The Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona Chapter has announced the finalists for its prestigious “Deal of the Year” Award, which will be presented at the organization’s Southwest Mergers & Acquisitions Conference on May 14-15.
The three finalists are:
— The merger of E.B. Lane and Terralever into LaneTerralever, which was nominated by JDB Capital Partners, LLC.
— Recapitalization of QK, Inc. by Cave Creek Capital, Stewart Capital and Seacoast Capital, nominated by Greene Holcomb Fisher.
— Sale of Pinto Valley Copper mining and milling operations and related railroad company, nominated by Polsinelli.
The Southwest Mergers & Acquisitions Conference will conclude with the presentation of the ACG-Arizona 2014 Deal of the Year Award, a coveted honor given annually to a company or private equity firm in recognition of their accomplishments in Arizona’s mergers and acquisitions or capital markets marketplace. The award will recognize a deal/transaction in the Arizona marketplace involving established businesses with between $10 and $750 million of revenue that closed in the 2013 calendar year.
Additionally, the conference program will include exceptional speakers and content for the business community, including:
— Breakfast Keynote with Jim Huntinger of BOK Financial
— Breakfast Keynote with Anthony LeBlanc of the Phoenix Coyotes
— CEO Panel Discussion in Morning Breakout Session
— Lunch Keynote with Douglas Holtz-Eakin, economic policy expert
— Afternoon breakout sessions featuring Private Equity and Credit Market updates
“We are pleased to be able to recognize these three exceptional transactions which have had a positive effect on Arizona’s economy,” said Sanat Patel, President of the ACG-Arizona Chapter Board of Directors. “These are perfect examples of how middle-market transactions are helping create economic growth and job development in our state and the country as a whole.”
Endeavour Capital’s purchase of Arizona Nutritional Supplements was recognized as the 2013 Deal of the Year last year.
The conference will be held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, where a room block for attendees is available. Registration is $310 for ACG members who sign up in advance and $410 for non-members. At-the-door registration is $365 for members and $465 for non-members.
The conference will kick off on May 14 at 1 p.m. with a Golf Event at the Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale. The golf event is open to all registrants for the conference and is $195.
Conference sessions will take place on May 15, and will begin with an 8 a.m. breakfast featuring Huntzinger and LeBlanc as breakfast keynote speakers. After the morning CEO panel, lunch will be served and the Keynote Luncheon Speaker will be Holtz-Eakin.
A distinguished policy advisor, academic, and strategist, Dr. Doug Holtz-Eakin is skilled at forecasting policy changes on the horizon and recommending sound strategies for mitigating risk to your industry. He has served at the highest levels of government concerned with economics and is well-known on Capitol Hill and in Washington’s top think tanks. Having been involved in policy, politics, campaigns, and elections, he addresses economics from all points of view with his well-rounded expertise.