CFAW joins Middleground Capital, Truist as newest ACG Kentucky sponsors


Corporate Finance Associates of Kentucky, a leading Investment banker firm with offices in Louisville and Lexington, is ACG Kentucky's newest gold sponsor.  It joins Truist, Middleground Capital and Louisville Tile as the latest corporate supporters of the chapter.

Corporate Finance Associates Worldwide (CFAW) is an independent international investment banking firm serving middle-market businesses. For over 65 years CFAW has been advocating on behalf of business owners who are restructuring a company, either through divestiture, merger, acquisition, or recapitalization. Combining the knowledge and leverage of a larger bank with the customer-focused detail of a boutique firm, from inception to completion, the firm's senior principals provide hands-on expertise to clients buying, selling, or recapitalizing a business.

Managing Director Dennis Wells, with the Louisville team, has over 30 years of experience in operational management and was employed by several of the largest global manufacturers of electrical and lighting products. He has a unique cross functional background with experience in finance, marketing, production, strategy development and acquisitions. He played a lead role in twelve acquisitions as a strategic buyer during his corporate career.

Patrick Powell, founder of the Lexington CFAW office, brings over 30 years of experience to the practice. Powell worked with his family's real estate and industrial minerals businesses in Kentucky and Tennessee, and in another role, managed state economic development contracts for the University of Kentucky and Murray State University with their Innovation & Commercialization Centers, serving predominantly  technology-related, early-stage businesses ranging from Software / IT to Life Science companies.

New 2022 sponsors also include gold sponsors Truist and Middleground Capital, and silver sponsor Louisville Tile.

Truist Financial Corporation, is a financial services company with leading market shares in many high-growth markets in the country, and offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending; and wealth management. Truist, Market President John Thurman serves on the ACG Kentucky board.

MiddleGround Capital is a private equity firm that invests in B2B companies in the industrial and specialty distribution sectors in the lower middle market in North America. Representing Middleground Capital on the ACG Kentucky board is David Allston, a Vice President on the company's Business Development team.

Louisville Tile is a four-generation family owned business that spans 12 cities in 5 states and more than 225 employees, with long-time ACG Kentucky member and Louisville Tile CEO Matt Saltzman serving on the board.

In addition to CFA, Truist, Middleground Capital and Louisville Tile, ACG Kentucky corporate support roster includes these companies (by class):


  • MCM CPAs and Advisors
  • Weller Equity Partners
  • Dentons Bingham Greenebaum 


  • Old National Bank
  • Ernst and Young
  • Todd Asset Management
  • Vaco


  • Frost Brown Todd
  • University of Louisville College of Business 
  • Baird

For more information about sponsorship or membership, contact Administrator Terry McWilliams (President, Mozaic Investor Relations, Inc.) at 502.410.2113 or