SOURCE: ACG Orange County

January 17, 2013 09:00 ET

Association for Corporate Growth Orange County Showcases Popularity of Private Equity at Dealmakers Marketplace

TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 17, 2013) - The Association for Corporate Growth, Orange County (ACG OC) Chapter, will host its 11th Annual Private Equity Night on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 5:00-8:30 PM at the St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach. The "Dealmakers Marketplace" will showcase deal flow and feature wine tasting for professional services firms.

Private Equity Night is ACGOC's signature annual event, consistently drawing more than 500 attendees from the mergers and acquisitions community, including private equity firms, investment bankers, attorneys, lenders, business owners, chief financial officers, chief executive officers, and commercial bankers, as well as the "Who's Who" of the M&A market in Southern California. 

"Depending on the principals, the ACG Dealmakers Marketplace can be an early stage catalyst for mergers & acquisitions dialogue," said Gerik Degner, event chair and partner at Alpine Pacific Capital. "On the other hand, it may serve to continue building a relationship that goes back months or even years. The deals being discussed here are often complex transactions that take significant amounts of time to bring to fruition. Our role is to be a springboard and facilitate those connections. That's our value proposition."

This year, more than 40 equity and capital firms from across the country will participate in the event including: Alpine Pacific Capital; Avant Advisory Group; Avante Mezzanine Partners; BDO; Bertram Capital; BNY Mellon; Brentwood Associates; Bunker Hill Capital; CID Capital; Clearlight; Cole Taylor Business Capital; Cornerstone Capital Holdings; Cyprium Partners; Dorsey; Duff & Phelps; Evergreen Pacific Partners; First Foundation Advisors; Gen Cap America; GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group; Grey Mountain Partners; H.I.G. Capital; Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Co.; K&L Gates; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Mergers & Acquisitions; Monroe Capital; Northern Trust; Northstar Capital; Odyssey Investment Partners; Parallax Capital Partners, LLC; PNC Business Credit; Renovo Capital, LLC; Riordan Lewis & Hayden; River Associates Investments, LLC; Rutan & Tucker LLP; Seacoast Capital Partners; Sentinel Capital; Serent Capital; Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP; Solis Capital; Sorenson Capital; Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth; Sun Capital; Trivista Business Group, Inc.; TSG Consumer Partners; U.S. Bank; Vance Street Capital; VMG Partners; Weston Presidio and Windjammer Capital Investors. A full listing can be found at

"In view of the strong numbers our private equity event typically pulls, it would be easy for committee members to simply replicate those elements that have generated past success," said Dave Krajanowski, ACG Orange County chapter president and co-managing partner at SingerLewak LLP. "To their credit, they always look for ways of making it better -- and this year they have done it yet again by raising the bar yet again."

The Private Equity Marketplace Presenting Sponsors include BDO; Dorsey & Whitney LLP; First Foundation Advisors; K&L | Gates; Mergers & Acquisitions; PitchBook; Rutan & Tucker, LLP; Stradling Attorneys at Law; and U.S. Bank. Event sponsors are Avant Advisory Group; BNY Mellon; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP; Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP; and TriVista. The Sommelier sponsor is Duff & Phelps.

Admission to Private Equity Night is $115 for members and $225 for non-members. For more information or to register, call 714-259-1224 or email or access

ACG-OC Platinum Sponsors include: Community Bank; Dorsey & Whitney; Hardesty; Hein & Associates; McColl Partners; McGladrey; Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth; and U.S. Bank.

ACG-OC Gold Sponsors include ADP; Aon Risk Services Inc.; Daly-Swartz PR; D.A. Davidson & Co.; Euler Hermes; First Bank; Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP; GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC; Grant Thornton LLP; Marketwire; PNC Business Credit; Robert Half International; Union Bank; White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP; and Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corporation.

The ACG-OC Academy Sponsor is SingerLewak; CEO/Corporate Leader Sponsor is The Shepherd Group; Printing Sponsor is Meridian Graphics; New Member Sponsor is Snell & Wilmer, and Women's Event Sponsor is Comerica Bank.

About ACG Orange County
Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth ( is a global organization with 56 chapters involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. 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. Learn more at

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