SOURCE: Association for Corporate Growth

March 05, 2008 09:00 ET

ACG InterGrowth to Attract Record 2,000 Dealmakers

Be Part of the Largest and Foremost Middle Market M&A Conference, Orlando, FL -- April 9-11, 2008

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the premier authority on corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions, will hold the 37th annual ACG InterGrowth conference in Orlando, FL, at the Marriott World Center Resort, April 9-11, 2008. Record attendance is anticipated, with over 2,000 middle market dealmakers expected to attend the three-day conference.

ACG InterGrowth is the world's largest and foremost international conference for private equity professionals, investment bankers, lenders, corporate development officers, lawyers and other service providers focused on corporate growth and mergers and acquisitions. This year features 150 private equity groups that will participate in the Capital Connection.

"I am often asked what differentiates InterGrowth from other M&A and corporate development conferences," said Mark Jones, Chairman of ACG InterGrowth 2008. "Succinctly put, a lot. There is no other event that brings together so many constituencies of the deal world. For three days in one location, principals from hundreds of firms will gather to network, share best practices, initiate new relationships, build on existing relationships, learn from compelling speakers and informative panels and, last but certainly not least, have fun."

A staggering 75% of members say they've struck deals as a direct result of their membership -- event registration is still open. To register, visit:

Both veterans and new attendees will be pleased with the continued evolution and improvement of the conference:

-- Redesigned DealSource -- Social networking software will allow direct interaction between intermediaries and their appointments, as well as access to the full attendee list a month in advance of the conference. DealSource is nearly full -- Register now to secure your spot!

-- The Capital Connection -- Advance access to a comprehensive online database of private equity groups and their portfolio companies, attendee access to Capital Connection tables in advance of the evening Capital Connection and exhibiting private equity groups organized by deal size focus allows for increased planning and efficiency. Capital Connection is nearly full -- Register now to secure your spot!

-- Recreation & Relaxation -- Increased networking opportunities at the first-ever ACG InterGrowth 5k Run, the return of InterGrowth Tennis, golf outings on both Wednesday and Friday and late evening events on both Wednesday and Thursday nights.

-- New InterGrowth Networking Lounges -- Relax and network in the new General Attendee Lounge, a meeting place designed to increase impromptu networking opportunities.

-- New Educational Sessions -- Keep up to date with current market trends, thought leadership and industry best practices with new ACG University Sessions, specifically designed to address topics pertinent to ACG InterGrowth attendees.

Featured speakers include: Vernon Jordan, Jr., Senior Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co., LLC and political insider; Tom Donahue, President and CEO of the United States Chamber of Commerce; Art Laffer, Founder and CEO, Laffer Associates; and Douglas Lowenstein, President, Private Equity Council.

To view the full slate of programming, please visit the conference brochure at:

"While the economy at large is facing certain challenges, the middle market is still vibrant," said Harris Smith, ACG Chairman. "With the size and scope of attendees, the value proposition that InterGrowth offers is unparalleled, making this year more important than ever to attend."

About ACG

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at more than 11,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 53 chapters in North America and Europe. For more information, please visit

NOTE TO MEDIA: To attend ACG InterGrowth, please contact Bill Haynes at 617-372-4314, or e-mail at

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