ACG NY M&D and Industrial Virtual DealSource

M&A Industrial DealSource

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March 18, 2021 10 AM - 1:30 PM EDT

$60 - $125
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M&A in a Virtual World: PE Leaders Reflect on the COVID-19 Pandemic
Join us for a virtual panel discussion as private equity leaders reflect on their challenges, lessons learned, and key takeaways as we approach one year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The panelists, moderated by Plante Moran partner Ted Morgan, will discuss how their organization has managed the impact of COVID-19 on their portfolio and discuss tactics for successfully managing deal flow in a virtual environment. You can't afford to miss this.
ACG NY M&D and Industrial Virtual Dealsource is only open to an intimate audience of:
  • Private Equity Fund Managers
  • Sponsor and Industry coverage Investment Bankers
The private one-on-one meetings will be facilitated by ACG Access. The platform allows you to upload your extensive profile, review the attendee list and request meetings. Who you agree to meet and consequently your meeting schedule will be controlled by you.
This event is by invitation only. 



Bryan Cummings

Bryan Cummings

D.A. Davidson & Co.
Managing Director

Bryan Cummings is a Managing Director and Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage for D.A. Davidson & Co. Previously, he founded and led the U.S. middle market sponsor coverage practice at RBC Capital Markets and led corporate development at a global information services firm. With 20 years of experience across investment banking and corporate finance, Bryan also brings extensive MA& and capital markets experience to his clients in the technology, diversified industrial and aerospace/defense industries, with tenures at J.P. Morgan, Bear Stearns and UBS.

Before beginning his advisory career, he served as a U.S. Army combat arms officer in the U.S. and overseas with a focus on small unit leadership and shoulder-fired Stinger missiles. Bryan holds a master’s degree in public policy with a concentration in trade /finance and negotiation from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s degree in Politics and Near East studies from Princeton University. Bryan lives with his wife and daughter in New York City.


Shankar Kiru

Stellex Capital Management
Managing Director

Mr. Kiru is responsible for working with both current portfolio companies on operational matters as well as new acquisition targets. Mr. Kiru joins Stellex from George Industries, an aerospace and defense supplier, where he was CEO. Prior to that, he was President of ATS Automation, a leading supplier of factory automation systems, and a Managing Director at Madison Capital Partners, a Chicago-based investment firm. Mr. Kiru also held the position of CFO at Diversified Machine where he completed eight acquisitions over a six-year horizon, establishing a strong compelling global presence and exceptional shareholder value.

Mr. Kiru serves on the boards of George Industries, Families in Defense of Youth and Chinmaya Mission Ann Arbor.

Mr. Kiru received his M.B.A. from Northwestern University; a M.S. in manufacturing from Northwestern University; a M.S in manufacturing systems engineering from Oklahoma State University and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Anna University.


Derek Lim

Ardian North America
Managing Director

Derek Lim joined Ardian in 2016. Before that he was a Principal at Seven Mile Capital Partners since 2014. Prior to joining Seven Mile Capital Partners, Derek was a Vice President at Apax Partners where he evaluated investments in the digital media, business services and retail & consumer sectors. Previously, Derek was an Associate at Fenway Partners where he focused on middle market investments in the branded consumer, transportation and logistics sectors. Derek began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst in the M&A group at Citigroup.

Derek currently serves on the board of HDT Inc. and Revere Plastics Systems.

Ted Morgan

Moderator, Ted Morgan

Plante Moran
Partner, Strategy and Operations Consulting

Ted Morgan is an industry practice builder for Plante Moran’s private equity, automotive, and plastics industries. As a part of the industry leadership team, Ted focuses on go-to market strategy and activities that enhance the Plante Moran brand and value proposition. Within strategy and operations consulting, Ted leads projects primarily for manufacturing and distribution clients focused on strategic planning, commercial due diligence, market analysis, and business advisory. Having spent half of his career working directly in the manufacturing industry and the other half in consulting, he brings a broad and balanced perspective that helps clients grow profitably.

Ted has been invited to speak at a number of industry events, including the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP), Plastics News, and Precision Metal Formers Association (PMA). Topics have included industry trends and their impacts, business model analysis, and restarting operations after COVID-19.

Event Secondary Body
DealSource Agenda
  9:30 AM Login & Networking                         
10:00 AM Introductions & Panel                        
10:40 AM One-on-One Meetings                         
11:40 AM Open Networking                         
12:00 PM One-on-One Meetings                        
  1:00 PM Workshop                         
  1:30 PM Closing Remarks                        

Participating Firms include:




Hosted by: ACG
New York

Event Materials

Event Materials

$60 ACG NY Member 
$70 ACG Member of Another Chapter 
$125 Non-Member 
*By Invitation Only. Open to members first due to limited availability. If space permits non-members will be invited. 

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All H2 Events, unless otherwise stated, are currently scheduled as virtual. As the year progresses and official guidelines allow, ACG NY will host the events either hybrid or in person. ACG NY always puts members health first and adheres to all federal and local public health standards. Please check our website for the most up to date information on all events and programs. 

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