2018 Deal Crawl

September 12 - 13, 2018

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte






Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Deal Crawl Opening Reception

5:30PM – 8:00PM

Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo (AC Hotel Rooftop)

Please join ACG Charlotte for a fun networking event amidst the Charlotte skyline at the city’s hottest new venue.

NEW this year! Pre-reception meeting space will be available from 4:00PM-5:30PM at the AC Hotel for self-scheduled meetings – stay tuned for more details.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Lender Spotlight Breakfast

7:30AM – 9:00AM (drop-in)

Ritz-Carlton, Ballroom

Join us for a continental breakfast with the region's preeminent lenders.

Dealmakers’ Lounge

7:30AM – 4:00PM

Ritz-Carlton, Ballroom Prefunction

Schedule your own meetings here or mingle with other conference attendees; snacks and beverages served throughout the day.

IB & PE 1-on-1 Meetings

8:00AM-12:00PM & 2:00PM-4:30PM

Across Uptown Charlotte

Limited to 30 investment banks and 35 private equity funds; requires separate registration; private meetings scheduled in advance.

Affinity Seminars

9:30AM, 10:30AM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM

Ritz-Carlton, The Great Room

More information to come.

Keynote Lunch

12:00PM – 1:30PM

Ritz-Carlton, The Ballroom

Come enjoy a fabulous lunch, networking, exhibition hall and keynote speaker.

Crawl’s End Closing Reception

4:00PM - 5:30PM

BLT Steak (adjacent to Ritz-Carlton lobby)

Stop by and help us celebrate the close to a successful Deal Crawl.

2017 Affinity Seminars

Top Talent Strategies: The Private Equity Way


A panel discussion led by Trey Ackerman (Dixon Hughes Goodman) with Gary Green (Cameron Carmichael), Matt Ibbetson (Ridgemont Equity Partners) and Craig della Penna (Green Peak Partners)

Industry Dive: Manufacturing


A panel discussion led by Rob Rust (Moore & Van Allen) with Jim Cotter (SunTrust Robinson Humphrey) and Chris Kete (Griffin Gear, Inc.)

Navigating the Sale of a Healthcare Services Business: Northfield Medical


A panel discussion led by Zac Frost (Fidus Partners) with Patrick Gutierrez (Elliott Davis Decosimo), Jason Martinez (Smith Anderson) and Sean McNally (Prairie Capital Partners)

Top Trends in M&A – Rep & Warranty, Escrow & Charitable Giving


A panel discussion led by Rachel Hannon (Summit Park) with Doug Benson (Foundation for the Carolinas), Amanda Jackson (SRS Acquiom) and Eric Ziff (Aon)

General Registration

Begins August 1

Designed for lenders, accountants, attorneys, consultants and other service provider participants.

Registration includes access to all conference events including the Opening Reception, Lender Spotlight Breakfast, Keynote Luncheon, Affinity Seminar Breakout Sessions, Dealmakers’ Lounge and Crawl’s End Closing Reception.

ACG Members:

Early bird August 1-15: $249
After August 15: $299


Early bird August 1-15: $329
After August 15: $379

IB & PE One-on-One Participant Registration

IB Registration Begins May 1st
PE Registration Begins June 1st

Designed exclusively for investment banking and private equity firms.

Registration includes seven pre-arranged one-on-one meetings on September 13th. Also includes access for two individuals to all conference events including the Opening Reception, Lender Spotlight Breakfast, Keynote Luncheon, Affinity Seminar Breakout Sessions, Dealmakers’ Lounge and Crawl’s End Closing Reception.

Investment Banks (limited to 30 firms):

Opening May 1: $299

Private Equity Firms (limited to 35 firms):

Opening June 1: $1,299


2017 Investment Banking

  • 7 Mile Advisors
  • Anderson LeNeave & Co.
  • Barings*
  • BB&T Capital Markets
  • BlackArch Partners
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
  • Bundy Group
  • Business Acquisition & Merger Associates
  • CHILDS Advisory Partners
  • Croft & Bender LP
  • Deloitte Corporate Finance
  • DHG Corporate Finance
  • Dragonfly Capital
  • Duff & Phelps
  • Fidus Partners
  • Harris Williams & Co.
  • Hyde Park Capital Advisors, LLC
  • ICG Capital Partners
  • JC Strategy & Finance
  • Jefferies
  • Lazard Middle Market, LLC
  • Piper Jaffray & Co.
  • Signal Hill
  • Stephens, Inc.
  • Stout Advisors
  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
  • TM Capital
  • Tobin & Company Securities, LLC
  • Viking Mergers & Acquisitions

2017 Private Equity

  • American Infrastructure Funds
  • Ardenton Capital Corporation
  • Argosy Private Equity
  • Branford Castle Partners, LP
  • Caltius Capital
  • Carousel Capital
  • Comvest Partners
  • Copeley Capital
  • Fulcrum Equity Partners
  • Gauge Capital
  • Graycliff Capital
  • Grey Mountain Partners
  • Gryphon Investors
  • H.I.G. Capital
  • Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney
  • Harren Equity Partners
  • High Road Capital Partners
  • Huron Capital Partners
  • ICV Partners
  • Insight Equity
  • Kian Capital
  • LongueVue Capital
  • Main Street Capital Corporation
  • May River Capital
  • MCM Capital
  • Northlane Capital Partners
  • Palladium Equity Partners
  • Ridgemont Equity Partners
  • Seacoast Capital
  • Sheridan Capital Partners
  • Silver Oak Services Partners
  • Stonehenge Partners, Inc.
  • Summit Park
  • The Compass Group
  • Topspin Partners
  • Watermill Group
  • Wingate Partners
*Sponsor/lender participant

2018 Sponsors