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Silver Sponsors

ACG TN Board of Directors

Doug Owen, Petra Capital

Past President
Mark Puckett, BDO, USA


William (Bill) Fay, ColeTaylor Business Capital
Mark Frost, Frost & Co.
Al Foster, Keltic
Casey Hammontree, Tenth Street Capital
Ryan Thomas, Bass, Berry & Sims
Robert Vance, Forensic Valuation Services

Melody Vollman, Southeastern Commercial Finance, LLC
James McLaren, Adams Reese
Tyson Bickley, Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis
Doug Owen, Petra Capital
John Hyland, RR Donnelley
Tate Parker, Coface North America
Chris Rowe, Four Bridges Capital Adivors
Andrew Seamons, Pittco Management

Chris Godwin, GenCap America

Capital Connection 
Patricia King, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jason Garrett, U.S. Bank Business Credit
Kolin Hollaway, Adams Reese
John Markham, CapStar C&I Banking
Jeff Nahley, Signal Hill

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Next Meeting
July 22, 2015


June 11 - 12, 2015

Louisville Marriott Downtown

Tentative Schedule



June 11, 2015



3:00 - 7:00 pm

Conference Registration

Resverse Capital Connection

Night Racing at Churchill Downs

5:00 - 9:00 pm

Racing and Reception at Churchill Downs

(Open to all registrants)


June 12, 2015


7:00 - 9:00 am

Conference Registration

7:30 - 9:00 am

Breakfast and Speaker

9:00 - 12:00

Capital Connection

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Luncheon and Speaker

Advance Registration
(on or before
May 1, 2015)
Regular Registration
(after May 1, 2015)
ACG Members
Non-ACG Members
Corporate Executives
CapitalConn. Exhibitor
Reverse Connection


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Attendee Conference Registration


Capital Connection Tables (Private Equity Groups Only)

Register HERE

Reverse Connection (Investment Banks Only)
Contact:  Jane Ferrell

Louisville Marriott Downtown
Reservations HERE


ACG Tennessee Membership

ACG Tennessee is comprised of professionals across Tennessee and the
MidSouth focused on middle-market corporate growth (i.e.: M&A, financing
opportunities, business development, etc.), including a diverse group of
corporate executives, private equity funds, intermediaries, lenders, and
service providers. In addition to our programming events, membership in
ACG Tennessee also offers these benefits:


  • Access to online member directory of more than
    13,000 ACG members
  • Free access to ACG CapitalLinkSMpowered by Pitchbook,
    a database of thousands private equity firms, hedge funds,
    mezzanine investors, small business investment companies,
    valuation firms and M&A advisory firms
  • Subscription to Mergers & Acquisitions, ACG's monthly
    publication with M&A news and insight for the middle market
  • Free access to ACG JobSource, an online (and confidential)
    resume and job posting service for the middle market M&A community
  • Discounted access to thousands of ACG events across the country

Visit this link. Select the Tennessee Chapter and enter your information.
The annual price for membership in ACG Tennessee is $325.

Skyline photo credits (L to R): Isaac Singleton, Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, 
Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation, and Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau


Refund Policy

For a full refund, cancellations must be received in writing via email seven days before Chapter events.  A processing fee of $10 will be charged for all refunds to monthly meetings.  In lieu of a refund, registrants may transfer their registration at any time to a colleague at the same company without penalty.

2015 Programs
February 17, 2015

March 24, 2015
City Winery Networking
Nashville, TN

April 28, 2015
Buying and Selling
Privately-held Companies Panel
Crescent Club
Memphis, TN

May 19, 2015
Up & Down Balance Sheet Panel
Waller Law
Nashville, TN

June 11-12, 2015
ACG Capital Connection
Louisville, KY

July 22, 2015
Joint Meeting with CFA
Chattanooga Lookouts Baseball Game
Chattanooga, TN

August 20, 2015
Memphis, TN

September 15, 2015
Nashville, TN

October 22, 2015

Memphis, TN

November 17, 2015
Nashville, TN

December 7. 2015
Holiday Party

New Members
Welcome to our new members!


Howard Cleveland-PeopleCap Advisors
Andy Nix-PeopleCap Advisors
Tim Stone-Newpoint Advisors Corporation
Sarah Clark Hannan-Bradley Arrant Boult Cummings

Robert Bourquin-Harbert Mezzanine
Jerald Bong-The Gottesman Company
Andrew Eckstein-Duff & Phelps
Joshua Ehrenfeld-Burr & Forman
Sandy Hamrick-Bank of Nashville
William Jackson-Iroquois Capital
Keith Thompson-Waller

Steve Lauhoff-8X Consulting

Bret Babcock-LogicForce Consulting
Justin Follis-LBMC
John Veith-Raymond James

Don Bradford-EnSafe, Inc.
Patrick Mitchell-Miller & Martin
Lisa Nix-Lattimore Black
Gregory Wilson-Fifth Third Bank
Ray Zilke-Crestmark Bank

Bob Crants-Pharos Capital 
Jeff Nahley-Signal Hill

Nathan Brandon-Buffkin Group
Steve Kenerson-Hylant

Rick Reisner-LFM Capital

Wendy Aahl-JP Morgan Chase
Daniel Casteel-Stanton Chase
Stewart Riggs-Black Lattimore

Dennis Gillespie-Transworld Business Advisors
MIchael Keller-Credit Value Partners
Merrill Nelson-Miller Martin


Douglas Henson-DLH

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