Gary Denning

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Gary Denning was most recently the VP of Corporate Development and M&A at Axiall Corporation, a $5 billion revenue Atlanta-based public company that produced chemicals and building products.  As the head of the function reporting to the CEO, Gary was a member of the executive team that led the sale of the company to Westlake for $3.8 billion.  Prior to the sale of the company, Gary led the refining of the portfolio by selling off four non-core divisions. Since the acquisition of Axiall, he has had several M&A consulting roles in the market.  He was a corporate development consultant to the new owner Westlake for six months.  He is currently leading the sale of three non-core divisions and helping PE groups on two buy-sides.  Gary also worked with Lone Star Funds to acquire Arclin Inc., a $500 million industrial company in Roswell, GA and has been on the Board for the past two years.  Prior to joining Axiall, Gary spent 17 years in investment banking at Chase Manhattan Bank, Bear Stearns and Houlihan Lokey.  He has worked on over 170 M&A transactions over the past twenty-five years.  Gary has a BA from Duke University, an MBA from Fordham University and a MA from Emory University.