ACG’s InterGrowth® 2015 Conference Warms Up Dealmaking in U.S.

The go-to middle-market M&A conference draws nearly 2,000 top professionals to Orlando, Fla.

April 15, 2015: ORLANDO—ACG, the global organization focused on driving middle-market growth, further solidified its position as the leading source for networking and dealmaking with its 44th annual InterGrowth conference in Orlando at the Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Bonnet Creek Hotels. More then $82 billion in investable capital was represented at the event, making InterGrowth the leading venue for middle-market dealmaking.

"InterGrowth is always a who’s who of global middle-market M&A," said ACG InterGrowth 2015 Chairman W. Braun Jones III, managing director, Stonehaven Capital. "What’s more, this year’s attendees represent 24% of the total private equity deals closed in the U.S., deploying over $18 billion in the first quarter of 2015 alone."

Attendees were treated to two powerhouse keynote presentations: an interview by CBS Sports Greg Gumbel of golf legend and Great White Shark Enterprises CEO Greg Norman.  Futurist and Exponential Organizations best-author Salim Ismail also addressed the InterGrowth audience.

"InterGrowth continues to serve as the touchstone event for deal-makers in the middle-market, no matter the industry or sector," said Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE, president and CEO of ACG Global. "The conference is not only a catalyst for ACG’s mission of driving middle-market growth, but also showcases ACG’s ever-growing public policy efforts, like the newly formed ACG Private Equity Regulatory Task Force (PERT)."