Daily News: February 12, 2014

ACG, Axial Announce Partnership

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is partnering with online networker Axial to better connect the middle market.

The two organizations will collaborate on their shared goal of enabling private companies with more predictable access to capital to allow both growth and exit strategies among middle market business owners. In addition to participating at ACG’s annual InterGrowth industry conference, Axial will provide preferred content, tools and services to ACG members, and contribute expert commentary to ACG’s Middle Market Growth magazine.

The partnership also gives Axial the opportunity to support ACG’s policy initiatives promoting legislation friendly to middle market business owners, as well as to the brokers and capital sources who enable and advance their growth.

“This partnership will generate significant growth in connections across our member bases both online and offline, leading to higher success rates of middle market private company transactions,” said Peter Lehrman, Chief Executive Officer, Axial. “We’ve been working with ACG for several years and this presents a structured opportunity to better serve the needs of capital providers, advisors, and private companies to fuel American middle market growth.”

Axial joins fellow ACG partners that include market leaders such as Merrill DataSite, Grant Thornton, Venable and PitchBook Data.

“ACG is thrilled to be collaborating with Axial in our quest to bring the middle market together to achieve business and professional goals,” said ACG President & CEO Gary LaBranche, FASAE, CAE. “Axial’s support of our signature events, InterGrowth and EuroGrowth, and participation in our thought leadership programming helps further our mission of driving middle-market growth.”

Axial operates an online network for professionals who operate, advise, finance and acquire private companies.