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ACG Atlanta Announces the 2019 Deals and Dealmakers of the Year

ATLANTA – Oct. 17, 2019 – The Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG), a global professional organization with the mission of Driving Middle-Market Growth®, recognizes the companies below as this year’s honorees. A celebration and the presentation of the awards will be held on November 21st.

“All of the awards selected this year exemplify ACG Atlanta’s focus on growth and demonstrate the strength and significance of Atlanta-based companies and investors,” said Melanie Brandt, President and CEO of ACG Atlanta. “Our winners achieved the highest performance and deal execution standards, representing the best of the highly qualified nominees this year.”

The ACG Atlanta Deals of the Year committee panel consists of a wide variety of ACG Member executives that comprise the local deals community. Nominations were considered based on the following criteria: economic development impact, complexity, involvement of strategic Atlanta business sectors, products or services with potential for significant local and global impact, and involvement of Atlanta investors, executives, and serial entrepreneurs.

ACG Atlanta will present awards to winners on November 21st at the Atlanta History Center. Herschel Walker, the University of Georgia football legend and successful businessman is the featured Keynote Speaker.

2019 Deal Honorees include:

  • Mega/Large Cap – SunTrust & BB&T Merger
  • Middle-Market – Argenbright Holdings & Delta Global Services
  • REIT – Cortland
  • Innovative Financing – REPAY Realtime Electronic Payments
  • Venture Deal - Salesloft
  • Dealmaker of the Year – Jim Childs, Managing Partner & CEO at Bowstring Advisors, a division of Citizens Capital Markets
  • Legend Award – Cam Lanier, Chairman & CEO of ITC Holding Company, LLC and ITC Capital Partners, LLC

About ACG Atlanta

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) comprises more than 14,500 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 59 chapters in North America and Europe. Founded in 1974, ACG Atlanta is one of the oldest and most active chapters, providing the area's executives and professionals a unique forum for exchanging ideas and experiences concerning organic and acquisitive growth. Programs include Atlanta ACG Capital Connection, The Georgia Fast 40 Honoree Awards and Gala, a Wine Tasting Reception, a Deal of the Year event as well as an active Women’s Forum and Young Professionals group. For more information, visit: or connect with ACG Atlanta via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.