Corporate growth & M&A
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The Association for Corporate Growth has 59 chapters worldwide, including here in Northeast Ohio. The Cleveland chapter is considered one of the most preeminent and active networks, comprised of more than 500 Northeast Ohio-based professionals who engage in middle-market mergers and acquisitions and broader corporate finance. ACG Cleveland is committed to supporting both organic and acquisitional growth of Northeast Ohio businesses by fostering connections and providing valuable resources, such as the timely and relevant information featured in the 2024 ACG Cleveland report. Produced by Crain’s Content Studio, this year’s ACG Cleveland special report offers insight into the 2024 M&A outlook and the various complexities associated with deal making. The content aims to inform Northeast Ohio’s deal makers on the latest trends and hot topics in M&A, effective strategic planning, deal structuring, tax implications and more – knowledge pertinent to furthering the important work of middle-market growth in Northeast Ohio.
ACG is a global organization focused on driving middle-market growth. Its 15,000-plus members include professionals from private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, as well as experts from law, accounting, investment banking and other firms that provide advisory services. Learn more at www.acg.org. ACG Cleveland serves professionals in Northeast Ohio and has about 500 members.
ACG Cleveland President Jay M. Moroscak offers additional perspective on ACG Cleveland in 2024.
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trends & innovation
Thought leaders weigh in on some key issues and hot topics in M&A.
Valuation trends and expectations for 2024
Selling a business in the current environment
The Corporate Transparency Act: Are you ready?
Firms can accelerate growth with marketing AI
Not just any Chat GPT NDA
The dynamic landscape of M&A involves a thorough evaluation of tax considerations.
Navigating buy-side tax considerations in mergers, acquisitions
State tax elections could steal the show in your sale
Minimizing tax risks is a key part of a successful deal
Protect your time and money through closing
Build resilience by investing in people, risk management
Cultural fit matters in dealmaking
Using a proactive approach to deal origination
Prepare early to maximize valuation in a sale
From start to finish, completing a successful deal requires articulate planning.
M&A insurance choices are investment decisions
Tips and tools to navigate the anticipated and the unexpected.
Practical advice for distressed M&A transactions
Family business succession requires calculated planning
PresidentJay Moroscak, AonPresident ElectBeth Haas, Cyprium Investment Partners
EVP Annual EventsTerry Doyle, CalfeeEVP BrandingPeter Cavrell, Fortress Security Risk ManagementEVP GovernanceCharles Aquino, River SaaS CapitalEVP InnovationRyan McGovern, Star Mountain CapitalEVP MembershipBryan Fialkowski, J.P. Morgan ChaseEVP ProgrammingThomas Libeg, Grant ThorntonTreasurerRob Paskert, Plante MoranImmediate Past PresidentTricia Balser, CIBC
top deal makers to be honored
board of directorsJohn Allotta, BakerHostetlerRob Cheffins, CIBCSteve Danford, KeyBanc Capital MarketsKevin Emmendorfer, Ernst & YoungMichael Fanous, PwCDave Fechter, AcchromaSarita Gavhane, Edgewater Capital PartnersMitch Gecht, BeneschJoe Hatina, Jones DayMark Heinrich, Plante MoranNicholas House, VorysKathryn Kelly, DeloitteMatt Kolman, DeloitteMindy Marsden, Bober Markey FedorovichCorrie Menary, Kirtland Capital PartnersCraig Panzica, CIBCLizabeth Roth, Copper RunLarissa Rozycki, Harris WilliamsAnn Seger, CalfeeTom Welsh, Calfee
23-24 Officers and Board of Directors
ACG WIT: White Elephant (Valentine’s Day Edition)
ACG Cleveland Joint Event with FEI: Matt Kaulig, Kaulig Companies & Kaulig Racing
ACG Cleveland members only: Curling event
ACG: WIT winners roundtable
CIBC Joint Event with YACG: March Madness
ACG Cleveland: Women’s Final Four Basketball Event
ACG Cleveland WIT: Simulator Golf Outing
ACG Cleveland Guardians Baseball Game with Paul Dolan
ACG Akron Growth and M&A in the Food Industry
ACG Cleveland Summer Social at the Shoreby Club
Great Lakes Capital Connection (GLCC) - Cleveland
Annual Golf Outing at Firestone
2024 events calendar
Read about this year’s winners.
ACG Cleveland will recognize the winners of its 27th Annual Deal Maker Awards. The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Cleveland Marriott Key Tower. The Deal Maker Awards honor Northeast Ohio’s leading corporate deal makers for their accomplishments in using acquisitions, divestitures, financings and other transactions to fuel sustainable growth.
A guide for deal makers focused on middle-market growth
3 steps to prepare for an effective M&A exit
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Market Garden Brewery
Mayfield Curling Club
Lakeside Event Space at Nuevo
Five Iron Golf
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroghs, Akron
The Shoreby Club
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Firestone Country Club
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ACG Cleveland President Jay M. Moroscak offers additional perspective
on ACG Cleveland in 2024.