ACG European Capital Tour to bring together US and European middle market deal community 

Amsterdam: September 10th 2012:

On 8 – 10 October 2012, ACG, the premier authority in the US on corporate growth, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions, will host the European Capital Tour in Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. The tour, ACG’s first in Europe, will start conversations between US private equity and dealmakers in the European middle market. It builds on ACG’s established Intergrowth event held annually in the US.

Open to ACG members and non-members, there are many reasons why you may wish to attend one or all of the events, not least the compact programme of business speakers and the opportunity to network with the contacts you need to broaden your portfolio and get business done.

Commenting on the Amsterdam meeting to be held at the Crowne Plaza on Tuesday 9th October, Hans van Ierland, Managing Partner Holland Private Equity said, “We find ACG events extremely valuable. They provide an opportunity for us to share our ideas on expansion capital, form new connections with funds and investors, meet industry professionals and deepen our existing relationships with technology companies. We have established numerous contacts and deal flow via ACG so are delighted that we can now welcome ACG US to Europe.”

Across the three days, recognised industry speakers will come together in keynote and panel sessions to share market intelligence and insights and discuss doing business in the US, Dutch, French and German private equity markets. Featured speakers at the Dutch event include:

Ned Nolan, US Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires ad interim in the Netherlands who provides a US view on doing business in the Netherlands

Jay Jester, Managing Director Business Development of US firm Audax Private Equity on their strategy and experience in Europe

Eric-Jan Vink, Head of Private Equity at PGGM talking on the Dutch private equity industry

Jay Rittberg, Chartis and Alexander Kaarls, Houthoff Buruma who discuss possibilities to insure claims under reps and warranties

The essence of ACG is ‘making deals’ and the afternoon is given over to the ACG Capital Connection which provides private equity groups with an opportunity to introduce delegates to their firms existing portfolio companies, and deal criteria. This

sets the stage for invaluable networking between deal sources and the senior partners of exhibiting US and European private equity funds.

This event is endorsed by Holland Financial Centre, City of Amsterdam and the NVP – the Dutch Private Equity Association. Registration for the event and the detailed programme is at

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