Expert Intelligence from Industry Leaders

ACG’s Middle-Market Insights Theater is an event highlight, positioning event-goers face-to-face with industry leaders presented by ACG’s Official Sponsor of Growth Partners.


Human Capital: The Greatest Value and Risk to the Success of M&A Transactions

Tuesday, May 7 | 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
Floridian Ballroom

This panel will discuss the state of human capital in a time when the war for talent and the success of a deal is attributed directly to the culture of an organization. Panelists will talk about how the inability to address risk and compliance issues within human resources can cause a deal to fail.  Attendees will come away with an understanding of how labor issues can impact a company’s or sponsor’s approach to M&A. Panelists will also discuss how to assess the way that a workforce will respond to a change in ownership, and how this assessment cannot and should not be overlooked when buying or selling a company.

 

SPEAKERS

Matt Shore
President
StevenDouglas

Elise Chowdhry
Founder and Managing Principal
Optimum Advisors

Steve Ellis
Founder and Managing Director
Stratford-Cambridge Group

Moderated by
Mike Ross
Manager, Innovation and Development
Insperity

This session is sponsored by


Families Fueling The Middle Market

Tuesday, May 7 | 11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Floridian Ballroom

Families are an increasingly important segment of the deal making ecosystem driving middle market business growth. This panel discussion will explore the evolution of family offices and the family business community investing in the middle market. The number of new family offices and amount of direct family investing has risen for a variety of reasons and no two families’ priorities are the same, so “when you’ve seen one family office, you’ve seen one family office.” Panelists will discuss the opportunities and obstacles surrounding this unique capital source as well as the drivers behind this trend. Join us to learn more about how generational wealth and family offices are impacting M&A, traditional institutional investors and others in the deal space.

 

SPEAKERS

Paul D. Barnett | Managing Partner, Ulysses Partners

Paul D. Barnett
Managing Director
Ulysses Management LLC

Elizabeth Browne, Vice President and Head of Business Development, DNS Capital, LLC

Elizabeth Browne
Vice President and Head of Business Development
DNS Capital, LLC

Vaibhav Saraiya
Principal
Solamere Capital

Moderated by
Ben Redman
Managing Partner, Transaction Advisory Services
DHG

This session is sponsored by

DHG LLP

Investing in the Internet of Things – How to Turn Data into Value

Wednesday, May 8 | 9:30 – 10:20 a.m.
Floridian Ballroom

Next year, there will be 30 billion devices – from traffic management and factory control systems to hospital scanners – connected to the internet. The devices are connected by physical sensors that generate enormous amounts of data. This concept is called the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The question is: how can that data be turned into profit enabling business applications and increasing customer value? Accenture research estimates the IIoT could add more than $14 trillion to global economic value by 2030. The IIoT is happening now – connecting machines and data to people. Are you prepared? In this panel, we’ll explore what IoT means for industry, and how it can make companies more efficient, flexible and productive to help your business survive, improve, and grow – driving ROI and ensuring success for the future.

 

SPEAKERS

Moderated by Anthony Casciano
President and CEO
Siemens Financial Services, Inc.

Brian Irwin
Automotive and Industrial Lead
Accenture

Jeff Poston
Partner
Crowell & Moring

Tim Wormus
Vice President, Americas Customer Engagement
Siemens

Joseph Etris
Engineering Project Manager and Data Analyst
Continental Powertrain

This session is sponsored by

Siemens | Ingenuity for Life