, i.e., generate more revenue, raise share price, have a greater profit than last year, then having a commitment to diversity should no longer be an option. It should be as much an imperative as a strong balance sheet or growing EBITDA."
 

THE NEW DECADE CALLS FOR GREATER FIRM DIVERSITY
Want to attract the best talent, draw investors and yield greater returns? Diversity can help you achieve those goals.

Although gender diversity has come into focus within private equity over the last decade, female investment professionals continue to make up only a small share of the industry’s workforce. The stats are even worse when it comes to women-owned emerging managers.

 

CREATING AN INCLUSIVE FIRM CULTURE
Building and retaining a diverse team takes leadership prioritization, time and tenacity. Here’s how to get started.

As I wrote in “The New Decade Calls for Greater Firm Diversity,” private equity firms that have created an inclusive culture consider it a strength and competitive advantage. Few middle-market firms are too small to embark on and benefit from a diversified team. In speaking to one lower middle-market managing partner, I learned his firm has achieved age, gender and ethnic diversity across its four investment professionals and has benefited from what he described as “the different perspectives that the diversity provides.”

 

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ACG NY DEI Use of Growth TV Video for DEI Network Page

ACG'S GROWTH TV DISCUSSES DE&I
Nearly two years after the death of George Floyd, business leaders continue to drive progress within their spheres of influence, with diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Three such leaders join GrowthTV to discuss corporate finance’s pursuit of DE&I initiatives within the workplace.  

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