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ACG Connecticut's February Meeting Focuses on the Art of Successfully Selling a Company


Joint meeting with Exit Planning Exchange CT Chapter offers guidance from owners who have ‘closed the deal'

Stamford, CT (PRWEB) January 29, 2013

In its 2nd annual joint breakfast meeting with Exit Planning Exchange CT Chapter (XPX Connecticut), panelists at the [Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG CT) will share stories of best practices and lessons learned in navigating one or more exits from businesses they built, including valuable feedback to advisors as to what works and what doesn't to add value in the planning process leading up to a successful exit.

The event will be Friday, February 1, from 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM at the Stamford Marriott, 243 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford.

ACG CT President Karin (McKittrick) Kovacic said, “This exciting panel of proven entrepreneurs will demonstrate the art of successfully sourcing, negotiating and closing a sale of a privately held company to Connecticut's dealmaking community. This is a must-attend event for any business owner or manager.”

Moderated by Joe Pucci, President, XPX Connecticut and Principal at Bernstein Global Wealth Management, panelists will include:

  •     Sanjay Rawal, owner of California Hybrids, a seed company sold to a private equity fund in 2012.
  •     Tim Shanley, formerly President/CEO of Celebration Foods (formerly known as Carvel Corp., a portfolio company of Roark Capital) sold to Rich Products Corp.
  •     Bill Sweedler, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Tengram Capital Partners and former CEO of Windsong Brands, who sold Joe Boxer to Iconix Brand Group. Currently, his firm invests and builds value in consumer branded investments.
  •     Bill Maley Jr. assisted in the sale of his family's business, Trans-Lite, to Finnish lighting system manufacturer Teknoware in January.

Members of the media are invited to attended free of charge. To reserve your spot, please contact Laura Brophy at lbrophy(at)marketcompr(dot)com.

About ACG
Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth is the premier global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions for mid to large companies. Leaders in corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms focused on building value in their organizations belong to ACG. They recognize the multiple benefits of networking within an influential community of executives growing public and private companies worldwide. For 50 years, ACG members have focused on strategic activities that increase revenues, profits and, ultimately, stakeholder value. Today ACG stands at more than 14,000 members representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid- market companies in 56 chapters in North America, Europe and Asia.

The Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Connecticut) is one of the fastest growing, most vibrant ACG chapters in the country. ACG Connecticut is comprised of close to 300 local professionals focused on middle-market corporate growth (i.e.: mergers and acquisitions, financing opportunities, business development, joint ventures, licensing arrangements, etc.), including a diverse group of private equity funds, intermediaries, lenders, and service providers.

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