40th Annual ACG InterGrowth Conference the Largest Ever; Featured High-level Executive-focused Content, High-level Networking Events

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More than 2,050 growth-oriented professionals from across the globe converged in San Diego for the premier middle-market mergers and acquisitions conference

"World-class speakers and events focused on doing business contributed to a record-setting InterGrowth," said Jack Helms, chairman, Lazard Middle Market LLC and chairman of ACG InterGrowth 2011.

ACG InterGrowth, the Association for Corporate Growth’s (ACG), annual conference for middle market growth professionals, attracted more than 2,050 attendees—an all-time high—to the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California this week, featuring high-level networking. ACG is a global organization focused on driving middle-market growth.

"World-class speakers and events focused on doing business contributed to a record-setting InterGrowth," said Jack Helms, chairman, Lazard Middle Market LLC and chairman of ACG InterGrowth 2011. "InterGrowth provides an efficient, convenient way for senior-level middle market professionals to connect and do business. With more than $52 billion of available capital available at InterGrowth, the middle market is looking for ways to put capital to work.”

ACG DealSource® featured nearly 1,000 face-to-face scheduled meetings between intermediaries and private equity and corporate leaders. Click here for a video on how ACG DealSource works.

ACG Capital Connection® provided direct business networking between deal sources and senior partners of exhibiting private equity funds. Over 850 private equity professionals, 300 investment banking professionals and numerous corporate executives participated. Click here for a video on how ACG Capital Connection works.

InterGrowth 2011 featured 150 speakers and panelists in over 36 educational sessions, along with numerous opportunities for executive-level networking, including a welcome reception on the USS Midway aircraft carrier.

Attendees heard from exceptional keynote speakers. Featured speakers included: Retired U.S. Army General, Stanley McChrystal, former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan; Keith Hennessey, former director of the National Economic Council and former assistant to the President for economic policy; Jim Collins, author of How the Mighty Fall And Why Some Companies Never Give In; and Gary S. Pinkus, director, McKinsey & Company.

ACG InterGrowth was followed by a special half-day conference—AsiaGrowth: A Deep Dive Seminar on Doing Business in Asia. The conference featured, Dr. Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang, who facilitated several workshop discussions on doing business in Asia. To view a video of Dr. Gupta and Ms. Wang discussing mergers and acquisitions in Asia, click here.

"The business connections that began at InterGrowth won’t end at InterGrowth,” said Gary A. LaBranche, ACG president and CEO. “75 percent of ACG members report that they have done business with fellow members. This ROI has made ACG the most trusted and respected resource for middle-market growth-oriented investors, lenders, executives and advisors.”

ACG InterGrowth 2012 will be held April 25-27, at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.

About Association for Corporate Growth
ACG’s 14,000 members include investors, lenders, executives and advisors for more than 20,000 of the world’s best middle-market companies. Founded in 1954, ACG has grown into a global organization with 56 chapters. Learn more at http://www.acg.org. ACG drives middle market growth, learn how at http://www.middlemarketgrowth.org.

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