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.

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Thought Leader of the Year Award

Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year Award

​​​​Seeing a lack of recognition for leaders in this overlooked sector, The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (The Alliance), the leading professional association for the middle market, launched the Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year Award. The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the middle market through the publication of works that promote research and higher standards of excellence.


Founded in 2009, this premier award recognizes those in the M&A community who create and advocate new ideas that add value to the marketplace. Furthermore these contributions add to the M&A body of knowledge serving as a solid foundation for The Alliance's education and credentialing programs. To date, eight leading professionals have earned the prestigious Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year Award.

​​​​Nominations Being Accepted Until November 15, 2013.

​​​Consider nominating executives, clients, advisors or partners who are Middle Market Thought Leaders in the M&A profession. Nominations can include: research studies, white papers, articles, e-communications or books.

For nominations to be considered, submissions must have been released or published within the period of September 2012 and before September 2013.

Enter your nomination HERE!​​​​

2013 Award Partners

Merrill Datasite BVD

While the award delivers a unique opportunity for recognizing and honoring middle market thought leaders, it also offers sponsors the ability to make valuable connections and gain widespread recognition at the highest level of middle market leadership. In addition to a substantial PR campaign, the award will be marketed heavily to all middle market leaders; not just The Alliance's membership of 900 investment and M&A professionals. These heavy marketing efforts to middle market leaders and their most trusted advisors place our sponsors in a unique position to reach decentralized middle market executives, at the very time many of them are in need of services.

Sponsors will have the very unique ability to reach and market to executive leadership and their transaction compensated advisors that are looking to exit profitable companies. With this in mind, we invite you to become one of our exclusive awards sponsors. This will provide your organization the ability to reach a uniquely targeted audience while demonstrating a commitment to building industry relationships and driving business value in the middle market.

The awards ceremony will take place at The AM&AA (The Alliance) 2014 Winter Conference, January 21-23 in Scottsdale, AZ at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel . You don't want to miss out on this once-a-year chance to get your company in front of these crucial players in the M&A middle market sector.

To learn more about the AM&AA Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year Sponsorship package, please contact Diane Niederman, VP Business Development and Marketing, at or call (877) 844-2535.