Mid-South Capital Connection Panels explore the dealmaking environment – Advice Eating

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NASHVILLE, May 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Mid-South ACG Capital Connection, which facilitates deals by bringing together professionals involved in pursuing mid-market growth and M&A projects, has conference panels and auditions topics announced.

Expert panelists will help dealmakers from investment banks, private equity firms, lenders, executives and advisory firms navigate the 2022 M&A landscape through the following industry panels on day one of the May 11-12 conference:

Panel 1: Optimize your deals: RWI and other tools to optimize the deal process

Panelists from Bass Berry & Sims, Bailey Southwell, Greenwich Capital Group, Lockton Companies and XLCS Partners will analyze what investment bankers and insurance brokers say is “hot” and the value of “attacking” rather than “defending” in the face of the current uncertainty play in the deal-making world. (Session presented by Bass, Berry & Sims and Lockton Companies, moderated by Jon Stanley, Member, Bass Berry & Sims.)

Table 2: Overview of capital markets and M&A trends and tactics

JP Morgan executives will discuss market trends, innovation and navigating the volatile deal markets. You’ll explore the advent of direct lending within auctions and how sponsors access the full spectrum of private and public capital to succeed. (Session presented by JP Morgan, moderated by Frank McGrew, Managing Director, Regional Investment Banking, JP Morgan.)

panel 3: manufacturing Smarter decisions, faster: Using technology to maximize return and minimize risk

Experts from Elliott Davis and Felder Douglas will examine how customers are leveraging big data and analytics and improving their cybersecurity posture to improve performance, gain a competitive advantage and manage risk. (Session presented by Elliott Davis and moderated by Brett Lanzl, Shareholder and M&A Advisory Practice Leader, Elliott Davis.)

Table 4: Dealmaking in today’s Lower Middle Market.

Executives from Nashville-based Pinnacle Financial Partners and ACG subsidiary GF Data will discuss the latest data and insights into private transactions ranging in value from $10 million to $250 million, which resonates with mid-market sellers in the current environment and its growing role transactions sponsored by medium-sized banks. (Presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners and moderated by Tyler Morgan, Managing Director & Counsel, PNFP Capital Markets.)

“This is a tremendous collection of expert talent who can help guide dealmakers and guide professionals through the trends shaping the market,” said Tatjana Paterno, Chair of the 2022 Event and Partner at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC. “It’s part of what makes Mid-South Capital Connection such a unique event to spot trends, secure capital, evaluate investment ideas, network with other professionals – and find new ways to drive company growth and value to increase.”

In addition to its panel showcase, Mid-South offers a private equity marketplace, investment banking liaison hall and one-on-one meetings. The conference helps M&A dealmakers identify funding sources, as well as accounting, legal, valuation and other advisory professionals. The conference is co-hosted by the Tennessee and Kentucky chapters of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

Registration is open to all professionals, whether ACG members or not, at https://tinyurl.com/2022MSCC. The LinkedIn Showcase page at https://www.linkedin.com/company/mid-south-cap-conn features current programming and speaker announcements.

About ACG Tennessee and ACG Kentucky

ACG Tennessee holds monthly meetings in Nashville and Memphis, presenting topics of interest to middle market M&A professionals and promoting networking opportunities. Special events include an annual athletic clay court outing and the Roaring 20s Awards event, which showcases Tennessee’s fastest growing companies. ACG Kentucky connects business leaders, dealmakers and support professionals in Kentucky and Southern Indiana through networking and programs focused on private equity, capital formation and business growth. Both are chapters of ACG (www.acg.org), whose global network includes more than 100,000 middle market professionals who invest in, own and advise on growing businesses, and 13,000 members who leverage deals and networking benefits.

Media contact:

Terry McWilliams, Chapter Leader, ACG Kentucky | acgkentucky@googlemail.com | 502-410-2113. Email for panelist information and portraits.


Tatjana Paterno, Partner, Bass Berry & Sims, Chair 2022, tpaterno@bassberry.com

Josh O’Bryan, Member, Frost Brown Todd, 2022 Co-Chairman and 2023 Chairman, jobryan@fbtlaw.com

Jane Ferrell, Chapter Leader, ACG Tennessee | acgtennessee@acg.org | 615-356-3761

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