DETROIT--(www.acg.org/detroit).)--Some 600 merger & acquisition professionals such as investment bankers, traditional bankers, attorneys, accountants and consultants will descend on Downtown Detroit for the 4th annual Great Lakes ACG Capital Connection, September 19-20, 2012, which is being hosted by ACG Detroit Chapter, a 300 member chapter of M&A professionals (
“Our Annual Great Lakes Capital Connection has quickly become a popular event with merger and acquisition professionals from the Midwest and throughout the country”
The event is a collaboration of seven Great Lakes ACG Chapters from, Detroit, Western Michigan, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Columbus and Cincinnati.
The two-day gathering of business financial experts will include keynote addresses by Josh Linkner, managing partner, Detroit Venture Partners, founder, chairman and former chief executive officer of ePrize, and New York Times bestselling author, and Tom Wilson, president and CEO of Olympia Entertainment.
There will also be a series of informative seminars and panel discussions including:
- Top 10 Reasons Deals Succeed/Not Succeed
- After the Deal is Done: Building a High Performing Organizational Structure
- Market Research with Jamie Bender, Director Ducker World Wide, and Fred Feinberg, Phelps Collegiate Professor of Management, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
On both days there will be networking sessions for deal making designed to match up lenders with buyers and sellers.
Cost of the event is $290 for ACG Members, $390 for non members, and $100 for Welcome Reception at the Ignite Club, MGM Grand Detroit Casino.
“Our Annual Great Lakes Capital Connection has quickly become a popular event with merger and acquisition professionals from the Midwest and throughout the country,” explained Gretchen Perkins, chairperson for the event, vice president for Huron Capital Partners, Detroit, and Detroit ACG Board Member. “It offers lenders, buyers and sellers an opportunity to meet, plus we offer a series of informative panel discussions and talks.”
Platinum sponsors of the event are Dykema, Grant Thorton, PNC and Gold Sponsors include Dickinson Wright, Plante Moran and Wells Fargo Insurance. A VIP Reception will be hosted by Fifth Third. Silver Sponsors are Advantage Partners, Inc., Bank of America, BDO, FirstMerit Bank Business Credit, Huron Capital Partners, Huron Consulting Group, IntraLinks, McGladrey, MelCap Partners, O2 Investment Partners, and TriVista.
Additional information and registration is available at www.acg-glcc.org.
ACG’s 14,000 members include professionals from private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, as well as from law, accounting, investment banking and other firms that provide advisory services. Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 58 chapters. Learn more at www.acg.org. ACG drives middle market growth, with information at www.middlemarketgrowth.org.