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The 2018 Summer Conference Preview Guide is Available Now!

Plans are progressing rapidly for The Alliance 2018 Summer Conference. So we hope your plans are also underway to join us in Chicago.

 

This conference will deliver an active deal-making environment with more opportunities to connect, collaborate and conduct business than ever before, plus some of the most forward-looking and informative educational sessions yet. 



For an…

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 to Markup…
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 of FY 2019…
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 & General…
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 Brokerage…

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
How to Build your Personal and Business Brand in 2018

Keynote - Michael Lasky | Michael is an internationally recognized brand strategy expert and an intellectual property lawyer. He is the author of THE GOOD BRAND - How Companies Create Valuable Brands. He is known for his edu-tainment speaking style which will keep you engaged without realizing that you are being educated with critical knowledge. Be sure to meet and…

Nov 15, 2017
2018 Training & Certification Dates for CM&AA Credentialing Program
February 26 - March 2, 2018: Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ
April 23 - 27, 2018: University of Maryland, Washington, DC

May 21 - 25, 2018: DePaul University, Chicago, IL
September 24 - 28, 2018: DePaul University, Chicago, IL


Oct 23, 2017
Good News From the Middle Market
Middle-market companies are getting healthier—but still face a lot of uncertainty.

That’s the assessment from Tom Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market. In a discussion with The Wall Street Journal’s John Bussey, he talks about where the middle market stands today and its prospects for the future. Here are edited excerpts of their conversation.
May 09, 2017