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Association for Corporate Growth - Detroit Chapter hosts "The People Side of M&A"

July 17, 2018

Photos from the Association for Corporate Growth Detroit Chapter's July 17 event “The People Side of M&A.” Exceptional panel discussed the importance of culture and communications to a successful transaction. Representatives from Kerr Russell attended the breakfast, which was held at Glen Oaks Golf Course in Farmington Hills. Panelists included …

Speaker bios here.

From the event description: The focus of due diligence and post-close integration is overwhelmingly on financial data and legal compliance.  Yet the biggest risk to any deal lies in the people involved.  In both due diligence and in post-deal integration, centering on the numbers to the exclusion of the people creates a significant risk that ROI won’t be achieved.  This panel has been there and seen the costs of  human capital issues in M&A. They discuss the statistics on M&A failure rates along with the people issues common in these transactions. The panelists represent an array of viewpoints: an investment banker’s view of how people issues taint the deal; the buy-and-hold equity fund view of on post-deal people issues; the CFO’s view of how people issues impact deal value and ROI; and the HR practitioner’s view on how workforce transitions can impact productivity."

ACG’s 14,500 members include professionals from private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, as well as from law, accounting, investment banking and other firms that provide advisory services. Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 59 chapters. Learn more at ACG drives middle market growth. Learn how at

About the Detroit Chapter:

  • Established in 1984
  • Over 400 members
  • Networking with Key Deal Makers
  • Breakfast and Evening meetings
  • Networking and Social Events
  • M&A All Star Awards
  • Technical subjects and corporate success stories
  • Discounted member rates for meetings
  • ACG Detroit NextGen (Young Professional Group)
  • Women's Forum
  • Part of the Great Lakes ACG Capital Connection
  • 2015 Chapter of the Year
  • 2016 Chapter of the Year

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Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth has chapters worldwide representing 14,500 members. ACG serves 90,000 investors, executives, lenders and advisers to growing middle-market companies. ACG's mission is to drive middle-market growth.

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