Focus On: Florida
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$60 billion of available capital
850 private equity professionals
300 investment banking professionals
2000+ conference attendees
Corporate Executives across all industries
Did You Know? Florida-based capital-backed companies grew sales by 355% since 1995 – all other companies in the U.S. economy grew by 57%. www.GrowthEconomy.org
SPECIAL REGISTRATION PRICING available to InterGrowth attendees and residents of Florida. So don’t delay – register today!
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InterGrowth provides an efficient, convenient way for senior-level middle market professionals to connect and do business. With more than $60 billion available at InterGrowth, the middle market is looking for ways to put that capital to work. Doug Tatum, Chairman of ACG InterGrowth 2012
- Are interested in Florida’s growth industries or franchise businesses as an investment target
- Are corporate executives from Florida-based businesses, local economic development groups and chambers of commerce and representatives from Florida’s various trade associations
The 2013 ACG Cup® will offer a competitive edge for participating MBA students to showcase their entrepreneurial talents in front of seasoned business executives, recruiters, alumni and professors.
The competition is hosted by the Orlando chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and offers a unique case study for MBA students that will offer them real-world business scenarios and insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity.
More and more top MBA programs are incorporating competition into their curriculum – challenging students to demonstrate their mastery of advanced business principles. To read more about the importance of MBA Case Competitions, click here!
For more information about the 2013 ACG Cup® please email ACGOrlando@acg.org.
With more than 400 attendees, the 2012 Florida ACG Capital Connection®, held at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida, was the pre-eminent conference in the Southeast for deal making in the middle market. The event was hosted by the four Florida Chapters of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) including the North Florida chapter headed by Foley & Lardner partner Michael Kirwan. Bringing together luxury and effective deal-making – it was the ultimate one-stop-shop for growth in the middle market.
According to an article by Jacksonville’s Daily Record, one of the highlights of the event was keynote speaker Jim Vandehei, co-founder and executive editor of POLITICO. VandeHei shared his insight in the complex political issues facing America today – conveniently taking place the day after election day. Participants of the event included private equity executives, investment bankers, businesses, lawyers and others seeking and providing financing and merger assistance.
According Politico.com, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush loom the largest over their respective parties as the long road toward 2016 begins – speculating that the 2016 presidential election could feature another round of Clinton versus Bush. “I don’t think any name in the campaign benefited as much as the Clinton name,” VandeHei said.
Overall, the conference delivered powerful speakers and informed leadership from middle market dealmakers and resulted in the event being a huge success. iStart Jax – a non profit business accelerator for technology start ups that was at the conference – found the event “engaging” and were able to connect “with other like-minded folks” unlike anywhere else.
For more information on Jim VandeHei and the 2012 ACG Florida Capital Connection® visit the ACG Florida website.
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The 2012 ACG Florida Capital Connection® will offer a lot of insight in the economy of Florida and the rest of the country. Here are some information on how private capital grows Florida’s economy:
- Florida-based private capital-backed companies grew jobs by 252.1%, while all other companies in the Florida economy grew jobs by 45.7%
- Florida-based private capital-backed companies grew sales by 355.3%, while all other companies in the Florida economy grew sales
- Jacksonville-based private capital-backed companies grew jobs by a staggering 732.7%, while all other companies in the Jacksonville economy grew jobs by 32.9%
- Jacksonville-based private capital-backed companies grew sales by a staggering 1,015.3%, while all other companies in the Jacksonville economy grew sales by 47.6%
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The 2012 ACG Florida Capital Connection®‘s 4th breakout session at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island will discuss how acquirers often comment on the differences between acquiring companies from private equity firms and strategics. Hear the perspective of business development executives of how acquisitions from private equity firms are different from acquisitions from entrepreneurs and strategics, as well as best practices and lessons learned
from such acquisitions.
With moderator H. Timothy Gillis,
Shareholder, Akerman Senterfitt
Chip Dempsey, Vice President of Acquisitions & Strategic Investments, PSS World Medical, Inc.
James Richmond, Principal, Business Development, Navigy, Inc.
Scott Stiegler, Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance, FIS Global
Greg Wong, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Web.com
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The 2012 ACG Florida Capital Connection® ‘s 3rd breakfast breakout session will feature Tim Quinlan, Economist for Wells Fargo. Hear his thoughts on the U.S. economy and the various drivers of growth at the present stage of the economic cycle.
Thought-provoking and enlightening – this session will consider prospects for balancing the budget and the outcome of our most recent election. Tim will also offer his perspective around the challenges in the Eurozone. Finally, listen as Tim gives a regional update and discusses the current economic situation of the state of Florida.
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Registered attendees at the 2012 ACG Florida Capital Connection® will be able to enjoy the winding Atlantic shoreline at the Golf Club of Amelia Island during the Scramble Golf Tournament on Wednesday, November 7th. The 18-hole, award-winning, championship course is lovingly maintained year ’round. A great challenge for any avid golf player, and fun for all experience levels.
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Also, attendees will get a chance to network and have fun with their fellow professionals at the Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament. So, perfect your poker face and show off your card playing skills at this exciting late-night gathering. Play begins at 9:00 pm on Wednesday – enjoy great food, drinks and fun times!
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