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AM&AA and SBIA are pleased to announce the 2019 Deal Summit!
In an effort to provide greater value to our members, we are always looking for opportunities to improve and innovate our event offerings and networking opportunities. To that end, we are pleased to announce, that the Alliance of M&A Advisors (AM&AA) and the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) are joining forces and combining SBIA’s Southern Private Equity Conference and AM&AA’s…
Oct 15, 2018
NASAA Strongly Supports Passage of Title III (HR 477) of S 488, JOBS Act 3.0
Joseph P. Borg, President of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), strongly supported passage of Title III (HR 477), noting that: "State securities regulators have long shared Congress's interest in establishing a more streamlined regulatory framework for persons serving as brokers in M&A deals that involve the transfer of securities, subject to appropriate…
Sep 10, 2018
GovTrack Gives 94% Chance of Enactment to S 488, The JOBS Act 3.0
On July 17th, the US House passed S 488, the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018, aka the JOBS 3.0 Act, by a huge, bipartisan majority (406-0). The language of HR 477, The Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017 is included in this bill as Title III. The bill now moves back to the Senate for a final vote.
Aug 27, 2018
National M&A Business Broker Associations Urge Congress to…
On August 16th, the leading, national professional associations representing business brokers and M&A advisors issued a joint letter urging Congressional leaders to include the language of HR 477 in the final draft of HR 6147, the 2019 Financial Services & General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Bill.
Aug 21, 2018
US Senate Passes 2019 Financial Services & General Government…
On Wednesday, August 1st, the US Senate passed its version of the 2019 Financial Services & General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Bill. As expected, the Senate version does NOT include the language of HR 477, The Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales and Brokerage Simplification Act.
Aug 06, 2018
The Alliance partners with IACVS for Inaugural International CM&AA
The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (The Alliance) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the International Association of Certified Valuation Specialists for their first ever international Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor credentialing program. This inaugural offering will take place September 3-7, 2018 at Singapore Management University in Singapore.
Jul 27, 2018
The 2018 Summer Conference Preview Guide is Available Now!
For an early overview of the opportunities we’re building into every minute of this premier conference, download the event preview guide. Once you've had a change to get a sneak peak of what's in store, don't forget to register and secure your spot!
Jul 03, 2018
MidMarket Dealmakers Plan for Next 20 Years

Get the app and connect today with the leading independent private business investors and advisors gathering in Chicago to do deals while planning for the future growth of The Alliance of M&A Advisors. 


Jul 03, 2018
Email Your US Sentators Now! Full Senate Appropriations Committee Set…
On Tuesday, June 19th, the Financial Services & General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee voted the FY 2019 FSGG Appropriations Bill favorably out of committee. The full Senate Appropriations Committee is set to mark up this bill this Thursday, June 21st. As of this writing we have not been able to obtain a copy of the Senate version of this bill, but at…
Jun 19, 2018
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Set to Markup Senate Version…
The Financial Services & General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to markup FY 2019 FSGG Appropriations Bill on Tuesday, June 19th, beginning at 11:00 AM. Again, this is considered to be a "must pass" bill, because it provides the funding necessary to keep various federal agencies open and running past September 30th. As of this writing we…
Jun 17, 2018
House Appropriations Committee approves FY 2019 Financial Services &…
Late on June 13th, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2019 Financial Services & General Government Appropriations Bill. This is considered to be a "must pass" bill, because it provides the funding necessary to keep various federal agencies open and running past September 30th. The language of HR 477, The Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales and Brokerage Simplification…
Jun 14, 2018
The Value of Mid-Sized Companies

The private middle market drives economic growth and creates new jobs more than any other sector of the economy. However, it is a segment that is often overlooked in terms of their contributions and their needs. Thomas A. Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, talks about the importance of mid-…

Jun 05, 2018
Your US Senators urgently need to hear from YOU
HR. 477, The Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales & Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017, recently passed the US House of Representatives UNANIMOUSLY (426-0). With all of the other issues confronting Congress, time is running out to get this bill passed by the US Senate before the end of this session.
Mar 12, 2018
HR 477, The Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales and…

The bill will now move to the US Senate, where it will be referred to the Senate Banking Committee, and where this strong, bi-partisan final vote by the House will go a long way to ensuring prompt consideration and passage.


Mike Ertel thanks to all of you who have been reaching out to your US Representatives and urging their co-sponsorship /support of HR 477. We will be asking you…

Dec 10, 2017
National Center for the Middle Market Presents New Research on M&A in Miami

Presentation of the findings and insights of data received from a recent new survey of 400 middle market owners and CEOs.  Highlights of what was learned about the role of inorganic growth in company strategy and the characteristics of companies for whom M&A is a strategic tool vs those companies that use it an occasional tactic.  Mr. Stewart will discuss their experiences with the various…

Nov 18, 2017