Letter from the President

Welcome to ACG San Francisco!

Thank you for being a part of the San Francisco Chapter for the Associate for Corporate Growth, the premier organization for catalyzing growth of middle market companies.  Our constituents represent business leaders and advisors of growth stage and mature middle market companies transitioning through M&A and organic growth.  We connect capital to ideas, founders to resources, collaboration between partners.  We provide a platform to convene, showcase thought leadership, and build relationships.

It’s never been a more exciting time to a part of the middle market ecosystem in the SF Bay Area! M&A activity, new ideas, and capital flows abound pursuing opportunities in our cradle of innovation.  As we emerge from the crisis over the last year and a half, we’ve all learned from our experiences.  We’ve broken down location barriers with virtual events, allowing business leaders to showcase thought leadership, content programming, conferences, and networking opportunities in a completely virtual environment. 

We look forward to connecting with you as we return to seeing each other in person while also continuing with expanded networking opportunity and efficiency.

We’ve lots to look forward to in the year ahead:

  • Outstanding Growth Awards, showcasing dynamic middle market growth companies in the Bay Area making a difference
  • ACG University for rising stars
  • M&A West Conference in San Francisco live in person in Spring ‘22
  • an expansion of our Corporate Development Officer Roundtable, connecting unique insights from and fostering relationships with strategic acquirers
  • Growing PODs for specific industry and trade verticals and building close relationships for opening doors for other members
  • Food & Beverage forum to highlight exciting local brands
  • Capital Connection & DealSource® Exchange - connecting private equity with investment banks

As we move forward, I welcome your enthusiasm and ideas in benefiting the ACG San Francisco community.  Please reach out to Tyler Smith, Chapter Executive, or myself to discuss how we can help!


Thank you,

Dylan Malot

President, ACG San Francisco

Vice President - Bernstein