November, 2016     
MidMarket Talk:
It's Not too Late to Nominate a  Thought Leader!
Deadline: November 11, 2016
Welcome New Members
Please join us in welcoming our new members  to the Alliance community!


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Why Become a 
Member of  The Alliance?
  • Gain a valuable network of M&A expert Members who act as resources for other Members
  • Receive discounted rates to AM&AA events

Attend a Chapter Meeting Near You!
Nevada/Utah Chapter Meeting
Thursday, November 10th

New York Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, November 15th

Arizona Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, December 6th

Midwest Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, December 7th

Philadelphia Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, December 7th

DC/MD/VA Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, December 7th

The following chapters are in the development stages. Want to be more involved with a new chapter in your area?  Email  Ronnie Lyall to set up a call with our Director of Member Services, David Belew for more information:
  • Florida
  • Gulf Area (Houston)
  • Northern California
  • Central Valley California
  • Brazil
  • China
Industry Events

Financial Services M&A Forum
November 16, 3016
The Metropolitan Club, New York City

Join Mergermarket and industry experts as we look at the state of play for financial services 

For more information and registration click here 

Privcap Game Change: Healthcare 2016
November 17, 2016
New York Marriott Downtown

How Private Capital Partners with Innovators in a Disrupted Global Market  

Alliance Members can get 25% off using code:  25AMAA

For more information and registration click here

Global Gains for the Private M&A Market as Advisors Predict Increased Deal Activity
A ground-breaking global survey of mid-market M&A advisors by the Alliance of M&A Advisors and IR Global - two of the largest international professional services networks has found that:
  • 91% of respondents believe that mid-market M&A activity (deals valued at up to $500 million) will increase or stay the same during the next 12 months
  • There is optimism for cross-border deals with 95% of respondents predicting that the number of cross-border mid-market M&A deals over the next 12 months will stay the same or increase
The Alliance of M&A Advisors and IR Global joined together to produce "Vanishing Borders: How the Private M&A Market is Making Global Gains"
after observing the changing the role of the advisors in their networks in response to the need in today's market to be connected internationally. The findings of the research give a fascinating insight into expectations and future advisors, and the issues that affect the successful completion of such deals. 

Interviews were carried out with Alliance members who are leading industry experts: 
  • Jean-François Alandry at Pan-European corporate finance consultancy, Eurohold, based in Barcelona, Spain;
  • Urs Breitsprecher at Düsseldorf-based law firm, MKRG in Germany;
  • Winchell Cheung at the Hong Kong Trade & Development Council Chicago office in the U.S.;
  • Michael S. Roberts at Chicago-based law firm, Roberts McGivney Zagotta, in the U.S.;
  • Tom Schramski at Tucson-based consultancy, Vertess, in the U.S.; and
  • Sid M. Shaver at B&V Capital Advisors, Houston office in the U.S.  
Read the full press-release  here.
Read Vanishing Borders White Paper  here.

MidMarket Alliance Ranked Among the
Top Entrepreneurial Companies in America

The MidMarket Alliance is part of The Alliance ecosystem. It is a collaborative share group comprised of experienced business investment and advisory experts from all disciplines, with a focus on value-growth and a goal to maximize value for business owners worldwide.

For the second year in a row,  Entrepreneur  magazine has published its highly anticipated Entrepreneur 360™ list, naming the "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America."  The MidMarket Alliance is honored to be included among these companies that were  evaluated based on: impact, innovation, growth, and leadership. 

See full article and ranking  here.

Members Share Their Expertise

The Private Company Market Report: Minority Investments for Your Business

K. Perry Campbell

Is a Non-Control Investment Right for Your Business?

As the need to invest continues unabated for private equity firms, more and more of them are reaching out to me to explain that they are now considering taking minority equity positions in small and mid-sized businesses. They often refer to themselves as "BDCs" or Business Development Companies since their goal is to grow and develop the smaller firms they invest in.  Some BDCs are publicly traded.   We've always maintained contacts with those few firms that were willing to take a non-control position in a company's equity.  Now, however, there are many more options to choose from as many more of these BDCs have excess capital that they need to deploy so they are considering deals where they will end up owning less than 50% of the equity in a business.  

Read full article here.

Register for the 2017 Winter Conference


Make connections and close deals at the 2017 Winter Conference.  From the famous Deal Bash, to the awarding of the Thought Leader of the Year, and multiple sessions with valuable content from industry leaders and insiders, you don't want to miss this highly anticipated event. 

Join as February 1 - 3, 2017 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas! Register  here.

Register for 2017 CM&AA Class
February 27 - March 3, 2017
May 8 - 12, 2017
September 18 - 22 ,2017

The CM&AA (Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor) Certification has become the "Gold Standard" for Middle Market Corporate Financial Advisors.  The 5-day program builds on your existing skills providing you with the necessary framework--and network--to further advance your professional and financial goals as well as those of the clients you serve. Register  here.

Request for Speaker Content Topics and
Interest in Speaking Opportunities
The Alliance is excited to add a webinar series as part of our member benefits in 2017 and in order to help us as we plan for all of our education programs, we would like to hear from you the topics that you are interested in! Please take a moment to complete this short survey on what content topics you would like us to explore and also to let us know if you are interested in presenting at an upcoming Alliance event.

Click here and let us hear your voice!

Build Brand Recognition

With over 33,000 subscribers, MidMarket Talk is a great place for Alliance members to be featured! Members, s ubmit your articles and media trades to  Tracy Flack.
  • Send us your completed deal tombstones
  • Tell us about your speaking engagements
  • Send us your articles or white paper summaries
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Members of the Alliance of M&A Advisors (The Alliance) represent businesses ranging from $5 to $500 million in transaction value. Membership with The Alliance provides access to a worldwide network of 1,000 Independent M&A Professionals, exclusive pricing on conferences, certification and training opportunities, special discounts on cutting edge software, as well as speaking and publishing opportunities. 

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