2018 Deal Crawl

September 12 - 13, 2018

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte






Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Deal Crawl Opening Reception

5:30PM – 8:00PM

5Church Charlotte
127 North Tryon Street, Suite 8
(Corner of 5th & Church Street)

Please join ACG Charlotte for a fun networking event in the heart of Uptown Charlotte.

NEW this year! Pre-reception meeting space will be available from 4:00PM-5:30PM at 5Church for self-scheduled meetings.

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; additional meeting space available throughout the day in The Den at the Ritz-Carlton.

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 below.

Keynote Lunch

12:00PM – 1:30PM

Ritz-Carlton, The Ballroom

Come enjoy a fabulous lunch, networking and exhibition hall. Curt Steinhorst, generational expert at The Center for Generational Kinetics, will present 'Crossing the Generational Divide in M&A'.

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.

2018 Affinity Seminars

Tax Reform Considerations for Private Equity


Join us to explore the impact of tax reform on private equity transactions. Moderated by Elena Giel (PNC Business Credit) with Leslie Bullins (Pamlico Capital), Janice Kong (Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP) and Jared Mobley (K&L Gates).

Technology Trends in Private Equity


Our panel of experts will share insights on how private equity investors are leveraging technology to operate their funds, enhance portfolio growth, and generate returns for investors. A panel discussion with Dannie Combs (Donnelley Financial Solutions), Erin Guinan (DealCloud) and Bartley O'Dwyer (Gerson Lehrman Group).

'Keynote Continued' - Q&A with Curt Steinhorst


Looking for ways to recruit, retain and engage your millennial employees, partners and prospects? Continue the discussion with Curt on 'Crossing the Generational Divide in M&A'.

Industry Dive: Retail and the Amazon Effect


Our panelists will discuss the state of retail in 2018 and the ever-expanding impact of the Amazon business model. Moderated by Natalie Kotlyar (BDO) with Bill D'Alessandro (Elements Brands) and Conner Harris (The Riverside Company).

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


2018 Investment Banking

  • 7 Mile Advisors
  • Anderson LeNeave & Co.
  • Angle Advisors
  • Barings*
  • BB&T Capital Markets
  • BlackArch Partners
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Bowstring Advisors
  • Bundy Group
  • Business Acquisition & Merger Associates
  • Capstone Headwaters
  • Croft & Bender LP
  • Davidson Capital Advisors
  • Deloitte Corporate Finance
  • DHG Corporate Finance, LLC
  • Dragonfly Capital
  • Duff & Phelps Corp.
  • Fidus Partners
  • Fifth Third Securities
  • FMI Corporation
  • Harris Williams & Co.
  • Hyde Park Capital Advisors, LLC
  • Klar Ventures, LLC
  • Lazard Middle Market LLC
  • Leerink Partners
  • Lincoln International
  • Oaklyn Consulting
  • Philpott Ball & Werner
  • Piper Jaffray
  • Quest
  • Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
  • Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
  • The McLean Group
  • Tobin & Company Securities, LLC
  • Viking Mergers & Acquisitions
  • VRA Partners, LLC
  • William Blair

2018 Private Equity

  • Ardenton Capital
  • Argosy Capital
  • Blue Point Capital Partners
  • Branford Castle Partners, LP
  • Caltius Capital
  • CapitalWorks
  • CenterOak Partners
  • Center Rock Capital Partners
  • CIVC Partners
  • Comvest Partners
  • Cortec Group
  • Eli Global
  • Gauge Capital
  • Graycliff Partners
  • Grey Mountain Partners
  • Gridiron Capital
  • Gryphon Investors
  • H.I.G. Capital
  • Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners
  • Harbour Group
  • High Road Capital Partners
  • Huron Capital Partners
  • Kian Capital
  • LFM Capital
  • Main Street Capital Corporation
  • May River Capital, LLC
  • MCM Capital
  • Mosaic Capital Partners
  • Northlane Capital Partners, LLC
  • Pamlico Capital
  • Platte River Equity
  • Renovo Capital
  • Ridgemont Equity Partners
  • Scott Capital Partners, LLC
  • Sheridan Capital Partners
  • Soundcore Capital Partners
  • Stonehenge Partners, Inc.
  • Tenex Capital Management
  • The Compass Group
  • The Halifax Group
  • The Sterling Group
  • VSS
*Sponsor/lender participant

2018 Sponsors