ACG® | Driving Middle Market Growth®

The Power of ACG

Founded in 1954, ACG is the premier M&A deal-making community with a mission of driving middle-market growth. ACG’s global network operates through 59 regional chapters worldwide and comprises more than 100,000 middle-market professionals who invest, own and advise growing companies.

ACG delivers on its mission to drive middle-market growth by bringing these professionals together and giving them the resources to navigate the industry landscape to their utmost success.

We do this in a number of ways:


ACG hosts events on both a local and national scale throughout the year. While individual events can cater to various industries and business functions, you can almost always expect three basic experiences: expert programming, open networking, and one-on-one deal-making. 


ACG further empowers the middle market with several media channels, including its award-winning flagship publication Middle Market Growth®, which dives into emerging trends, GrowthTV which brings those stories to life, and its podcasts that provide in-depth conversations with industry thought leaders.


ACG members represent the most active and engaged professionals within the middle market. Members benefit from everything ACG has to offer but on a more focused, enhanced, and frequent basis. Member benefits grant them exclusive deal-making and networking opportunities, discounts to ACG-hosted events, access to industry insights, and special offers from ACG’s trusted partners.


Newcomers to the middle market can fast-track their knowledge and skills by undergoing ACG’s Middle Market Professional Certification Program and obtaining their official MMP certification.

Strategic Partnerships

ACG partners with a number of leading companies who operate in the middle-market and bring tangible value to various stages of the deal-making process. These partnerships bring added resources to the ACG community and serve as trusted services for ACG itself.


Take a look at the key moments that shaped ACG over the past six decades.


View the volunteer committees and board of directors that help shape the direction of ACG.


Meet the team of ACG Global who helps drive middle-market growth.