Mid-South ACG Capital Connection returns to Louisville June 14-16, 2023


Registration for leading dealmaker conference is open

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LOUISVILLE -- The Mid-South ACG Capital Connection returns to Louisville this June 14-16, bringing together growth companies, private equity firms, investment banks and a wide variety of professional advisors involved in arranging and completing mergers, acquisitions and corporate transactions.

Hosted at Omni Louisville, the conference attracts professionals from across the country. Registration opened this week (click https://tinyurl.com/2023MidSouthREG to sign up for the conference).

“As with all of our Capital Connection events, this year’s conference provides deal professionals a great opportunity to secure capital and operating partners, learn about market trends, discover new directions, build meaningful connections and bring value to their companies," said Josh O’Bryan, partner at Frost Brown Todd PLLC and chair of the 2023 event. “We’re excited about this conference and the ability to showcase Louisville and the Commonwealth.”

Mid-South is staged jointly by the Kentucky and Tennessee chapters of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), helping dealmakers identify funding sources and advisory professionals who support transactions through accounting, legal, valuation and other services.

Expert industry and economic panels -- to be announced separately -- explore trends and issues to guide dealmakers. Additionally, Mid-South features private equity and investment banking marketplaces, the ability for individuals to schedule one-on-one deal meetings and to participate in business-building networking opportunities.

Bourbonism is one of the themes of this year’s Mid-South experience. With more bourbon barrels aging in rickhouses (11.5 million) than Kentucky residents (4.5 million), bourbon is a $9 billion signature industry with economic and cultural impacts that rival the power of the Kentucky Derby. With a Mid-South evening event at Churchill Downs, the conference also pays homage to Louisville’s exciting horse racing heritage. 

More economic horsepower is on display. Kentucky’s Ford, Toyota and Corvette assembly plants and their vast supplier ecosystem long have churned out hundreds of thousands of vehicles. And with the industry rapidly transitioning from gasoline to electric power, EV battery manufacturers are investing billions of dollars in Kentucky to build new capacity.

The economy also benefits from Louisville’s position as a dynamic logistics hub, its well-developed healthcare and eldercare sectors, cutting edge research universities, and consumer appliance expertise – all supplemented by a thriving arts scene, culinary excellence and an easy quality of life.

Discounted early registration rates are available until March 31.  ACG members and non-members, private equity groups, investment bankers and business professionals can register at https://tinyurl.com/2023MidSouthREG.

The Mid-South ACG Capital Connection highlights the following sponsors: 

Platinum: JP Morgan https://www.linkedin.com/company/mid-south-cap-conn/

Gold: Frost Brown Todd| Pinnacle Financial Partners

Silver: Valuation Research Corporation

Bronze: First Horizon

Supporting: Armanino | Bank of America | Cardinal Equity Partners | KraftCPAs | Polsinelli | Sapling Financial Partners  

For information about sponsorship opportunities, visit https://www.acg.org/kentucky/events/2023-mid-south-acg-capital-connection/2023-sponsor-opportunities

About Association for Corporate Growth

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (www.acg.org) is the premier M&A dealmaking community with 59 chapters worldwide. ACG’s global network comprises more than 100,000 middle market professionals who invest, own and advise growing companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth. ACG’s 13,000 members leverage an array of exclusive benefits rich in dealmaking and networking opportunities.

About ACG Tennessee and ACG Kentucky

The Kentucky (www.acg.org/kentucky) and Tennessee (www.acg.org/tennessee) ACG chapters partner to produce the annual Mid-South ACG Capital Connection. ACG Kentucky connects corporate leaders, dealmakers and support professionals throughout Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana with programs that highlight private equity, finance, capital formation issues and trends, and through events that facilitate networking and business development. ACG Tennessee holds monthly meetings in Nashville and Memphis, features topics of interest to professionals in mergers and acquisitions in the middle market and promotes networking opportunities.  Special events include an annual sporting clays outing and the Roaring 20s Awards that feature Tennessee's fastest growing companies.

Mid-South Steering Committee Leadership

Josh O’Bryan, 2023 Chair
Partner, Frost Brown Todd

Lamar Stanley, 2023 Co-Chair, 2024 Co-Chair
Director, Lead Capital Partners

John Pontius, 2024 Co-Chair
Director, Capital Alignment Partners

Matt Berrian, ACG Kentucky president
Director, FORVIS

Tatjana Paterno, ACG Tennessee president
Partner, Bass Berry & Sims


Josh O’Bryan, Mid-South Chair, jobryan@fbtlaw.com

MEDIA  - Terry McWilliams, Chapter Executive, ACG Kentucky | acgkentucky@gmail.com | 502-410-2113

GENERAL INQUIRIES - Pamela Holz, Chapter Executive, ACG Tennessee | pholz@acg.org | 931-436-5119