DATE: January 03, 2020
The Association for Corporate Growth hosted its first Strategic Acquirer Summit on Nov. 4-5. The program featured panel discussions on topics such as divestitures, finding the right buyer, building successful deal teams and competing against private equity firms.
More than 120 attendees registered for the summit, representing organizations ranging from occasional acquirers in the lower middle market to acquisitive multinational organizations like Kimberly-Clark and Microsoft.
For Brent Baxter, Nolan Managing Director and the summit’s co-chair, the highlight was seeing the engagement among attendees and their interest in sharing their own experiences with each other.
“It speaks to the commonality of what they do for a living,” said Baxter, who also serves as vice chairman of the ACG Global board. “It doesn’t matter if it’s industrial or consumer goods, the process and practice of corporate development is common. The trends and deal issues are the same, which speaks to why this event resonates.”
For the full breakdown on the Strategic Acquirer Summit, please click here.