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School of Business Named Academic Partner for "The Middle Market: Our World of Opportunity" Conference in Miami

October 22, 2012
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The University of Miami School of Business Administration has been named by the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors as the academic partner for its winter conference, “The Middle Market: Our World of Opportunity,” which will be held in Miami January 14-17, 2013.

The Alliance leadership says naming Miami as the location for the conference and the School as the academic partner serves as an important step to better serve and harness the resources, opportunities and players within this highly fragmented sector.

“Our goal, with this conference and with selecting Miami, the port of call for North American and cross-border opportunity, as the Host City, and the appointment of the University of Miami School of Business as the Academic Partner, is to accelerate the role of the middle market as a massive engine to transform business, renew prosperity and drive economic opportunities – both here in the U.S. and around the globe – immediately and over the long term,” said Michael Nall, CEO and co-founder of the Alliance.

With Miami as the Host City for the conference, leading executives, investors, intermediaries, and trusted advisors who share a passion and focus on driving performance and deal-making in the middle market – those companies with transaction value between $5 and $500 million - will have the opportunity to gather together in the ‘gateway to Latin America,’ and one of the most critically important business, economic, and investor regions of the U.S., said Benjamin Roberts,  a conference committee Member and Managing Partner of Bergin, Roberts & Co, a leading South Florida-Based investment and finance firm.

As academic partner for this conference, the School of Business will provide direction and support from its esteemed faculty, staff and select MBA students to exponentially increase the effectiveness for live and virtual knowledge-sharing at the conference and drive qualified knowledge exchange and collaborative learning opportunities to the middle market business owners, C-suite executives, investors, intermediaries and advisors who are being brought together.

“One of our primary goals at this conference is to leverage our distinguished faculty, alumni and staff to facilitate and foster immediate and ongoing connections, collaborative learning and exchange between these decision makers and deal makers in this critically important, yet fragmented segment of the global marketplace,” said Amelia Rea Maguire, associate dean of executive education at the School.

For details and to register for the Alliance’s Winter Conference, “The Middle Market: Our World of Opportunity in 2013,” visit http://www.mandaconnection.org or call 877-844-2535. Follow conference updates on Twitter @ #worldofopp2013.

The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors®  is the premier international organization serving the educational and resource needs of the middle market M&A profession. Established in 1998 to bring together CPAs, attorneys and other experienced corporate financial advisors, AM&AA's 870-plus professional services firms draw upon and share their expertise to better serve the need of middle market companies worldwide.

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