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The conference kicks off on Wednesday with our Welcome Reception and Capital Connection, followed by a full day of content and meetings on Thursday and concludes with a networking breakfast on Friday morning for those staying over the night of June 1. See who is coming.

Wednesday, May 31

M&A West opens up with pre-conference activities, registration and Capital Connection & Opening Reception.

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Pre-Game with Golf

Silverado Country Club - Invite Only (separate registration required) Contact for information and to join the waitlist.

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Register in the hotel lobby upon arrival. Registration will be located in the alcove just beyond hotel check-in desk.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


DealLounge will be open to all so you can start making deals as soon as you arrive. Join us on the Vineyard Terrace.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Sip, savor and swirl on the Village Lawn. Enjoy interactive wine tastings featuring some of the finest wine producers from the region. Guests will have the opportunity to taste small limited production wines paired with delicious bites and meet and mingle with winery owners and winemakers from top wineries, as well as with our Private Equity exhibitors. See who is exhibiting.

Thursday, June 1

M&A West offers a full day of opportunities to learn, connect, and make deals.

6:45 AM - 7:30AM


Join the Women of ACG POD and meet some new friends! Enjoy a 1.5-mile hike through the Vineyard ending at the “Crusher” Statue atop the hill (great for a photo op) and a sun salutation or two!  A great way to start your day. Please wear running/walking shoes and layered clothing to your comfort. We will meet at the Spa Cave entrance.  Everyone is welcome!!

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Join us for breakfast in the Fountain Courtyard.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Meet our Sponsors outside the Meritage Ballroom in the Vineyard Pre-Function.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

ACG DealSource® (closed to general attendees)

Investment Bankers and Private Equity participating in DealSource and Capital Connection: one-on-one meetings located in Section I-II of the Meritage Ballroom.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Open to all attendees to host one-on-one meetings on the Vineyard Terrace.

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM


Meritage Ballroom

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

PANEL 1 - Farella Braun + Martel - Cross Border M&A in the California Market

Cross-border M&A transactions in California and across the United States continue to offer compelling opportunities for international companies and investors.  A successful cross-border deal requires boots on the ground – a team of lawyers, accountants and other professionals who are intimately familiar with local rules and regulations and can help their clients successfully navigate the complexities inherent in cross-border deals.  This moderated discussion will provide insights, current trends, risks and rewards affecting cross-border deals. This will include regulatory and antitrust concerns, the market for debt financing and a tumultuous geopolitical climate. We will discuss real-world examples to demonstrate how “local” counsel in California provided value in the latest deals.

Moderator: Drew Goodwin, Partner, Farella Braun + Martel
Panelists: William Devenish, Director, Fieldfisher

Gunther Hofmann, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Associates

Mayuko Tsujimoto, Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Meritage Ballroom

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

PANEL 2 - Mercer - Accelerating Value Creation through People: From Pre-transaction through Restructure

Moderators: Aaron Chaum, Senior Principal, Mercer

Sonalika Ahuja, UN, Sustainability, Climate Change Advocate, Mercer

Panelists: Tom Barber, Managing Director, SBJ Capital

Bruce Lundquist, Co-Founder, Rack and Riddle

Nicole Nugent, Managing Director, Armory Securities, LLC

Andrew Poley, Vice President, San Francisco Equity Partners

Meritage Ballroom

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

PANEL 3 - Baker Botts - Recent Developments in Tech M&A


Moderator: Jason Rabbitt-Tomita, Partner, Baker Botts

Panelists: Satya Bajpai, Managing Director, JMP Securities

Tony Quintong, Founder, CEO, CFO, Securieon Group

Meritage Ballroom

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Enjoy a seated networking lunch followed by keynote fireside chat.

Meritage Ballroom

12:45 - 1:30 PM

KEYNOTE - Navigating Change to Drive Growth in the Current Mid-Market Environment

Moderator: Shawn Flynn, Principal, Global Capital Markets Incorporated
Host, The Silicon Valley Podcast

Fireside with: Jennifer Zeszut, CEO, Co-Founder, Gooder Foods, the maker of Goodles and Jon Kinney, Managing Director, Chief Strategy Officer, The Riverside Company.

Meritage Ballroom

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

PANEL 4 - ECA - The Future of Work

ECA Partners hosts PE leaders to discuss talent market trends across value creation teams and portco C-suites. 

Moderators: Burt Francis, Managing Director, ECA Partners
Steven Haug, PhD, Director, ECA Partners 

Panelists: Steven Berman, Director, Executive Search, Accel-KKR
John Dahlgren, VP Talent, SBJ Capital 
Jon Van Tuin, Managing Director, P4G Capital 
Kate Migliaro, Head of Portfolio Talent, Value Creation, Searchlight Capital Partners


Meritage Ballroom

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

PANEL 5 - The Rise of Family Offices

Moderator: Vishal Verma, Edgewood Ventures, LLC
Panelists: Sabeer Bhatia, Founder, Hotmail

Morgan Yaping Wang, Partners of EP Funds

Meritage Ballroom

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Wine Down on the Vineyard Deck. Cap off with a wine tasting featuring the best of Napa Valley.

Friday, June 2

For those staying over, please join us for breakfast and one last chance to connect before checkout.

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Farewell Networking Breakfast Buffet

Join us for an exquisite breakfast buffet in the Fountain Courtyard.

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