Walter O'Haire 
ACG San Francisco Chapter President


To all of you who were able to make it to ACG San Francisco's annual M&A Conference on March 19th we wish to extend a hearty "Thank You." We hope you were able to attend one of the six break-out panels at the conference, attend the luncheon keynote, as well as enjoy ACG Capital Connection® and ACG DealSource®.

Almost every break-out panel was at capacity with some reaching 'standing room only' status. Six of our sponsors organized and moderated panels covering a wide range of topics.

Protiviti®: "Maximizing Value in Advance of an IPO or M&A Exit"

Comerica Bank: "The Future is Present: Technology Investment Trends of 2015"

Farella Braun + Martell: "Food and Beverage Company Opportunities and Obstacles: The Founder's Perspective"

PNC Business Credit: "Valuing and Financing Technology Based Industries"

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips: "2015 Private Equity Healthcare Sector Outlook"

HR Matters: "Breaking Up is Hart To Do: The Truth about Spin-Outs and Divestitures"

The luncheon keynote was great! The State of Middle Market Private Equity: A PE Co-Founders Fireside Chat. The group shared many insights about private equity in a pleasant 'fireside chat' style.  The Moderator was James Kenefick, GE Antares, and the Panelists: Geoffrey Rehnert (Audax Group); Jesse Rogers (Altamont Capital); Jonathan Coslet (TPG Capital).

ACG Capital Connection® was well attended and we appreciate the participation of all firms that hosted an ACG Capital Connection® table.

As always, none of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors:

We are always open to suggestions! If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see in 2016, please let us know. You can email us at acgsanfrancisco@acg.org. Please put "2016 SF M&A Conference" in the Subject line and we will do our level best to incorporate suggestions.

All the best for the remainder of 2015!

Walter O'Haire 
ACG San Francisco Chapter President