September, 2016     
MidMarket Talk:
Welcome New Members

The Alliance of M&A Advisors invites you to check out our new Members here.


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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

Upcoming Chapter Meetings

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Near You!

Midwest Chapter Meeting
Thursday, September 22nd 

New England Chapter Meeting
Monday, September 19th 

Cleveland  Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, September 20th 

DC/MD/VA Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, September 21st 

European Chapter Meeting in Amsterdam
Saturday, October 8th

Minnesota Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, October 11th

Central PA Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, October 12th

New York Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, November 15th
Registration Coming Soon! 

Now Accepting

Know a Great Thought Leader in the Middle Market? 

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These 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. 
  • Gulf Area (Houston)
  • Florida
  • Northern California
  • Central Valley California
  • Brazil
  • China
Industry Events

Buyouts Insider is proud to announce the
9th annual PartnerConnect West Conference Sept 27-28 which features Buyouts West, Venture Alpha West and the Private Real Estate Summit. Our "event of events" is guaranteed to supercharge your deals strategy and expand your network through our ExecConnect program connecting LPs and GPs in private 1:1 meetings. Alliance attendees will receive  $100 off any ticket now through August 1st with the code  AMAA100. See here for more: 

October 5th in Atlanta, GA

The premier professional education and networking summit in the Southeast, this forum continues to provide timely and essential content for corporate counsel, business development, and M&A professionals interested in mastering the art of the deal. Our special keynote lunch will be an interview with the finalist of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Southeast Awards Finalists. 

For more information & registration click here

October 19th in San Francisco 

Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute is pleased to present an inaugural program on key developments and emerging trends impacting the west coast corporate M&A middle market. This CLE-accredited program offers rigorous educational content and abundant networking opportunities for transactional attorneys, bankers, M&A advisors and entrepreneurs throughout the west coast. 

For more information & registration click here

Looking to close more deals? Axial will be hosting it's third annual business development conference on October 20th in New York, and select Alliance members are eligible for discounted tickets. 

Axial Concord is a full day of curated one-on-one meetings and structured networking sessions designed to help private companies connect with capital. The event will be hosted by 425+ private companies, capital providers and advisors from various industries across the country.

To request a discounted ticket to the conference, all capital providers and advisors should email

AM&AA Member Benefits Updates
A Paid Subscription Provided to Members 
Free of Charge!

PEI Services combines an in-depth corporate finance research database with a custom-built CRM and an M&A specific project tracking tool, specifically designed for middle market M&A firms. Valued at $1,320 per year, this service is a free benefit for AM&AA members.

PEI has updated their M&A Research Database with a new look and enhanced search features!

  • Cleaner Interface
  • More Efficient Keyword Searching
  • Improved Portfolio Company Views
  • Sort Private Equity Firms by Size and Target Industries
To set up a trial, c ontact Kendra Jalbert at

Now Offering Monthly Access Plans!

Avention OneSource offers the world's first platform that harnesses and leverages Big Data so you have timely and actionable business information and can be better prepared to engage your targets and prospects. This web-based portal provides in-depth public and private company profiles for 51 million organizations worldwide.

To set up a trial, contact Evan Eichorn at: 

AM&AA Credentialing Program
The Alliance is pleased to welcome the 51st CM&AA Class to Chicago, September 19 - 23, 2016. Click here to view the class list!

Seats are available for November CM&AA!

Middle Market Deal Makers Share What it Takes to
 "Go Global"

November 14 - 18, 2016
Pepperdine University
Villa Graziadio Executive Center
Malibu, California

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. As our country faces choices that impact the global marketplace, now more than ever the Alliance is committed to increased international deal making with the expansion of education and trusted relationships. Join us during this very exciting time.

Member Articles
Cross Border M&A Deals - Unmapped Territory

By: Connie Barnaba

Any time an explorer ventures into unknown territory, he is usually wise to contract the services of an experienced guide, acquire the most accurate map on record, and have the most sophisticated communication equipment available. It is also critical that each member of the exploration team is selected carefully and carries out the responsibility.

Read Full Article Here


Venture Capital and Innovation Ecosystem: Saudi Arabia's Challenges and Future of Local Innovations - Unmapped Territory

By: Moustafa Magar

Saudi Arabia, land of opportunities and brains, has come to a crossroad where according to the kingdom 2030 vision, Knowledge Based Economy, KBE, is where value should be unlocked. The deteriorating oil prices, slowing international economy have put pressures on the kingdom's economy, where several measures have been recently implemented to maximize internal revenue generation. 

Read Full Article Here


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With over 33,000 subscribers, MidMarket Talk is a great place to be featured!
Members, submit your articles and media trades to  Tracy Flack.
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  • Tell us about your speaking engagements
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  • Tell us about your speaking engagements

Save the Date

Make plans to join us for our 2017 Winter Conference
 Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada
February 1-3, 2017

In Memory of Willis E. Eayrs, Jr.

Longtime member and friend.

Willis E. Eayrs, Jr.
(1958 - 2016)

Willis Eayrs, a long time member of the Alliance, passed away recently. Willis was based in Germany, but also maintained a residence in the Seattle area. The Alliance sends its thoughts to Willis' family and friends. 
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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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