SOURCE: Association for Corporate Growth

February 28, 2007 09:50 ET

China International Private Equity Forum Announced

1,000 Private Chinese Companies Meet Western Investors Organized by ACG, City of Tianjin, and All China Federation Event to Be Held June 6-8 in Tianjin, China

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 28, 2007 -- The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the All China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and the Tianjin Municipal People's Government as host and lead organizer, are pleased to announce the First China International Private Equity Forum on June 6-8 in Tianjin, China.

The event is expected to attract over 1,000 private Chinese companies seeking Western investment pre-screened by ACG and Chinese government officials, private equity professionals, intermediaries, corporate development executives, lawyers, consultants and others interested in investing in China. ACG will assist in scheduling interpreters for one-on-one meetings between investors and Chinese company executives.

"ACG is pleased to join with the City of Tianjin and the All China Federation to co-host this exciting event," said outgoing ACG Chairman Patrick Hurley, Managing Director of MidMarket Capital Advisors. "With China's explosive growth and recent opening up to outside investment, and ACG's private equity, banking and corporate members looking for promising new investments, this is an excellent partnership that should benefit all involved."

"Combined with the efforts and cooperation of ACFIC and ACG, I strongly believe that this event will surely be successful, enhance financing opportunities for Chinese SME, create a new platform for Western investors entering China, and provide a winning experience of utilizing private equity to create public wealth," said Mayor Dai Xianglong, who ran China's central bank for eight years before being appointed the Mayor of Tianjin.

The China International Private Equity Forum will include high-profile keynote speakers and informative panels on investing in China. It will also include ACG's renowned Capital Connection event combined with ACG's Deal Source, or "speed dating," so that Western investors and other professionals can engage in private meetings to discuss opportunities with Chinese companies and professionals.

The First China International Private Equity Forum also presents ACG members and other investors an opportunity to network with other leading private equity professionals, corporate development executives, and intermediaries from the United States, Europe and Asia, as well as Chinese entrepreneurs and government officials.

"With ACG's 53 chapters in North America and Europe and the association's rapid growth, China presents a promising place for greater ACG involvement," said Daniel A. Varroney, ACG President & CEO. "I'd like to thank our Chinese partners, as well as Patrick Hurley for his hard work and foresight in driving this initiative for ACG."

"Three parties working closely together shows our sincerity and confidence in this event," said Mr. Hu Deping, Vice Chairman of All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce. "I believe this forum will bring new business dynamics to Tianjin, and becomes a model for the whole country to follow."

Registration is $1,500 for ACG members. Registration includes transportation from Beijing and Tianjin airports. Hotel arrangements at the Renaissance Tianjin Teda Hotel and Convention Center and other details will be coordinated by ACG. Other activities include tours of Tianjin and the Great Wall of China as well as golf and other recreational options. For registration or sponsorship inquiries, please check www.acg.org for updated information.

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Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the leading global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at over 11,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 53 chapters in North America and Europe. For more information, please visit: www.acg.org.

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