The AM&AA® Announces Summer Conference: “Heating UP: M & A Activity on the Rise," July 19-21, 2011, Hilton Chicago

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Semi-Annual Meeting to Feature Enhanced Transaction Exchange, with Private Equity Expo and Deal Bash Events

I expect to see much private equity capital put to work at our summer conference, July 19-21", comments Michael Nall, Founder of the AM&AA.

The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (AM&AA), the leading association and credentialing body for middle market M&A professionals, will hold the association’s 13th annual Summer Conference; July 19-21, 2011, at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

The event will feature two full days of education from industry experts on issues related to the current financial climate. In addition, the conference will include an enhanced and extended, day-long Transaction Exchange. Hundreds of leading intermediaries, investment bankers, attorneys, private equity professionals, CPA’s, business advisory firms and corporate development professionals are expected to participate. The conference is global, attracting attendees from Australia, Brazil and Germany, among others.

Featured Speakers include: Jim Cohen, executive VP, Mergers & Acquisitions, Consolidated Graphics: He will discuss: A Consolidation Strategy that Works. Dr. John Paglia, Pepperdine University, will cover The State of the Middle Markets: Evidence from the Pepperdine Capital Markets Project: notes that the current private equity capital overhang is $477 billion. With this level of dry powder waiting to be spent by Private Equity Investors, The Transaction Exchange and Deal Bash are a critical focal point of the Conference.

The Transaction Exchange will feature a full day of networking between private equity professionals and intermediaries on Thursday, July 21st. That afternoon at the Deal Bash, Intermediaries and Investment bankers’ attendees will be given the chance to present their transaction opportunities. Opportunities of all types will be showcased as deal makers meet with private equity and mezzanine players in this highly interactive, efficient exchange. I expect to see much private equity capital put to work at our summer conference, July 19-21, comments Michael Nall, Founder of the AM&AA.”

“Since its founding 13 years ago, AM&AA has provided its members with superior educational value, including the ability to earn recognized credentials, such as our Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor® (CM&AA) credential. These programs provide our members with the necessary certifications to excel in the transactional advisory business and achieve the highest recognized standards of professional excellence,”

For information about the AM&AA July 19-21, 2011 Conference, please visit; Email info(at)amaaonline(dot)org or call at 877-844-2535.

About AM&AA
The AM&AA is the leading association and credentialing body for middle market M&A professionals. Our leadership and people have unrivaled multidisciplinary expertise in the financial services industry. AM&AA members represent sellers and buyers of businesses ranging from $5 to $500 million in transaction value. Their services are seller representation, buyer representation, due diligence, accounting financing, business valuation, tax planning legal, strategic, other advisory and transaction services. The AM&AA offers members a solid platform for professional collaboration.


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