The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)'s InterGrowth 2017 conference at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, April 24-26, offers a plethora of opportunities to connect with other middle-market dealmakers and a coveted chance to hear keynote speaker Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson serves as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers and is keynoting ACG’s InterGrowth 2017.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson serves as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers and is keynoting ACG’s InterGrowth 2017. Bloomberg News

Point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers for 13 seasons, Johnson currently serves as the team's president of basketball operations. He also serves as CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate valued at an estimated $1 billion. Since retiring from playing basketball professionally more than 20 years ago, Johnson has become a business powerhouse who says he has "dedicated his life to leaving a positive impact in underserved urban communities."

InterGrowth is one of the year's largest gatherings of deal professionals. “Where else in the country, or in the world, can you put more than 2,000 dealmakers together?” says Carter Morse & Mathias managing partner Ramsey Goodrich, who chairs the 2017 conference.

“I think you’re going to see more deals coming out of InterGrowth.” Goodrich adds that buyers are behaving aggressively again, with the U.S. election in the rearview mirror. Consumer good and retail; healthcare; manufacturing; business services; and technology are among the sectors he anticipated will be more active. “There’s a renewed sense of pro-business optimism.”

Ramsey Goodrich of Carter Morse & Mathias (right) chairs the 2017 conference.
Ramsey Goodrich of Carter Morse & Mathias (right) chairs the 2017 conference. Photo Credit: Stan Lindsey

In addition to sourcing new deal leads, attendees can network over a round of golf, play a game of tennis, take part in a 5K run or join a group doing yoga.

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Demitri Diakantonis

Demitri Diakantonis

Demitri Diakantonis serves as Assistant Managing Editor. He joined Mergers & Acquisitions in 2015 as a Senior Reporter.