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About Aspire

The private equity boom is a global phenomenon, but most dealmaking involves local investors, advisors and entrepreneurs. ASPIRE fills a void in America’s top business markets by providing high-quality information and one-on-one networking for local dealmakers.

About SBN

ASPIRE is produced by Smart Business Network. Founded in 1989, SBN built the largest chain of local business magazines in the country. Our staff has interviewed thousands of CEOs – from billionaire investors like Mark Cuban to iconic leaders like Jack Welch. You can find these stories at SBN also produces dozens of local B2B events and provides content marketing services to regional, national and global brands, including Avery Dennison, Huntington, Medline and RPM International.