ACG Chicago to Host The 4th Annual Healthcare M&A Conference

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Providing a prescription for success to investors in the healthcare industry

“Some of the most prominent players in the industry from around the country will unite in Chicago to discuss prescriptions for successful growth and investment in this dynamic healthcare environment.”

The Association for Corporate Growth Chicago (ACG Chicago), the premier professional organization driving middle market growth and investments, will bring together leading healthcare executives, investors and advisors for key insights into this volatile industry and to drive deal flow at the 4th Annual Healthcare M&A Conference on June 20th. This annual gathering of management and investors will host 200-300 experienced healthcare professionals at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

In 2012, there were over 1,000 healthcare M&A transactions, the most in five years, totaling $143.3 billion in value according to Levin Associates. This smaller average deal size of $134.0 million indicates a strong and active middle market.  Those who are ready to capitalize in this high growth sector have a bright outlook. Tom Turmell, ACG Chicago Board President, Chair of the conference and Managing Director of TMT Capital Partners relays the significance of this conference; “Some of the most prominent players in the industry from around the country will unite in Chicago to discuss prescriptions for successful growth and investment in this dynamic healthcare environment.” 

The conference will open with ‘A State of the Industry’ discussion with Eric Hammelman, Vice President of Avalere Health and John Kelliher, Senior Managing Director of Marwood Group. Hammelman and Kelliher will evaluate the changing patterns in legislation, provide data-driven analysis of outcomes affecting business, and offer immediate solutions to investors seeking to thrive in this diverse marketplace. 

The afternoon will continue with a point counter-point interchange on the optimal healthcare solutions provided by national experts Honorable Bart Stupak, Partner at Venable and Author of the House of Representatives’ version of the Affordable Care Act and Ted Dabrowski, Vice President of Policy at the Illinois Policy Institute. “The healthcare industry is changing with or without legislation but we are in the homestretch of instituting the ACA and everyone is trying to understand how it will affect the industry. Hearing from these two very different perspectives should be enlightening and thought provoking.” said Craig Miller, ACG Chicago CEO.

Equally important sessions follow including key insights, commentaries, and lessons learned from some of the most respected industry executives. Topics and some companies represented include:

  •     Innovation: Information and Analytics  (Accretive Health, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Explorys, Inc., ViMedicus, Ziegler)
  •     Deals: The Regulatory Impact & Opportunities (Farragut Square Group)
  •     Outsourcing the Pharma Device Industries (American Capital, Ltd., GTCR, 11T Partners, LLC, Tekni-Plex International, Inc.), and
  •     The Economics of Today’s Healthcare Deal (Frazier Healthcare, Houlihan Lokey, Linden Capital Partners, Regent Surgical Health, Waud Capital Partners, LLC)
  •     The web conference page ( contains specific detailed information including the speakers’ names and titles and other conference information. 

ACG Chicago will conclude the conference with a highly anticipated evening reception, fashioned after the ACG Capital Connection and hosted by dozens of leading private equity investors in healthcare. This key session of networking and relationship building drives investment and deal flow among these professionals.

More information about the speakers, hosting firms, ACG Chicago or registration is available at or at 877-ACG-Network [877-224-6389]. Early pricing discounts end June 7, 2013 for member and public registrations.

About ACG Chicago 

ACG Chicago is the premier association for corporate development, investment, and merger and acquisition professionals. A leader in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) global network, ACG Chicago boasts a membership of 1000 foremost authorities who form a diverse and knowledgeable network of corporate executives, capital sources, and key advisors that all share a strong commitment to leadership in the field of strategic corporate growth and to building stakeholder value. The ACG Chicago Board of 29 dedicated members along with 100 committee members focus on the needs of these professionals to build unparalleled opportunities for networking, deal-making, personal growth and professional development. ACG Chicago provides its members with professional and business opportunities as well as the most current information through its ongoing luncheon series, breakfast seminars, regional conferences, in-depth publications, online communications and data, and social events. 

Visit for more information or call 877-224-6389.

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