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ACG Connecticut Hosts Hartford Event for Aerospace/Defense Market Overview

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ACG Connecticut Hosts Hartford Event for Aerospace/Defense Market Overview

ACG Connecticut Hosts Hartford Event for Aerospace/Defense Market Overview

FAIRFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACG Connecticut, the Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the premier authority on corporate growth, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions, will hold its semiannual ACG Connecticut Hartford Breakfast on May 26, 2011 at 7:30AM at The Hartford Club.

“Connecticut is significant for its sizeable corporate base of aerospace and defense contractors and I anticipate a productive conversation regarding the essential capital the private equity community provides to national security-related businesses.”

The Honorable Tom Ridge, first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, former Governor of Pennsylvania and now President and CEO of Ridge Global, will deliver the keynote presentation. Robert D. Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co., will lead an opening session providing an update on the Aerospace/Defense and National Security Markets.

“I look forward to joining ACG Connecticut in Hartford and meeting the key members of the state’s vibrant private equity and investment community,” said Ridge. “Connecticut is significant for its sizeable corporate base of aerospace and defense contractors and I anticipate a productive conversation regarding the essential capital the private equity community provides to national security-related businesses.”

"It is an honor to welcome Secretary Ridge and Mr. Kipps to Hartford to share their expertise in a crucial industry sector,” said Jim Barra, Managing Director, Ironwood Capital of Avon, CT. “Gaining a nuanced perspective on the current state of the defense industry and outlook for the future will be immensely valuable for dealmakers in and around the capital as well as throughout the entire state.”

“We always look forward to meeting in Hartford and are particularly excited to host two dynamic speakers this year on a topic germane to all of us,” said Ramsey Goodrich, President of ACG Connecticut, and Managing Director at Carter, Morse & Mathias. “We’d like to thank our Board Members in Hartford for arranging this high-caliber and extremely timely event and urge the professional community in Connecticut and surrounding areas to join us for this rare opportunity.”

The Hartford meeting is followed by the ACG Connecticut Breakfast Meeting on June 3 at The Stamford Marriott. The gathering of dealmakers and financial professionals will feature a presentation by Lawrence Calcano, Chairman and CEO, Bite Tech.

For more information on monthly breakfast meetings and additional ACG Connecticut programming please visit http://www.acg.org/connecticut.

About ACG

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the global community for middle market M&A dealmakers and business leaders focused on driving growth. ACG members have access to data, content and networking to access capital, make deals and drive corporate growth. Founded in 1954, ACG has grown to more than 13,000 members organized in 56 chapters throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.acg.org. For more information about ACG Connecticut, please visit http://chapters.acg.org/connecticut/.

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