ACG Louisiana To Host ‘A Taste Of New Orleans’ Thursday

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Louisiana Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Louisiana) will host its 6th Annual “A Taste of New Orleans,” on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Roosevelt Hotel, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

         This conference will consist of networking, educational events, deal making and access to capital. “A Taste of New Orleans” keynote speaker is Gary LaBranche, President and CEO of the Association for Corporate Growth. As President and CEO of ACG Global, LaBranche has launched efforts to educate policy-makers on private capital investment in the middle market, including the creation of the Congressional Caucus on Middle Market Growth and LaBranche will deliver a topical keynote address titled “Highway to Hell or Stairway to Heaven: What Post-Election Song Will The Middle Market Hear From Washington.”

         The conference will also present speakers and panel discussions on a variety of topics including:

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• Best Practices In Exit Planning

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• Key Sectors Driving The Louisiana Economy

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         One of the highlights of the conference will be the evening networking reception. Private equity firms, commercial banks, investment banks, venture capital firms, as well as other capital providers will host tables and serve attendees “A Taste of New Orleans” inspired cocktails and cuisine. The event attracts approximately 200 and will include companies that are actively seeking to complete transactions with businesses in the region. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with financial, legal, accounting and other business professionals about debt and equity financing, or completing merger and acquisition transactions in a relaxed convivial atmosphere.

         This year's program sponsors are Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Chaffe & Associates, Jones Walker, LongueVue Capital, S&P Global Market Intelligence, and Stone Pigman. 

         The Voodoo Lounge sponsor is Bluehenge Capital Partners. 

         Table sponsors include ACG Global, Biz New Orleans, Capital Finance HSSK, Jefferson Capital, and Wells Fargo. 

         Fleur De Lis sponsors include Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, Ericksen Krentel & LaPorte, Authur Gallagher & Co., PNC Business Credit, McGlinchey Stafford, Postlethwaite & Netterville, and Republic Business Credit.

         ACG Louisiana is a regional chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, a non-profit organization, created to facilitate the networking of business professionals across Louisiana and surrounding areas. Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 58 chapters and over 14,000 members. Doing business is at the heart of the ACG membership experience. Chapters in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia bring dealmakers together to help them achieve their business and professional goals, organization reps said. Private equity professionals, investment bankers and intermediaries, attorneys, auditors and accountants, lenders, corporate development officers, company leaders and others focused on the middle market are members of ACG.

         Tickets to “A Taste of New Orleans” are available for $200 for ACG members and $250 for non-members here


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