Committee Chairs

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The Toronto Chapter connects with more than 2,500 executives across North America and is the leading Canadian association for middle market investment. As the largest international chapter in the ACG network (launched in 1971) – ACG Toronto represents leading investment sector organizations in Canada’s largest financial market. ACG Toronto hosts a series of 30+ conferences and events and provide opportunities for networking, deal opportunities, industry knowledge and research.

EVENT TYPES:

Capital Connection conference

The Association for Corporate Growth Toronto Chapter (ACG Toronto) presents an annual conference  called Capital Connection Conference – Canada’s largest and most prominent debt and equity marketplace. This Conference is held in November brings together mid-market company executives, business owners, intermediaries and service providers with influential executives from Canadian and US private equity firms, banks and specialty financial institutions.

In conjunction with the conference we run an Annual DealSource event. This event connects Private Equity and Capital providers with Investment Banks and M&A Advisory organizations. The format focuses on pre-scheduled business development meetings to discuss deal-flow opportunities in the Canadian mid-market investment sector. 

SOCIALs

The Association for Corporate Growth Toronto Chapter (ACG Toronto) presents up to 5 social networking events per year in conjunction with our board meetings. You will have the chance to network amongst other mid-market executives in Toronto.

Young Professionals 

The Association for Corporate Growth Toronto Chapter (ACG Toronto) has a young professionals committee who present 5 event per year. These events range from social networking events to educational panel style events. This committee provide the opportunity for our under 35 year olds in the mid-market sector connect.

Golf Classic

Each year ACG Toronto host a golf tournament at Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinburg. 

DealSource North

Investment Banking firms from Canada the US will conduct pre-scheduled meetings with Capital providers; specifically PEG's, Family Offices, Credit Funds and other Lenders, to discuss investment opportunities. Predetermined 20 minute meetings will take place on a 1/1 basis in the private DealSource lounge at a venue downtown Toronto. 

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Capital Connection Co-Chair

Sean McKinnon

Head of Business Development, Novacap Partners
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Capital Connection Co-Chair

Debra Dobson

Partner, Peloton Capital Management
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Social Committee Co-Chair

Kyla Mahar

Partner, Miller Thomson LLP
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Social Committee Co-Chair

Melanie Russell

Founder, Kalex Valuations Inc.
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Young Professionals Co-Chair

Eli Brenner

Managing Director, KSV Advisory Inc.
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Young Professionals Co-Chair

Maria Sagan

Partner, McMillan LLP
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Golf Classic Co-Chair

Nick Lalani

Corporate Services Manager, Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture
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Golf Classic Co-Chair

Evan Bennitt

Managing Director & National Market Leader, BMO Capital Markets
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DealSource Chair

Reggie George

Managing Director, Investment Banking, TD Securities
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DealSource Chair

Cormac MacLochlainn

Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking, Raymond James Bank
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Special Initiatives Program Co-Chairs

Steve Conrad

ACG Toronto
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Special Initiatives Program Co-Chairs

David Poirier

CEO, The Poirier Group
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Membership Committee Chair

Sean Flinn

Vice President, Co Head M&A Practice, BFL Canada
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Ottawa Advisory Committee Co-Chair

Stephan May

Managing Director, Welch Capital Partners