What is ACG?

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global organization with 59 chapters and over 14,000 members. ACG is the most trusted and respected resource for middlemarket dealmakers and business leaders who invest in growth and build companies.

Who attends ACG?

Private equity professionals (“PE”), investment bankers (“IB”), attorneys, accountants, lenders, corporate development officers and others focused on middlemarket mergers and acquisitions

What is Deal Crawl?

The ACG Charlotte Deal Crawl Conference was launched in 2013 to showcase Charlotte as the headquarters of middle-market M&A. Charlotte boasts an impressive list of investment banking firms, all based within a five block radius of Charlotte’s Uptown city center (Trade and Tryon Streets). This program was designed to allow equity capital providers to ‘crawl’ across town visiting with these firms.

Since 2013, the conference has grown dramatically and now hosts more than 35 private equity firms and 30 investment banks from across the country for this two-day event. More than 350 people will convene in Charlotte this September to attend the Deal Crawl Conference, which will include the Opening Reception, Lender-sponsored continental breakfast, IB & PE 1-on- 1 meetings, Keynote Luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton, Affinity Seminar breakout sessions, and the Crawl’s End closing reception.

Who participates in the 1-on-1s?

The IB & PE 1-on-1 Meetings are designed exclusively for investment banks and private equity firms. This portion of the conference requires separate registration. Registration includes six pre-arranged 1-on-1 meetings on September 14th and access for two individuals to all conference events. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis and limited to 35 private equity firms and 30 investment banks. This portion of the conference will sell out and a waitlist will be available. Registrant firms will be contacted in early August regarding attendee names, meeting requests and additional details. IB & PE 1-on-1 refunds will be honored before August 1, 2017.

Is a discounted room block available?

Yes. We have secured rooms at both the Ritz-Carlton (also Deal Crawl Conference Headquarters) and the Aloft Charlotte Uptown (which is one block from the Ritz):

Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
201 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Reservations: 1-800-241-3333
Please identify the group as ACG Charlotte.
We have secured a room rate of $359.00 per night.
Reservations must be received by the hotel no later than Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Aloft Charlotte Uptown
210 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Reservations: 1-866-837-4200 or https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1703076232&key=1039AC01
Please identify the group as ACG Deal Crawl 2017.
We have secured a room rate of $189.00 per night.
Reservations must be received by the hotel no later than Wednesday, August 14, 2017.

Is an attendee list available?

The attendee list will be available online after general ticket registration opens on August 1, 2017. After completing your registration, login to your ACG account, select Registrations & View Registrants.

What is the cancellation policy?

Refunds will be honored before September 1, 2017. Substitutions are welcome anytime; however, nonmember/guest fees may apply.

Who plans Deal Crawl?

The 2017 Deal Crawl Committee: Rachel Hannon, Summit Park (Chair, 1-on-1s); John Gilson, Moore & Van Allen (President, Affinity Seminars); John Blair, K&L Gates (President-Elect, Sponsorships); Brooke Adams, Carousel Capital (1-on-1s); Zac Frost, Fidus Partners (Affinity Seminars); Dustin Hamilton, Dixon Hughes Goodman (Sponsorships); Justin Lay, Barings (Sponsorships); Blythe McAulay, Dixon Hughes Goodman (Affinity Seminars); Carolyn Meade, Moore & Van Allen (Affinity Seminars); Wilson Sullivan, Falfurrias Capital (1-on-1s); Emily Tindel, ACG Charlotte (Executive Director); Ginny Warlick (Planner).

Other questions? Registration Issues?

Contact DealCrawl@acg.org or event planner Ginny Warlick at 704-996-1728.