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ACG Chicago Awarded ACG Chapter of the Year, Large Market

Chicago, IL, March 20, 2008 --( The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the premier professional organization focused on corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions, today named ACG Chicago winner of “Chapter of the Year, Large Market” award. ACG is pleased to present this award to ACG Chicago at the ACG InterGrowth® conference, April 9-11, in Orlando, FL, the world’s largest conference for merger and acquisition professionals and corporate dealmakers.

“Today ACG stands stronger than ever thanks to the dedication and creativity of our Chapter leaders,” said Bradley Hughes, acting ACG President and CEO. “The caliber of the initiatives and programming offered by ACG Chicago can be applied as best practices across the ACG chapter network and is a testament to overall quality of our organization.”

“ACG Chicago exhibits exemplary innovation and leadership in practices central to our organization,” said Harris Smith, ACG Chairman, and West Region Managing Partner, Grant Thornton, LLC. “Through a combination of first-class programming and events, innovative marketing strategies and an unwavering focus on providing the best value to members, ACG Chicago continues to raise the bar in encouraging networking, sharing best practices and helping to increase dealflow for ACG members.”

“This is an honor and credit to the hundreds of volunteers who have built ACG Chicago over the last 40 years to embrace the whole corporate growth community via our four networks in the M&A/Private Equity, International, Corporate and Venture markets. Almost 100 Board and committee volunteers currently drive the high quality of programming, members, branding, and networking,” noted outgoing ACG Chicago President Mike Sklar.

Jim McNair, 2008 ACG Chicago President added, “Understanding these four sectors allows us to maintain intimacy even with almost 1,000 members. The ACG Chicago leaders span the corporate growth spectrum and are deeply involved in the forefront of the Chicago business market.”

About ACG Chicago
Celebrating its 40th year, ACG Chicago is Northern Illinois' premier association for corporate development, investment, and merger and acquisition professionals. A leader in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) global network, ACG Chicago boasts a membership of almost 1,000 foremost authorities who form a diverse and knowledgeable network of corporate executives, capital sources, corporate advisors and service providers that all share a strong commitment to leadership in the field of strategic corporate growth. ACG Chicago – recipient of the 2007-2008 Chapter of the Year, Large Market – provides its members with professional and business opportunities as well as the most current information through its ongoing luncheon series, breakfast seminars, regional conferences, in-depth publications and social events. Visit for more information or call 630-455-1740.

About ACG
Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the leading global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at nearly 12,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 53 chapters in North America and Europe. For more information about ACG or the ACG InterGrowth conference, please visit:

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