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 middle-market 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 middle-market 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 seven pre-arranged 1-on-1 meetings on September 13th 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, 2018.

Is a discounted room block available?

Yes. We have secured rooms at both the Ritz-Carlton (also Deal Crawl Conference Headquarters) and SpringHill Suites Charlotte Uptown:

Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
201 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Reservations: 1-800-241-3333
Online Reservations – Enter group code “djmdjma” in the field “Enter Code (optional)”
Please identify the group as ACG Charlotte.
We have secured a room rate of $429.00 per night.
Reservations must be received by the hotel no later than Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

SpringHill Suites Charlotte Uptown
311 East 5th Street
Charlotte NC 28202
Online Reservations
Please identify the group as ACG Charlotte Deal Crawl.
We have secured a room rate of $189.00 per night.
Reservations must be received by the hotel no later than Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

Is an attendee list available?

The attendee list will be available online after general ticket registration opens on August 1, 2018. After completing your registration, login to your ACG account, see Event Registrations and Attendee List.

What is the cancellation policy?

Refunds will be honored before September 1, 2018. Substitutions are welcome anytime; however, nonmember/guest fees may apply.

Who plans Deal Crawl?

The 2018 Deal Crawl Committee: Nick Clemens, Duff & Phelps Corp. (Chair); Rachel Hannon, Summit Park (President, 1-on-1s); John Blair, K&L Gates (Past-President); Joe Gaskins, Capitala (1-on-1s); Elena Giel, PNC Business Credit (Affinity Seminars); Patrick Gutierrez, Elliott Davis (Sponsorships); Lance Johnson, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (Affinity Seminars); Ryan Koppe, RSM US LLP (Affinity Seminars); Matt Lindberg, Plumb Line Capital Partners (1-on-1s); Glenn Little, Regions Securities (Sponsorships); John Sherman, Fidus Partners (Sponsorships); Steve Stang, CliftonLarsonAllen (Affinity Seminars); Blythe McAulay, Dixon Hughes Goodman (Opening Reception); 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.