ACG Hosts Top Midmarket M&A Conference in the U.S.

InterGrowth 2017 draws more than 2,000 attendees from 15 countries

The Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG), the global organization focused on driving middle-market growth, hosted its InterGrowth 2017 conference in Las Vegas at the ARIA Resort and Casino last week. The conference brought together over 800 capital providers and more than 700 investment banks and advisers, as well as hundreds of corporate leaders.

ACG members and InterGrowth attendees are M&A professionals who invest in the middle market. "ACG members and InterGrowth attendees are a vital part of the U.S. economy that accounts for one third of total private employment and generates more than $10 trillion in combined revenues annually," said Jason Brown, partner at Victory Park Capital, and chairman of the board for ACG Global. "If looked at as an individual market segment, the U.S. middle market would be the world’s fifth largest global economy. There’s a reason why events like this have strong attendance."

InterGrowth is a perennial favorite for middle-market professionals and an important strategic networking opportunity. "This is my 14th InterGrowth and there’s a reason that I, along with so many others, come back year after year – consistent tangible results," said Ramsey Goodrich, chairman of InterGrowth 2017 and managing partner of Carter Morse & Mathias. "This annual conference the best way to establish new connections, reconnect with other middle-market business leaders – including investors, corporate executives and transaction professionals –learn the latest trends and best practices, and hopefully land my next deal."

Other highlights of InterGrowth 2017 include:

  • Keynote Speaker Earvin "Magic" Johnson – Now President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, Earvin "Magic" Johnson shared his journey from basketball to business and how he built Magic Johnson Enterprises into the financial and philanthropic powerhouse it is today.
  • InterGrowth’s first-ever Women’s Networking Lunch & Panel – It was standing room only for this session, presented in partnership with Atlantix Partners, which focused on expanding the role of women in private equity.
  • Middle-Market Insights Theater – Live from InterGrowth! – Back by popular demand for a second year, attendees enjoyed a trio of hour-long sessions presented by Duane Morris LLP, Grant Thornton LLP and Merrill Corporation, which were also simulcast to a virtual audience.
  • The Middle-Market Fundraising Boot Camp presented by Buyouts Insider – InterGrowth 2017 closed out with a two-hour program featuring some of the top LPs in the country sharing the latest trends, dos and don’ts of fundraising, and a live in-person pitch analysis.

InterGrowth 2018 will be held May 2-4 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego, California. For more information, please visit www.intergrowth.org.

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About Association for Corporate Growth

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth has chapters worldwide representing 14,500 members. ACG serves 90,000 investors, executives, lenders and advisers to growing middle-market companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth. For more information about ACG, please visit www.acg.org.