Recent Updates

7/16/14 – Online Registration closes July 16

7/7/14 – See who’s attending the Summer Conference.

6/18/14 – Need approval to attend? Use our Justification Toolkit!

6/11/14 – Check out the special events at the 2014 Conference

5/16/14 – New sponsors sign on to support the Summer Conference.

5/14/14 – Agenda updated with new sessions/speakers

Who Should Attend

The conference attracts 500+ middle market professionals, with 60% of attendees represented by deal makers.

Learn more about this influential group.

Conference Venue

Conference Activities

2014 AM&AA Summer Conference
July 22-24, 2014 - JW Marriott - Chicago, IL

As confidence in the U.S. economy grows, leverage levels increase and international crises die down, M&A activity is vastly improving. The market is now brimming with buyers and sellers ready to transact. The smart investment bankers, private equity firms and other dealmaking professionals are finding ways to use M&A to add value for companies, investors and the economy.

In response to the changing M&A market, the 2014 Summer Conference theme is Evolve: Capturing Opportunities in Today’s Market. Be part of this year’s most anticipated industry event for a program that connects 500+ dealmakers representing countries all over the world.

Keynote Speakers

Patrick O'Keefe

A Macro Economic Outlook
O’Keefe shares an outlook on economic conditions, underlying trends and their implications for business activity during the coming year.

  Steven LaTourette
  McDonald Hopkins

Washington Update
What impact will the dysfunction in Congress have on business, including the bull’s eye placed on carried interest? The former Congressman shares his first-hand insights.

Featured Sessions

What Strategic Acquirers are
Looking For

Learn how to make your company an attractive acquisition target.

International Deal Sourcing
Explore middle-market opportunities abroad.

Where are the Sellers?
Discover where to find quality deals in the lower middle-market.

Becoming a Winning Seller/Advisor
Don’t miss two interactive workshops that prepare you for the transaction process.

View the full agenda.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

2014 Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year Partners

Platinum Sponsors


View the 2014 Sponsor Line-up.


For questions about the 2014 Summer Conference, or to register, contact Amie Schneider at (312) 856-9590.