DALLAS, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas-based investment bank Allegiance Capital is assembling a team of merger and acquisition industry experts, economists and lawmakers to discuss the economic outlook, a burgeoning M&A market, and what Texas business can expect in 2011. These M&A thought-leaders will present their information in a live blog on the Allegiance Capital website in conjunction with the Texas ACG Capital Connection conference on March 2, 2011. Subscribe online to the Texas ACG Capital Connection blog, called "Beyond the Podium," at http://www.allcapcorp.com/acgtx .
Highlights of the Beyond the Podium blog include interviews with Texas ACG Capital Connection keynote speakers Bill Lively, President and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, and Ben Stein, Actor, Writer, Lawyer and Commentator on Economic and Political Issues. Additionally, the Allegiance Capital team of experts, in tandem with the Texas Capital Connection conference, will provide business owners with valuable insight into current market trends.
Chad Watt, Dallas-based reporter for Mergermarket will be a featured blogger for the event. Mergermarket is a proprietary M&A intelligence service and part of the Financial Times Group. Mergermarket data indicates that 2010 M&A activity in Texas increased by more than one-third over 2009. The number of Texas deals reported in 2010 was the highest since 2007. Chad specializes in reporting on energy companies and financial services businesses. Most recently, he broke the news that Sterling Bancshares, Inc. had put itself up for sale.
Using video and written components Allegiance Capital will share portions of the conference with online viewers and open the floor for additional discussion. Also, stay tuned to the Texas ACG Capital Connection blog and Allegiance Capital's YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/allegiancecapital for valuable information leading up to the conference.
About Allegiance Capital
Allegiance Capital Corporation is a full-service investment bank specializing in the middle market (companies with revenue from $20 million to $500 million). The firm assists private companies with every aspect of selling and financing a business, including: debt restructuring, mezzanine financing, executing leveraged buyouts, strategic partnering, consulting and other related services. The firm has won multiple awards recognizing the value it delivers to clients. Examples include: 2009 Dealmaker of the Year (Dallas Business Journal), 2008 Boutique Investment Bank of the Year (M&A Advisor), 2006 Investment Bank of the Year (Dallas Business Journal). For more information, refer to the company website, www.allcapcorp.com. Subscribe to the Capital Ideas blog by visiting: www.allcapcorp.com/blog. Follow Allegiance Capital on http://www.linkedin.com/company/allegiance-capital and http://www.facebook.com/AllegianceCapital .