Alliance of M&A Advisors and CFO Alliance Team Up to Tap Vast Middle Market Opportunity

2013 Global Conference to be First Mid Market Offering

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Our theme could not be more timely. With the U.S. presidential election and the uncertain economy, this sector is only now gaining attention – Mike Nall

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 28, 2012

With a shared focus on middle market business and mutual goals to lead and facilitate knowledge sharing, development of a broader range of tailored solutions and relationship-building within this vastly over-looked and under-served sector, the Alliance of M&A Advisors (The Alliance) and The CFO Alliance (The CFOA) today announced a new business affiliation.

According to the chief executives of both organizations, this new strategic alliance will allow the two like-minded and leading middle market professional communities to better serve and harness the resources, opportunities and players within this highly fragmented sector. Together The Alliance and The CFOA will undertake new market research, and combine and exponentially increase their capacities for live and virtual knowledge-sharing, connecting all players – both business owners and professionals – in the segment. They will also work together toward building a new middle market center of excellence.

“We are excited about this new strategic alliance with The CFOA, and we are endeavoring to identify additional organizations – both business and education partners – to be a part of our efforts to centralize all aspects of middle market business and activity,” explained Michael R. Nall, founder, The Alliance. “It is appropriate, therefore, that our first joint effort is a conference for all those engaged in the expansive and highly diverse global middle market space.”

The Alliance, based in Chicago, is the premier international organization, with 870-plus members, serving the educational and resource needs of the middle market M&A profession.

The conference, hosted by The Alliance, will be held January 14-17, 2013, in Miami, FL. The focus of the program, “The Middle Market: Our World of Opportunity,” is targeted to all those who own, operate or advise middle market companies – from CFOs and CPAs to attorneys, investment bankers, private equity professionals and service providers.

"Our theme could not be more timely. With the U.S. presidential election and the uncertain economy, this sector is only now gaining attention – in the media, in political discussions and amongst business leaders across industries and segments, both in the U.S. and around the globe," asserted Nall.

"The latest research, undertaken by some of the world's most prestigious organizations and universities, is validating what those of us – including our new business partner The CFOA – have understood for quite some time: The middle market is a massive engine that has the power to transform business, renew prosperity and drive economic opportunities both here in the U.S. and around the globe – immediately and over the long term.”

In a statement issued today, Nall said: “We are committed to serve the large and fragmented middle market, organizing and connecting people, ideas, and capital solutions in one place. Our members learn and earn more together, and so we are pleased to collaborate with The CFOA and others who share a focus on the middle market – those companies with revenues of $5 million to $500 million. Our new strategic alliance will allow us to better support our respective communities of middle market business owners, C-suite executives, investors and the advisors who serve them.”

According to The CFOA’s Nick Araco, Jr., founder and CEO, “By joining together to leverage all of our many complementary relationships and resources, the independent members of both organizations will now be much better positioned to drive the individual and corporate performance of middle market companies.”

Araco added, “By coming together for our January 2013 conference, ‘The Middle Market: Our World of Opportunity,’ and carefully selecting Miami as our ideal gathering place and starting point – the gateway to Latin America and the port of call for North American and cross-border opportunity – we are on the road to realizing our vision of this new middle market center of excellence.”

The CFOA, a global community of 3,400-plus senior financial leaders and corporate decision makers, brings together the experience, knowledge, and collective wisdom of peers, subject-matter experts and academic authorities to enable senior financial leaders and decision makers to increase business effectiveness and success.

"Like the AM&AA, The CFOA is also partnering with many of the same and leading research organizations and academic institutions in an effort to bring forward the latest research and translate new data pertaining to the middle market,” Araco said. "We look forward to leveraging core strengths and proven experience to deliver the middle market strategies, skills, processes, ideas and solutions business owners and advisors need to achieve success and increase business value both here and across borders."

Organizations interested in learning more about The Alliance’s plans for the middle market center of excellence should contact The Alliance at 877.844.2535 or email info(at)amaaonline(dot)org.

For details and to register for the AM&AA/The CFOA winter conference, “The Middle Market: Our World of Opportunity,” please visit http://www.mandaconnection.org or call, 877.844.2535. Follow conference updates on Twitter @ #worldofopp2013.

The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (AM&AA) is the premier international organization serving the educational and resource needs of the middle market M&A profession. Established in 1998 to bring together CPAs, attorneys and other experienced corporate financial advisors, AM&AA's 870-plus professional services firms draw upon and share their expertise to better serve the need of middle market companies worldwide. AM&AA members represent sellers and buyers of businesses ranging from $5 to $500 million in transaction value. For more information, visit http://www.amaaonline.org.

The CFO Alliance (CFOA) was established in September 2007 to promote connectivity through a professional community of leading financial executives. It brings together the experience, knowledge, and collective wisdom of peers, subject matter experts, and academic authorities to enable senior financial leaders and decision makers to be more effective and act with greater confidence throughout their career. The CFOA has a presence in 12 U.S markets: New York; Boston; Washington, D.C.; New Jersey; Connecticut; Chicago; Dallas; Fort Worth; Phoenix; Charlotte; South Florida; and Philadelphia. For more information, please visit http://www.theCFOalliance.org, and follow The CFO Alliance Community on Twitter @theCFOAlliance.


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