Bay Area technology themes and legendary NFL quarterback Joe Montana were among the draws at ACG San Francisco’s 12th Annual West Coast M&A Conference on March 20 at the Palace Hotel.
Dubbed “The Changing Face of San Francisco,” the event included a preconference panel featuring women in private equity. An evening “DealMakers Reception” pulled more than 85 investment bankers, private equity professionals and sponsors to the Fairmont Hotel.
Launch day’s “Founders’ Fireside Chat” covered the explosive growth of local tech companies, while “Food & Beverage Innovators: Changing the Way We Eat” explored culinary developments. A panel on tech trends in M&A was moderated by Alexander Meyer, vice president of global business development for SAP Private Equity.
Montana delivered the lunchtime keynote, sharing stories of his youth and his father’s hard lessons on mastering the fundamentals of basketball. Luckily for the San Francisco 49ers, Montana’s passion for sports focused on pro football.
An afternoon “DealSource Exchange” gave professionals an exclusive space to hold one-on-one sessions, using new match-up software.
The conference ended with a sold-out ACG Capital Connection® expo and reception.