The Association for Corporate Growth, the global organization focused on driving middle-market growth, hosted its InterGrowth 2017 conference in Las Vegas at the ARIA Resort and Casino from April 24 to 26. The conference brought together over 800 capital providers and more than 700 investment banks and advisers, as well as hundreds of corporate leaders.
“ACG members and InterGrowth attendees are a vital part of the U.S. economy that accounts for one third of total private employment and generates more than $10 trillion in combined revenues annually,” said Jason Brown, chairman of the board for ACG Global and a partner at Victory Park Capital.
“If looked at as an individual market segment, the U.S. middle market would be the world’s fifth-largest global economy,” he said. “There’s a reason why events like this have strong attendance.”
InterGrowth is a perennial favorite for middle-market professionals and an important strategic networking opportunity.
“This is my 14th InterGrowth and there’s a reason that I, along with so many others, come back year after year—consistent tangible results,” said Ramsey Goodrich, chairman of InterGrowth 2017 and managing partner of Carter Morse & Mathias. “This annual conference is the best way to establish new connections, reconnect with other middle-market business leaders—including investors, corporate executives and transaction professionals—learn the latest trends and best practices, and hopefully land my next deal.”
Highlights of InterGrowth 2017 includes:
Keynote from Earvin “Magic” Johnson – NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, president of basketball operations for his former team, the L.A. Lakers, shared his journey from basketball to business, including how he built Magic Johnson Enterprises into a financial and philanthropic powerhouse.
InterGrowth’s first-ever Women’s Networking Lunch & Panel – It was standing room only for this session, presented in partnership with Atlantix Partners, which focused on expanding the role of women in private equity.
Middle-Market Insights Theater – Live from InterGrowth! – Back by popular demand for a second year, attendees enjoyed three hour-long sessions presented by Duane Morris LLP, Grant Thornton LLP and Merrill Corporation, which were simulcast to a virtual audience.
The Middle-Market Fundraising Boot Camp presented by Buyouts Insider – InterGrowth 2017 closed with a two-hour program featuring some of the top LPs in the country sharing the latest trends, dos and don’ts of fundraising, and a live in-person pitch analysis.
InterGrowth 2018 will be held May 2-4 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego, California. For more information, visit www.intergrowth.org.