Strategic Acquirers' Network

Strategic Acquirers Network

"Networking with corporate development colleagues provides a unique opportunity to share ideas and best practices" Chemical Industry Acquirer

ACG Philadelphia's Strategic Acquirers' Network Committee hosts exclusive, strictly peer-to-peer, events throughout the year for Corporate Development Officers and other corporate transactional executives to share experiences and best practices while developing relationships in a convenient, enjoyable and relaxing setting.

Our invitation-only gatherings ensure that you will have the opportunity to network, compare strategies, share ideas and experiences with your peers to help improve your acquisition success. To get on the invitation list to these events, please contact Jen Simons at

Upcoming Events


Steering Committee:

  • Brad Segal, Eurofins (Chair)
  • Sean Dineen, Quaker Houghton
  • Kevin Foley, GSK
  • Joan de la Paz Hellmer, KPI Integrated Solutions
  • Andrew McBride, AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V.
  • Nicolas Rompre, Campbell Soup Company
  • Ian Rubin, Braskem America
  • Alex Tablin-Wolf, Axalta Coating Systems

Prior corporate buyer participants

AMETEK, AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V., AquaAmerica, Aramark, Brother Int'l, Campbell's Soup, CertainTeed, Comcast, Connexin Software, Day & Zimmermann, Dupont, Eurofins Scientific, GSK, Hawke Aerospace, Independence Blue Cross, Joy Cone Company, Liberation Behavioral Health, NutriSystems, PCI Pharma Services, PeopleShare, PepBoys, Quaker Chemical, QVC, SAP, S. Walter Packaging Corp., Saint-Gobain, Saxbys Coffee, Senior Care Centers of America, Inc. , SunGard, TE Connectivity, Teleflex, Telerx, Triumph, Urban Outfitters, Vishay, Wise Snacks and more...

Past Events & Speakers

  • Strategic Acquirers Approach to Auctions (June 2022)
  • Best Practices in Sourcing (March 2022, a joint PEER/SAN event) 
  • Hiring, Retaining & Developing Talent (A Virtual Huddle (Feb 2022)
  • When to Consider M&A, Partnership, or Minority Investments - A Virtual Deal Huddle (December 2021)
  • Managing Integration - A Virtual Huddle Discussion for Acquirers (August 2021)
  • Multi-City Corporate Development Roundtable: Banker Perspective on the Corporate Buyer (March 2021)
    • Participating Chapters: Detroit, Denver, Philadelphia and St. Louis
  • Virtual Events & Networking at M&A East 2020 (October 2020)
    • PE-Backed Executives/Strategic Acquirers Roundtable - A Return to Inorganic Growth: Changing Expectations of M&A
    • SAN Huddles - Candid, small group discussions of current topics with SANs
    • 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: M&A in the Never Normal - What's Happening Now and What's Next? (July 2020)
  • Corporate Development Best Practices: Sourcing, Screening & Execution - A Joint Event with PEER (Private Equity-backed Executives Roundtable  (March 2020)
  • M&A East Strategic Acquirers Reception (October 2019) 
  • What it Takes to Win as a Strategic Today (June 2019)
  • Changing M&A Landscape for Strategic Acquirers (March 2019)
  • M&A East Strategic Acquirers Reception (October 2018)
  • Tech-Inspired M&A: Acquiring digital capabilities to enhance organic growth (May 2018)
  • Tax Reform - Evolving Strategic M&A Dynamics (March 2018)