PEER: Private Equity-backed Executives' Roundtable

PEER (Private Equity-backed Executives Roundtable) is an invitation-only networking community exclusively for CEOs and CFOs of PE-backed companies.

  • We meet four to five times a year to discuss common challenges as well as to share solutions and tested strategies in a confidential, peer-only environment. (No service providers or investors are allowed.)
  • Every meeting also includes open networking time to provide an opportunity to connect with other people who have truly walked in your shoes.
  • The commitment is small, and the benefits are great.

"No where else do I find a room of CEOs/CFOs who relate to my daily growth challenges!"
    - 4x PE-Backed CFO


Upcoming Events

October 26 2021 - "The Value Creation Journey" -  Part 4: A Changing Landscape: Preparing for Exit & Optimizing Value Creation

Join your PEERs for a candid roundtable discussion to explore strategies and exchange view points on the evolving nature of PE-backed exits in today's environment. 

This session will be a facilitated roundtable discussion of your PEER CEOs/CFOs, many of whom have been through recent exits and share in the unique opportunities and challenges that come with PE backing. Be prepared to share what you know, and ask about what you don't in this confidential format.

  • Pitfalls and challenges in preparing for and navigating exit to maintain and optimize the value you have created
  • Impact of COVID on the traditional closing process (speed, diligence, terms, etc.)
  • Framing COVID impact on your business and exit timing 
  • Buyer landscape - what's changed and where opportunities lie


  • Greg Burkholder, former CEO, Fairway Architectural Railing Solutions (Argosy backed exit Dec 2020)
  • Brian Madocks, former CEO, eOriginals and Revitas (LLR backed exit Dec 2020)
  • Chris Miller, Partner, Troutman Pepper

Curated content designed exclusively for PE-backed Executives, email Stephanie McAlaine at to request an invite.


        This is a four-part series on The Value Creation Journey.

February 23, 2021
April 29, 2021
July 21, 2021
October 26, 2021

PE-backed Executives members of ACG attend at no cost!  Join today and save on M&A East and every PEER Roundtable through June 2022!

Past Events

  • "The Value Creation Journey"
    • SESSION ONE: Fuel the Velocity of Growth: Strategic Planning in a PE-backed Company 2/23/21 (Virtual): (in conjunction with M&A South Conference)
    • SESSION TWO: Talent Optimization 4/29/21 (Virtual)
    • SESSION THREE: Metrics That Matter for Growth, Alignment & Exits 7/21/21 (Virtual)
  • Virtual Events & Networking at M&A East 2020
    • PEER/Strategic Acquirers Roundtable - A Return to Inorganic Growth: Changing Expectations of M&A
    • PEER Huddles - Candid, small group discussions of current topics with PEERs
    • 1:1 Meetings with Investment Bankers, Private Equity Investors, Strategic Buyers and M&A dealmakers
    • Connect with industry focused dealmakers in: Business Svs, Consumer/E-Commerce, Healthcare, Industrial Tech & Mfg, Saas & Tech-enabled Svcs, Special Situations at industry vertical programs or at 1:1s
    • Plenary sessions on The Evolution of the Deal Process and The Rise of the Operating Partner
  • Virtual: New Performance Metrics in a Post-Pandemic World for PE-Backed Executives
  • Joint PEER & SAN Dinner: Corporate Development Best Practices: Sourcing, Screening and Execution
  • Private Equity-backed Roundtable: Planning & Managing Growth During Your PE Hold Period

Are you a PE-backed executive interested in joining us, email for details. 

Thank you to our PEER Sponsors

TD Bank
Troutman Pepper