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AICA

 

Why does C.V. Lemmon & Co. actively participate in the Alliance of International Corporate Advisors (AICA)?

 

 

First and foremost, because AICA allows us to serve you better.

 

A client once asked, “Isn’t AICA just eye candy?” We proved to him and we will prove to you that AICA is a thriving organization geared for your success. AICA is a seamless global partnership of select M&A advisors focused on middle-market transactions, typically from $5 million to $250 million. With roots reaching back more than 35 years, AICA has evolved to include 30 member firms in more than 20 countries covering five continents. AICA is a prosperous, dynamic network that helps us provide strategic international coverage to our clients.

 

AICA helps us make connections and deliver results. AICA members have a world of knowledge and put it to use every day on a global scale.

In addition to face-to-face conferences every six months, AICA members post all opportunities and requests on a secure server. We communicate by telephone, Skype, and e-mail to facilitate:

 

  1. Information sharing regarding key developments impacting the acquisition and sale of companies.
  2. Confidential communications among highly experienced dealmakers.
  3. Direct access to qualified international buyers and sellers.
  4. Introductions to and communications with outstanding specialists in niche markets and strategic business centers to anticipate and overcome issues encountered from cultural and language differences.

 

Most importantly, our strategic relationships deliver results through the power of a global partnership.

 

Thanks to AICA, C.V. Lemmon & Co. provides clients with the gateway to:

  • Leverage international M&A contacts for middle-market transactions.
  • Negotiate middle-market opportunities with solid advice.
  • Navigate the language, cultural, legal and financial differences between companies and countries.
  • Establish trust and confidence among parties to a transaction.

 

The majority of AICA professionals have earned advanced educational degrees. English is the required common language. Attendance at three-day conferences is mandatory twice per year. Conferences last three days and are heavily scheduled with confidential deal presentations, networking, breakout sessions and meetings. AICA conferences are held on alternating continents and have recently been in Chicago, Paris, Miami, and Egypt. Local country tours and leisure time is limited during a conference, but is encouraged before or after each conference.

 

AICA participation is expensive. Dues are $5,000 per year plus the cost of international travel and time away from the office. With so much time and money invested in our AICA membership, we at C.V. Lemmon & Co. make certain that our participation continually serves the best interest of our clients.

 

Charles Lemmon serves on AICA’s Membership Committee.

 

The AICA experience has been highly rewarding to C.V. Lemmon & Co. because we have built lasting friendships with professional colleagues from Asia, Europe and Latin America. We know our colleagues both professionally and socially. We share a common bond of trust, which greatly enhances our effectiveness in working for you.

 

WHERE ARE AICA FIRMS LOCATED?

 

AICA has an encompassing global reach, with almost 30 member firms employing more than 150 professional dealmakers serving major business centers:

 

Australia

Brazil

Canada

China

Egypt

France

Germany

Hungary

India

Israel

Italy

Japan

Mexico

Poland

Romania

Republic of Serbia

Slovak Republic

Spain

Thailand

United Kingdom

United States

Vietnam

 

WHAT INDUSTRIES DOES AICA COVER?

 

  • Automotive
  • Business Outsourcing
  • Construction
  • Food
  • Global Energy
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences

 

For more information about AICA, visit the site at http://aoica.org/.