Since 2000, The M&A Advisor Summit has been the industry’s pioneering and preeminent conference for leading global dealmakers and key market experts in M&A, Financing, and Restructuring. The annual conference attracts more than 500 attendees, providing participants with exclusive networking opportunities, unprecedented access to market intelligence and resources, and tools to boost business growth and performance.

The two-day Summit features the Symposium, the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, one-on-one meetings, a smart city Idealab, and the Ultimate Closing Dinner hosted at The Metropolitan Club and the Steelhouse Penthouse on Columbus Circle.  


I. The Forum Agenda
7:30 – 4:30 pm   The Symposium
  • Stalwarts Roundtable Panel Discussions
  • Keynote Conversations


6:30 – 11:00 pm  16th Annual M&A Advisor
Awards Gala

  • Chairman’s Reception
  • Awards Dinner
  • After Party


9:00 – 11:30 pm  M&A Advisor Connects™

One-on-One Meetings


1:30 – 3:30 pm    The TransHuman City IdeaLab (by Invitation Only)


4:00 - 5:00 pm     Meeting of the US Chapter of the Asia M&A Association  (by Invitation Only)

7:00 – 10:00 pm   The Ultimate Closing Dinner


II. The Symposium The Future of Finance
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13 | 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM 
The Metropolitan Club – New York, NY

This exclusive invitation-only assembly gathers more than 400 experts, insiders, and business leaders to discuss the top trends, opportunities, and key issues facing the M&A market today. The Symposium faculty of more than 60 industry leaders and Summit delegates include Executive Management of U.S. and international investment firms: private equity, hedge fund, family offices, and institutional investors; investment banking advisors; corporate leadership; legal advisors; consultants; political influencers and policy makers; academics; and the major global business media.

During these highly insightful on-stage panel discussions and one-on-one interviews, M&A Advisor faculty share their expertise and outlook on a range of topics impacting the industry, including:

  •  Organization & Talent Planning: Aligning Financial Objectives of a Deal with Long Term People Strategy
  • The TransHuman Code: Aligning The Future of Humanity and Technology
  • Dealing with Technology: Impact of Innovation on Industry
  • Creating Corporate Business Value: Growth In The 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Digital People and The Future of Work
  • Governing M&A: Managing Capitol Hill Under the New Regime
  • The Change Catalyst: Embracing and Leading Change
  • Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin: How Automating Trust will Realign Business Service
  • The Role of China in the Future of Finance: One Belt, One Road. Global Leadership
  • Sector Trends and Expert Outlook for 2018: Where We Go From Here
III. The Awards Gala
MONDAY NOVEMBER 13 | 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM 
The Metropolitan Club – New York, NY

The 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards is the benchmark for dealmaking excellence. This black-tie gala, featuring the Chairman’s Cocktail Reception, Gala Dinner, and the After Party, is a perennial sellout.


The Awards recognize the leading M&A transactions, restructurings, deal financings, product/services, firms, and professionals.


In addition to celebrating the industry’s leading stalwarts, the 2017 Lifetime Achievement and Leadership Award winners will be honored and inducted into The M&A Advisor Hall of Fame.


IV. M&A Advisor Connects™
One-on-One Meetings

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
Steelcase Penthouse – New York, NY
Investment banks, private equity firms and corporate acquirers will meet through pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments to maximize their exposure to deals and capital. The M&A Advisor will bring their unparalleled connection service experience to manage this transaction and financing “speed dating” program. To register for M&A Advisor Deal Connect, email
V. TransHuman City IdeaLab (by Invitation Only)
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14 | 1:30 – 3:00 PM 
Steelcase Penthouse – New York, NY

To date, the development of Smart City initiatives has been focused on maximizing convenience and cost saving. The next generation of smart or intelligent urban center, is the TransHuman City. The TransHuman City puts the individual at the center of gravity in the relationship between people and technology. Based on sustainable energy and development, open data, Artificial Inteligence, and integrated information, communications and technology (ICT), the TransHuman City will serve citizens first as the platform for the next generation of jobs. Join leaders from finance, government and industry in this dynamic workshop as we discuss how these three constituencies can collaborate on and prosper in our future. Attendance is by invitation only. To request an invitation contact Liudmila Pisareva, Leadership Services Director - 212 951 1550 or

VI. The Ultimate Closing  Dinner
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14 | 7:00 – 10:00 PM 
Steelcase Penthouse – New York, NY
Join fellow dealmakers from around the world for The Ultimate Closing Dinner at the Steelcase Penthouse overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park. Hosted in partnership with Bachhus Capital Management, the world’s leading private equity firm serving the wine industry, this evening will feature an extraordinary selection of their portfolio company’s collections.  This evening has a strictly limited attendance. To learn more and request an invitation contact Tonna Egbuchunam, Account Manager, Leadership Services - 646-442-1318 or
VII. Ticket Information

Ticket prices are:

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Tickets may be purchased here to attend the 2017 M&A Advisor Summit featuring the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. To purchase tickets click on the "Register" button below. 


  • Where

  • The Metropolitan Club
    1 E 60th St
    New York, New York 10022
    (212) 838-7400

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