Apply for Membership for ACG Tampa Bay

ACG Tampa Bay is an Approval Chapter ... ACG Tampa Bay provides high quality programs and resources focused on corporate growth best practices and the opportunity to develop relationships with the area’s top private equity groups, corporate executives, financial intermediaries, attorneys, accountants, commercial and investment bankers, valuation specialists, and other professionals.

As a premier professional organization, ACG Tampa Bay seeks to maintain a membership balance of senior-level business leaders in these roles. Therefore, we accept only members who meet our core business criteria and intend to further our chapter objectives and professionalism.

As an approval chapter, PLEASE note that after you fill out the application, it will say $0 due, and your credit card will be charged once the Membership Approval Committee reviews your application.  PLEASE make sure you receive an email confirmation that your application has gone through.

Apply for ACG Tampa Bay membership here 


Our annual dues are only $375; Emerging Professionals dues are $225 and are effective for three (3) years or until member is 35.

Membership Requirements and the Approval Process
ACG Tampa provides high quality programs and resources focused on corporate growth best practices and the opportunity to develop relationships with the area’s top private equity groups, corporate executives, financial intermediaries, attorneys, accountants, commercial and investment bankers, valuation specialists, and other professionals.

As a premier professional organization, ACG Tampa Bay seeks to maintain a membership balance of high-level business leaders in these roles. Therefore, we accept only members who meet our core business criteria and intend to further our chapter objectives and professionalism.

Applicants are encouraged to attend a chapter event and discuss membership with board members, the Chapter Executive, or the Membership Committee in advance of completing an application.

Member Sponsor:

All new applicants must be recommended and sponsored by at least one ACG Tampa Bay member in good standing and be approved by the ACG Tampa Membership Committee, based on our published criteria. Letters of recommendation will be solicited from sponsors by the Chapter Executive upon submittal of the application.

Should a potential member not know an ACG Tampa Bay member to sponsor him or her, then that person may request an assessment of the application by the Membership Committee.

Membership application process:

Application to ACG is completed online. Incomplete applications are not accepted. Decisions on completed applications may take up to 3 weeks to process.

Applicants have an advantage when they have an ACG Tampa Bay sponsor, letter of recommendation and is currently involved in a position that meets any of the following criteria:

  • C-level executive or principal owner of established company with $5M+ revenue (or funding) or other company executive that works primarily in the M&A, finance, or strategic transaction function of such a company
  • Partner, associate, director, or analyst in established private equity and/or venture capital firm or fund
  • Partner, associate, director, or analyst in investment banking firm or in a financial intermediary firm that focuses on M&A or corporate finance transactions
  • Partner, associate, or similar professional in law firm, accounting firm, valuation firm, or other professional services firm whose individual practice includes, in large part M&A, corporate finance, or other strategic corporate transactions
  • Lender or other senior-level representative (i.e., vice president or higher) of a bank or other commercial lender that serves corporate clients
  • Advisory-based senior-level wealth management professionals whose principal clients are regularly involved in M&A, private equity, or corporate finance transactions
  • Senior-level representative from a company that is a current ACG Tampa Bay annual or Capital Connection sponsor

Other application factors to be considered in application decisions:

  • Purpose of joining ACG Tampa Bay and expected contribution towards ACG Tampa Bay’s mission and vision
  • Current level and role within their company
  • Business within core ACG interest of acquisitions and strategic and organic middle-market business growth
  • Recent senior-level, relevant experience in core ACG interests or disciplines
  • Recent relevant experience in serving on corporate community service or professional boards
  • Extent, level and type of existing contacts and networks
  • Existing or prior membership in other ACG Chapters
  • Level of professionalism, ethics, integrity and demonstrated competence
  • Ability to commit business resources (time and money) to ACG Tampa activities
  • Additional representative from a company that is a current ACG Tampa Bay annual