ACG Cincinnati’s Deal Maker Committee has fully re-imagined the Deal Maker experience.

Working with KPG Creative, we have crafted a digital platform that will inspire, engage, celebrate and drive deal-making.

ACG is delighted to continue our relationship with presenting sponsor, Fifth Third Bank, for a second year.

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Zoomed out?  Not at Deal Maker. 

From videos about the Finalists and compelling content from our thought-leading partners, Deal Maker 2021 will be an experience like no other in the city.  Our focus is on producing a memorable virtual event worthy of the Deal Maker name. 

Using an innovative technology platform, we will make it simple to engage in a delightful, immersive virtual space that empowers people to communicate, connect and collaborate with each other just as in real-life. Virtual that feels natural and intuitive. There’s an experience to match your pandemic profile.  Ready for in-person?  Attend a small-group watch party.  Or fully participate virtually from the comfort and safety of your home or office. 

Deal Maker 2021 will digitally convene Corporate Business Leaders, Senior Service Professionals, iBankers, Family Offices and Private Equity Investors, Media and the broader M&A community to honor the deals of the year and the people who drive growth through transactions.  Hear from deal-making innovators, learn the story behind the deals, and engage with the leaders in the Cincinnati business community.

What to Expect

The program will start with a virtual “Red Carpet” welcome complete with interviews of business VIPs. In collaboration with our major partners, we hope to host  “Watch Parties” throughout the city with small, safely-distance groups.  Watch party attendees will be able to network in person within the small group as well as with other watch parties and the online group.  Choose your option according to your risk profile.

All attendees will receive a gift box with ingredients for a signature cocktail.  A mixologist will lead us in creating the drink and we’ll start the awards program at 4:30 pm sharp with a celebratory toast. The tightly scripted awards program, hosted by our incomparable emcee Doug Bolton, will conclude in less than an hour.

Immediately following the program, we’ll direct users to a virtual ball-room.  

Using an innovative software platform that mimics the in-person experience, avatars featuring your headshot will permit you to “mingle” in the ballroom, in sponsor salons and at corporate sponsor tables. It’s the next best thing to being there.

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Individual Tickets

  • ACG Members & Employees of Annual Sponsors:  $90
  • YACG Members:  $50
  • Non-ACG Members:  $140
  • Finalists’s Guests:  $50
  • Cincinnati Start-ups, Entrepreneurs, Accelerators, Incubators:  $50 (Need code)
Individual Tickets


Corporate Tables

  • Early Registration Until March 16:  $1750
  • After March 17:  $2000
  • Make networking easy with a corporate sponsorship
  • 10 tickets
  • Logo recognition
  • Virtual table in ballroom to serve as a base for your team
Corporate Tables

Once registration is complete you will be provided with a link and password which you can use, together with your email address registered, to access the networking site. Keep a record of your login details in case you need them for future reference. If you do forget then do not panic as you can reset your password.  Using that link, we will ask you to upload a headshot and populate basic contact information.

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