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Advisors, Private Equity

Best Dealmaker Events of H2 2016


As summer wraps up, we’re looking forward to industry events in the second half of the year. Here’s what we have on our calendars.

August 2016

August 30: Axial Cocktails & Conversation: Denver

Denver, CO

The Axial Cocktails & Conversations series provides opportunities to meet with dozens of CEOs, advisors, and capital providers from across the country in an intimate setting. Register here.

September 2016

September 7-8: ACG Charlotte Deal Crawl

Charlotte, NC

This two-day event in Charlotte showcases its impressive middle-market M&A cache. Equity providers can take the traditional bar crawl up a notch by visiting the city’s numerous Uptown investment banks. Be sure to take advantage of the IB & PE 1-1 meetings, which requires separate registration.

September 13 – 14: ACG Great Lakes Capital Connection

Cleveland, OH

Join a dynamic networking, deal sourcing, and educational event brought together by seven ACG chapters across the region. Over 1,000 M&A professionals will be in attendance. Don’t miss the Women in Transaction reception on Tuesday night, featuring Project Runway contestant Valerie Mayen.

September 20: Axial Member Dinner: Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN

The invite-only Axial Dinner Series gives local firms and businesses the opportunity to connect with fellow Axial members over a meal. Please fill out this RSVP form to request attendance.

September 21 – 22: ACG New England Fall Conference

Boston, MA

Massachusetts and Connecticut dealmakers convene for this second annual conference, bringing together over 100 M&A professionals. The first day of the event features The BIG Deal Golf Event — 18 holes with senior-level bankers, PE investors, and corp dev professionals. (This outing is invitation only — more info here.)

September 27-8: M&A East

Philadelphia, PA

M&A East is all about dealmaking — take advantage of 1-1 meeting times with unreserved tables and meet people in your space with industry roundtables. Don’t miss the opening keynote, where Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala will recap the first Presidential debate of the year.

September 28: Axial Cocktails & Conversation: Dallas

Axial Cocktails & Conversations goes to Dallas, providing CEOs, advisors, and capital providers the opportunity to mingle in a casual, collegial atmosphere. Register here

October 2016

October 9-11: National Summit for Middle Market Funds

Palm Beach, FL

This lower-middle market dealmaking event combines networking, content, and engaging speakers. Get to Palm Beach early to take part in a golf tournament, women investors networking brunch (invite-only), tennis tournament, or compliance panel for CFOs and compliance officers.

October 17-18: ACG Midwest Capital Connection

Chicago, IL

Build your connects at this midwest ACG event, whose attendees include cross-border dealmakers and minority executives expanding their firms. Corporate Connections sessions provide essential sessions for executives to build out their leadership and growth strategies.

October 20: Axial Concord 2016

New York, NY

Axial’s yearly flagship event once against brings the power of the Axial network to life, gathering over 400 advisors, lenders, CEOs, and investors for networking and top-notch content sessions. With only 2% service providers, you’re guaranteed a productive day full of meetings, impromptu conversations, and industry insights.

November 2016

November 1: ACG New York Retail Conference

New York, NY

This event will take place at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and brings together M&A professionals in the retail industry.

November 1-3: MM360

Naples, FL

This exclusive event promises bold talks on subjects like the contracting credit markets, the next generation of PE managers, and the rise of direct investments. Network with top M&A professionals as you come together to discuss the future of mid-market dealmaking.

November 9-10: ACG Los Angeles Business Conference

Los Angeles, CA

The LA chapter of ACG holds its annual Business Conference, featuring quarterback Peyton Manning, astronaut Captain Scott Kelly, and musician Dave Grohl. Sign up for golf at Brookside Country Club at the Rose Bowl on November 8 to kick off the event.

September 15: Axial Member Dinner: Toronto

Toronto, ON

Join 15-20 fellow Axial CEOs, advisors, and capital providers for an intimate dinner on the opening night of ACG Toronto. This event is invite-only — fill out this RSVP form to express your interest.

November 15-16: ACG Toronto Capital Connection

Toronto, ON

Join Canada’s leading investment organization at ACG Toronto’s flagship event. The conference will kick off with an opening reception at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the event expects over 600 M&A professionals and business owners in attendance.

November 29: ACG NY Wine Tasting

New York, NY

Love deals? Love wine? The ACG New York Private Equity Wine Tasting Gala will bring together those two passions. More than 100 different varietals of fine wines will be available for tasting, along with 900 attendees and 46 of the leading PE firms.

December 2016

December 1: Axial Cocktails & Conversations: Boca

Boca Raton, FL

Floridians, kick off the holiday party season with Axial’s signature Cocktail & Conversations event. Register here.

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