ACG Connecticut Brings Entrepreneurs and Investors Together in Consumer Product Companies Conference

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M&A event focuses on early stage and middle market consumer-facing companies in the Northeast

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This is a significant M&A conference focused on early stage and middle market consumer-facing companies in the Northeast.

The Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG CT) will bring entrepreneurs and investors together in the Consumer Product Companies Conference. James Stammer, CEO of Parfums de Coeur, Ltd., a Darien-based perfume marketer, will give the keynote address. The event will be from 3-8 pm on Thursday, April 4 at the Stamford Marriott.

Attendees, including leading investors and deal-makers, corporate executives and advisors, will meet with CEOs and executives of innovative and growing consumer product companies. The event also features two panels with accomplished deal-makers and senior executives who will review the state of the capital markets for early and late stage consumer products companies.

ACG CT President Karin (McKittrick) Kovacic said, “This is a significant M&A conference focused on early stage and middle market consumer-facing companies in the Northeast. It brings together business owners and operators, buyers and investors, and transaction professionals to discuss the challenges and opportunities within the consumer industries. You don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind conference and networking opportunity!”

In addition to the keynote presentation by James Stammer, the conference will feature two panels:

•Dealmaker Panel: Moderated by Ramsey Goodrich, Managing Director, Carter Morse and Mathias, with Craig Dubitsky, CEO and Founder of Hello Products; Joan McCabe, Managing Partner, Brynwood Partners; and John Reuter, CEO, GHURKA, Brightwork Brand Holdings.

•Executive Panel: Moderated by Mike Archer, Managing Director, McGladrey LLP, with Rich Cremin, Chief Sales Optimist, Life is good; David Yarnell, Operating Partner, Falconhead Capital; and Ashok Vasudevan, CEO, Preferred Brands/Tasty Bite.

Registration and additional information for this consumer event can be found here.

Members of the media are invited to attended free of charge. To reserve your spot, please contact Laura Brophy at lbrophy(at)marketcompr(dot)com.

About ACG
Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth is the premier global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions for mid to large companies. Leaders in corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms focused on building value in their organizations belong to ACG. They recognize the multiple benefits of networking within an influential community of executives growing public and private companies worldwide. For 50 years, ACG members have focused on strategic activities that increase revenues, profits and, ultimately, stakeholder value. Today ACG stands at more than 14,000 members representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid- market companies in 56 chapters in North America, Europe and Asia.

The Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Connecticut) is one of the fastest growing, most vibrant ACG chapters in the country. ACG Connecticut is comprised of close to 300 local professionals focused on middle-market corporate growth (i.e.: mergers and acquisitions, financing opportunities, business development, joint ventures, licensing arrangements, etc.), including a diverse group of private equity funds, intermediaries, lenders, and service providers.

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Laura Brophy
Marketcom PR
203-331-7618
lbrophy(at)marketcompr(dot)com

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