Event Co-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. 

2020 Conference Co-Chairs:

 

Melissa Li
Managing Director & Head, Private Capital Group,
CIBC Capital Markets 

 

Michael Rudanycz
Managing Director,
SLC Management | Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada 


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.

 2020 Social Committee Co-Chairs:

 

Melanie Russell
Founder,
Kalex Valuations Inc

 

Kyla Mahar
Partner,
Miller Thomson LLP

 

 

 

 

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.

 2020 Young Professionals Committee Co-Chairs:

 

Sean McKinnon
Head of Business Development,
Novacap

 

Maria Sagan
Partner,
McMillan LLP

Young Professionals Webinar
December 8, 2020
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Golf Classic

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

 2020 Golf Committee Co-Chairs:

 

Nick Lalani
Consultant
ACG Golf co-chair

 

 

Evan Bennitt
Managing Director,
BMO Capital Markets

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. 

Announcing the 2020 DealSource North Co-Chairs:

 

Cormac MacLochlainn
Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking,
Raymond James Bank

 

Matthew Roberts
Vice President, Mid-Market M&A,
RBC


Special initiative's Committee

 2020 Special Initiatives Program Co-Chairs:

 

Steve Conrad
ACG Toronto

 

David Poirier
CEO,
The Poirier Group