Full Schedule


Tuesday, April 21

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, April 22

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Due Diligence Best Practices
Join Merrill Corporation’s Chief Marketing Officer for a fireside chat with Collin Jones, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy and Cumulus Media. They’ll discuss trends in due diligence, what they’re seeing in deal practices and due diligence time frames, and their experiences with due diligence best practices.

10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
Valuing Synergies and Dis-Synergies
How do you accurately valuate synergies within a potential deal? How do you quantify the negative impact of dis-synergies? These questions and more will be answered.

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Executing a Successful Post-Acquisition Integration 
Two middle market companies will discuss their post-acquisition experience and what factors make an integration successful.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch
Join your fellow corporate development peers for an intimate networking lunch.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Case Studies of Challenging Deals from Seasoned Dealmakers
Hear stories from expert corporate dealmakers on some of their most challenging deals. Everything from diligence, to structuring and integration challenges will be covered in granular detail.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Using CRM Software for Deal Sourcing
This session will cover the ins and outs of leveraging CRM software to track competitors and source deals.

Check back soon as we add more information about speakers. Schedule subject to change.


Space is limited for the Strategic Acquirer Summit and requires pre-approval.

Who should attend?

ACG defines qualified corporate strategic acquirers as corporate professionals involved in strategic growth initiatives within their companies, including CEOs, CFOs, chief strategy officers and others involved in M&A on behalf of corporations.

Summit attendees are subject to approval by ACG. Qualified participants are limited to individuals whose primary job responsibilities relate to the acquisition and divestiture activities of the company, including strategy, deal origination, valuation, negotiation and post-acquisition integration.

If you’re interested in attending, please complete the form below with your full name, company, job title, and a brief description of your role as it relates to strategic acquisitions. Strategic Acquirer Summit attendees may attend InterGrowth 2020 for a heavily discounted rate, and access the more than 2000 middle market professionals in attendance.

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