September 8 & 9, 2021 Greater Columbus Convention Center | Columbus, OH
Register to Attend
8 Add to Calendar


The Great Lakes Capital Connection Conference is a dynamic networking, deal-sourcing and educational event that attracts a virtual who’s who of middle market M&A professionals from across the country. It is a collaborative effort of seven ACG Chapters from the Midwest & Mid-Atlantic regions.

Each year, this high-energy event brings together more than 1,000 M&A professionals for incredible deal sourcing opportunities, networking and insights into the biggest trends in corporate growth, finance and exits.


  • Connect with more than 1,000 influential investment bankers, M&A professionals and intermediaries
  • Network with ACG members from the Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indiana, Pittsburgh, Western Michigan, and other chapters
  • Gain new insights in growth, acquisitions, finance, partnerships & exit strategies
  • Learn from renowned speakers and panelists
  • Source new deals and opportunities



Sponsorship opportunities for the 2021 Great Lakes ACG Capital Connection are still available!
Click here to view the sponsorship prospectus.
Questions? Reach out to Micah Whitfield at or +1 (412) 228-3289


Tentative; Subject to change.

September 8th

10:00 am
Doors Open - Registration | Attendee Lounge | Exhibits Area
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Buffet Lunch - Open to All Conference Attendees
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Restricted to DealSource & Capital Connection Table Registrants

Sponsored by

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Session #1 - The 2021 Deal Tsunami: A Buy Side Discussion
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Session #2 - Enhancing Sell-Side Prep To Drive Enterprise Value
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Evening Reception

Sponsored by

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
YACG Reception - sponsored by ACG Columbus

September 9th

7:45 am
Doors Open - Registration | Attendee Lounge | Exhibits Area
8:00 am - 9:15 am
Breakfast & Keynote Speaker
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Capital Connection
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Session #3 - The ESOP Alternative - What You Need to Know
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Session #6 - Economic Forum
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Keynote Speaker
2:15 pm
Closing Remarks / Charity Raffle - Proceeds Benefit: Columbus Works, Inc.


For the convenience of our attendees the GLACGCC has reserved a block of rooms in the Hilton Columbus Downtown. This beautiful hotel is within walking distance to over 300 dining and entertainment venues within the Short North Arts District, with direct access to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, venue of the 2021 GLACGCC, and nearby Nationwide Arena and North Market.

You can book your hotel room at the discounted group rate by clicking the button below.

Book your Room

Our primary room block at the Hilton Columbus Downtown is now sold out. We have secured an overflow room block at the Hyatt Regency Columbus which is also directly connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Click here to book your room.