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 Stephanie McAlaine at smcalaine@acg.

Upcoming Events

M&A in the Never Normal - What's Happening Now and What's Next?
July 15th, 11:30 am - 1 pm (via Zoom)



Steering Committee:

  • Brad Segal, Comcast Corporation (Chair)
  • Sean Dineen, Quaker Chemical Corporation
  • Scott Heery, KPMG LLP
  • Joan de la Paz Hellmer, Affiliated Distributors
  • Richard Jaffe, Duane Morris LLP
  • Andrew McBride, AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V.
  • Nicolas Rompre, Campbell Soup Company
  • Ian Rubin, Braskem America
  • Matthew Tomkin, Teleflex, Inc.

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

  • 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)
  • M&A East Strategic Acquirers Reception (October 2017)
  • Corporate Buyers' Roundtable: Golf Course M&A (May 2017)
  • Corporate Development Strategy around Activist Investors - Managing and Capitalizing on Industry Disruption (February 2017)