ACG-InterGrowth 2013 to Feature Venable Speakers

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Washington, DC (April 19, 2013) – Several attorneys from Venable LLP, a longtime and committed supporter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), will present at this year’s InterGrowth conference to be held in Orlando, Florida April 22-25.

Supporting InterGrowth’s promise of providing presentations designed exclusively for C-Suite executives and senior private equity firm leadership alongside the best speakers on M & A content and corporate growth, Venable attorneys will speak on a variety of topics.

Venable will sponsor four panel sessions, on “Private Company Growth Strategies” at InterGrowth 2013. Among scheduled Venable speakers for those panels are:

  • Partner Michael Baader on “Middle Market  Healthcare - A Heat Wave of Activity”; 
  • Of counsel Scott Gluck on “Small Business Investment Companies- A Primer on Growth”;
  • Partner Brian O’Connor on “The Secret Sauce: What to Know When Selling a Business”; and
  • Partner Bryan Rakes who will moderate a panel on “Structuring and Financing M & A Transactions”. They will be joined by partners Ronn DavidsFrank Gasparo and Anthony Saur.

Additionally, partner and former Congressman Bart Stupak, partner Thora Johnson and of counsel Christopher Condeluci will present a special program on “The Changing Landscape for Employer Health Plans”. They will be joined at the conference by partners Ronn Davids, Frank Gasparo and Anthony Saur.

Chuck Morton, Co-Chair of Venable’s Corporate Group, which is ranked in the top tier nationally by U.S. News & World Report for Mergers and Acquisitions, currently serves as the Global Chair of the ACG Board. He characterized this year’s InterGrowth conference as, “the premier venue for learning about deals, making deals and evaluating deals.” With more than 2000 private equity industry leaders in attendance, this annual conference for middle-market deal making professionals focuses on encouraging growth.

Under Morton’s leadership, ACG has continued to make news. Earlier this year, at their Middle-Market Growth Public Policy Summit, ACG unveiled “Driving Growth: The Impact of Private Capital on the U.S. Economy”, a study that graphically depicts data from for each congressional district, comparing sales and job growth data of private capital-backed companies versus other companies in the U.S. economy, 1995-2010, organized by state and congressional district. The goal in publishing Driving Growth was to bring more transparency and visibility to the role and value of private capital investment. ACG also recently set a new record for membership worldwide.

“I truly believe that the middle market is the key to our country’s future economic strength and success,” Morton said. “This conference is a vital part of bringing together the very leaders who will create that better future.”

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Association for Corporate Growth
Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 58 chapters and over 14,000 members. Doing business is at the heart of the ACG membership experience. Chapters in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia bring dealmakers together to help them achieve their business and professional goals. Members include private equity professionals, investment bankers & intermediaries, attorneys, auditors and accountants, lenders, corporate development officers, company leaders and others focused on the middle market. 75% of ACG members report that they have done business with fellow members.