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Charles Ron Petty

ACG-Arizona breakfast will feature food industry veteran

Ron Petty, a restaurant industry veteran who is currently Chairman of the Board of Eegee’s Restaurants, will be the featured speaker at the ACG-Arizona Breakfast on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

The event will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort Gold Ballroom.

“We are excited to have someone with Ron’s background in such a dynamic industry speak at our April breakfast,” said Sanat Patel, Board President of ACG-Arizona. “He should have some interesting and valuable insight into how the food service industry is evolving and changing in the current economic climate. The food industry is a key growth industry in Arizona and the Southwest Region.”

Petty has held the position of Chairman, President or CEO of some of America’s largest restaurant chains. His experience includes leading Burger King Corporation, Miami Subs, Denny’s, Peter Piper Pizza, Del Taco and several other significant companies. He also currently sits on the board of Encanto Restaurants of Puerto Rico, a franchisee of 190 Yum Brands restaurants, and Dessange International NA, a French company with 4,000 salons and spas in 42 countries.

Eegee’s was founded in 1971, and has expanded over time to now have 23 locations throughout southern Arizona. The popular restaurants are ranked as the #1 caterer in Tucson by number of events catered, and has a significant charitable program in the Tucson area.

Tickets are $49 for ACG members if registered by April 17 and $59 for ACG members after April 17; and $69 for non-ACG members if registered by April 17 and $79 for non- ACG members after April 17.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.acg.org/arizona or calling 602-448-3981.

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at more than 14,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 56 chapters in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Arizona chapter of ACG includes representatives from corporate investment and private equity groups, financiers, venture capitalists and supporting consultant services. For more information, visit www.acg.org/arizona.

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Christine Nowaczyk earns national honor

One of the leaders of both the Association for Corporate Growth’s Arizona Chapter and the Valley banking community is being recognized with a prestigious honor.

ACG has named Christine Nowaczyk, Senior Vice President for Bank of Arizona and former President of ACG-Arizona, as a recipient of the 2015 Meritorious Service Award. The award is the highest honor ACG bestows on its members, with Nowaczyk being one of just seven recipients this year out of the more than 14,000 ACG members globally.

Nowaczyk will receive the honor at the 2015 Intergrowth Conference, ACG’s signature global event, which will be held in April in Orlando, Florida.

In a letter to Nowaczyk, ACG’s Chairman of the Board, Doug Tatum, wrote, “This award is a symbol of the admiration and esteem in which you are held by your peers and is the highest honor we award.  I want to join them in saluting you for your leadership and contribution to ACG.  Because of you, ACG is stronger, healthier and more valuable to members than ever before.”

Nowaczyk said she was surprised and gratified by the recognition, and pleased to join the company of such a select group of leaders in ACG worldwide.

“I am very humbled to be recognized with the Meritorious Service Award by ACG,” she said. “While this is an individual award, it was made possible by the many people in ACG-Arizona who have worked tirelessly to advance the organization and its goals for economic growth and development over the years. I would like to thank my colleagues in the organization locally as well as at Bank of Arizona for their support over the years, and would also like to thank ACG for this recognition.”

Nowaczyk leads Bank of Arizona’s corporate banking line of business.  In this role, Christine’s team of professionals advise companies on capital and operating strategies and deliver a full array of banking solutions including debt, syndications, treasury, institutional brokerage and corporate trust services.  Christine serves on the Bank of Arizona Advisory Board, is a member of the Bank’s senior leadership team and represents the organization in the community.

Sanat Patel, current President of ACG-Arizona, said Nowaczyk’s award is extremely well-deserved.

“Christine has been a great friend and professional who has greatly advanced ACG-Arizona in our business community,” Patel said. “I can think of no one more deserving of such recognition, and on behalf of the Board of Directors of ACG-Arizona, I wholeheartedly congratulate Christine for this honor.”

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at more than 14,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 56 chapters in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Arizona chapter of ACG includes representatives from corporate investment and private equity groups, financiers, venture capitalists and supporting consultant services. For more information, visit www.acg.org/arizona.

Bank of Arizona is part of BOK Financial Corporation, a $29 billion regional financial services company based in Tulsa, Okla. The company’s stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the Global Select market listings (symbol: BOKF). BOK Financial’s holdings include BOKF, NA, BOSC, Inc. and The Milestone Group, Inc. BOKF, NA operates the TransFund, Cavanal Hill Investment Management, MBM Advisors and seven banking divisions: Bank of Albuquerque, Bank of Arizona, Bank of Arkansas, Bank of Kansas City, Bank of Oklahoma, Bank of Texas and Colorado State Bank and Trust. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides commercial and consumer banking, investment and trust services, mortgage origination and servicing, and an electronic funds transfer network. For more information, visit www.bokf.com.

Matt Likens - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

$600M sale of Ulthera named Deal of the Year for 2014

The $600 million purchase of Mesa-based Ulthera, Inc. by German company Merz Pharma was selected as the 2014 Deal of the Year Award by the Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona Chapter.

The “Deal of the Year” is an award given by the Arizona Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) to recognize a company or private equity firm for their accomplishments regarding a merger, acquisition or capital market transaction.  The award recognizes a deal/transaction in the Arizona marketplace involving established businesses with between $10 million and $750 million of revenue that closed in calendar year 2014.

The Deal of the Year Award was given Tuesday night at a dinner at the Arizona Biltmore. Vonage’s purchase of Scottsdale-based Telesphere Networks in a $114 million transaction was the runner-up for the award.

“This is an example of a merger and acquisition that was truly a win for the companies involved and for Arizona’s economy,” said Sanat Patel, Board President for ACG-Arizona. “We congratulate the team behind the Ulthera purchase for their hard work in creating a transaction that has helped an Arizona company expand its global presence.”

Ulthera, Inc. is a venture capital-funded start-up company that was established in Mesa in January, 2004. Ulthera has developed a focused ultrasound approach to creating reliable and significant firming, tightening and lifting of facial skin tissue in one-hour non-invasive procedures.

Matt Likens, President & CEO with Ulthera, said that the transaction has strengthened Ulthera’s position in the marketplace significantly.

“Ulthera represents the only medical device within the Merz Pharma product portfolio,” Likens said. “Since the deal closed six months ago, our presence in Mesa has continued to expand. We are now positioned as the medical device center of innovation and excellence for Merz Pharma globally.”

The award criteria for the Deal of the Year included:

·       Deal-making that either created or demonstrates a real potential for substantial return on investment

·       Deal-making that evidences the unlocking of value and/or contribution to the strategic development of the business

·       Deal-making that produces a wider business impact, such as the development of new markets, products, services and/or technologies and the creation or retention of quality employment opportunities in Arizona

·       Deal-making that reflects a high level of professional expertise in the design of the transaction and tested creativity and deal-making skills in completing the transaction

·       At least one company involved in the transaction must be headquartered or have a majority of its operations in Arizona

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at more than 14,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 56 chapters in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Arizona chapter of ACG includes representatives from corporate investment and private equity groups, financiers, venture capitalists and supporting consultant services. For more information, visit www.acg.org/arizona.

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ACG names finalists for ‘Deal of the Year’

Three finalists have been named for an award recognizing the most significant mergers and acquisitions transactions in Arizona.

The “Deal of the Year” is an award given by the Arizona Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) to recognize a company or private equity firm for their accomplishments regarding a merger, acquisition or capital market transaction.  The award will recognize a deal/transaction in the Arizona marketplace involving established businesses with between $10 million and $750 million of revenue that closed in calendar year 2014.

The three finalists for the award are:

• Vonage’s purchase of Scottsdale-based Telesphere Networks in a $114 million transaction. 

• Merz Pharma’s purchase of Mesa-based Ulthera, Inc. in a $600 million transaction. 

• Evergreen Pacific Partners’ purchase of Phoenix-based Vantage Mobility in a transaction valued between $50 million and $100 million (exact amount not disclosed for confidentiality reasons).

The Deal of the Year Award will be given out on March 10 at a dinner at the Arizona Biltmore. The ACG signature event begins with a networking session at 5 p.m. and culminates with the award presentation starting at 6:45 p.m.

“The three transactions nominated for Deal of the Year are ones that helped drive Arizona’s economy in 2014,” said Sanat Patel, Board President for ACG-Arizona. “These transactions have a profound effect on our economy, and this award is a recognition of the individuals and companies that were involved in helping move our state and our region forward.”

 

The award criteria are:

·       Deal-making that either created or demonstrates a real potential for substantial return on investment

·       Deal-making that evidences the unlocking of value and/or contribution to the strategic development of the business

·       Deal-making that produces a wider business impact, such as the development of new markets, products, services and/or technologies and the creation or retention of quality employment opportunities in Arizona

·       Deal-making that reflects a high level of professional expertise in the design of the transaction and tested creativity and deal-making skills in completing the transaction

·       At least one company involved in the transaction must be headquartered or have a majority of its operations in Arizona

Tickets for the March 10 event are available for $135 for ACG members and $155 for ACG non-members if purchased by midnight on March 3, and $155 for members and $175 for non-members after the 3rd. They may be purchased by visiting www.acg.org/arizona or calling 602-448-3981 or e-mailing acgarizona@acg.org

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at more than 14,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 56 chapters in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Arizona chapter of ACG includes representatives from corporate investment and private equity groups, financiers, venture capitalists and supporting consultant services. For more information, visit www.acg.org/arizona

Steve Sanghi - Microchip Technology

Microchip’s Sanghi Headlines CEO Breakfast

The Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona will feature the leader of one of the Valley’s most dynamic and influential companies for its CEO Breakfast on September 10.

Steve Sanghi, Chairman, President & CEO of Microchip Technology Inc., and co-author of the book “Driving Excellence:  How the Aggregate System Turned Microchip Technology from a Failing Company to a Market Leader,” will address ACG’s audience of Valley business leaders.

The event will take place on Tuesday, September 10 from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa Grand Ballroom in Phoenix. Registration begins at 7 and the breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.

Sanghi is one of the most respected CEOs in the Arizona business community, and has overseen the extensive growth of Microchip into a significant player in the technology industry.

“We are very pleased to be able to feature someone with Mr. Sanghi’s broad experience and sharp insights into today’s business environment,” said Christine Nowaczyk, Board President for ACG-Arizona. “He’s a dynamic and visionary business leader who has a lot to share that can make other companies and ventures successful.”

Tickets for the September 10 event are available for $49 for ACG members and sponsors, and $69 for ACG non-members, if purchased by September 6; and $59 for ACG members and sponsors, and $79 for ACG non-members, if purchased after September 6. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.acg.org/arizona or calling 602-343-6280.

Mr. Sanghi was named the President of the Company in August 1990, Chief Executive Officer in October 1991, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors in October 1993.  In June 1995, Mr. Sanghi received an Arizona Entrepreneur of the Year award. Mr. Sanghi and Microchip have won numerous awards and honors for business excellence throughout his tenure as President and CEO.

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:  MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com.

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at more than 13,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 55 chapters in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Arizona chapter of ACG includes representatives from corporate investment and private equity groups, financiers, venture capitalists and supporting consultant services. For more information, visit www.acg.org/arizona.

Steve Sanghi - Microchip Technology

Microchip's Sanghi Headlines CEO Breakfast

The Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona will feature the leader of one of the Valley’s most dynamic and influential companies for its CEO Breakfast on September 10.

Steve Sanghi, Chairman, President & CEO of Microchip Technology Inc., and co-author of the book “Driving Excellence:  How the Aggregate System Turned Microchip Technology from a Failing Company to a Market Leader,” will address ACG’s audience of Valley business leaders.

The event will take place on Tuesday, September 10 from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa Grand Ballroom in Phoenix. Registration begins at 7 and the breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.

Sanghi is one of the most respected CEOs in the Arizona business community, and has overseen the extensive growth of Microchip into a significant player in the technology industry.

“We are very pleased to be able to feature someone with Mr. Sanghi’s broad experience and sharp insights into today’s business environment,” said Christine Nowaczyk, Board President for ACG-Arizona. “He’s a dynamic and visionary business leader who has a lot to share that can make other companies and ventures successful.”

Tickets for the September 10 event are available for $49 for ACG members and sponsors, and $69 for ACG non-members, if purchased by September 6; and $59 for ACG members and sponsors, and $79 for ACG non-members, if purchased after September 6. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.acg.org/arizona or calling 602-343-6280.

Mr. Sanghi was named the President of the Company in August 1990, Chief Executive Officer in October 1991, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors in October 1993.  In June 1995, Mr. Sanghi received an Arizona Entrepreneur of the Year award. Mr. Sanghi and Microchip have won numerous awards and honors for business excellence throughout his tenure as President and CEO.

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:  MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com.

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at more than 13,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 55 chapters in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Arizona chapter of ACG includes representatives from corporate investment and private equity groups, financiers, venture capitalists and supporting consultant services. For more information, visit www.acg.org/arizona.