The Association for Corporate Growth was founded in 1954. Today, it remains a trusted and respected resource for middle-market dealmakers and business leaders who invest in growth and build companies.

The networking and educational opportunities that ACG delivers to its members has helped it grow into a global organization with 56 chapters. And ACG continues to grow, even in light of economic downturns and financial instability in the global marketplace.

Just today, ACG Global announced a major milestone: the association has surpassed 14,000 members. In the past year, 4,073 new members have joined the association, driving the total membership up to 14,084.

Here is the official press release from ACG Global:


Milestone number a record for the association which caters to the middle market growth community

CHICAGO—The Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG) announced it has achieved a significant membership milestone, surpassing 14,000 members—14,084 members to be exact. This includes 4,073 new members that have joined over the last 12 months, which represents a six percent increase.

“This record-breaking membership level is testimony to the hard work of chapter leaders, members and executives,” said Gary LaBranche, ACG president & CEO, FASAE, CAE. “It also reflects the strength of ACG in the middle market and the value that it provides to members.”

ACG continues to be the home for the middle market both in the U.S. and globally. Such growth was underscored in 2011 with the formation and launch of two European chapters in Spain and the Czech Republic and a third planned for Q1 of 2012 in the United Kingdom.

Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 56 chapters. Doing business in the middle market is at the heart of the ACG membership experience. Chapters in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia bring dealmakers together to help them achieve their business and professional goals. Face-to-face events, online tools, structured networking opportunities, exclusive member benefits and leading-edge market intelligence provide ACG members with powerful business-building resources.

ACG membership consists of private equity professionals, investment bankers & intermediaries, attorneys, auditors & accountants, lenders, corporate development officers, company leaders and others focused on the middle market.

“ACG continues to expand its reach supporting its mission, Driving Middle-Market Growth,” said Andy Rice, chairman of the ACG Board of Directors and senior vice president of the Jordan Company. “ACG is and will continue to be the home of the middle market.”

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Congratulations to the entire ACG family for reaching such a momentous milestone. The unprecedented growth of the association over the past year, coupled with such honors as ACG president & CEO, Gary LaBranche, being named the 2012 Association TRENDS “Association Executive of the Year,” illustrate the value that the association brings to its members.