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ACG-Arizona celebrates leadership for 10th Anniversary

ACG-Arizona is celebrating its 10th Anniversary as a leader in the Valley business community by bringing in one of America’s most renowned military leaders at a time of increasing instability in the world.

He’s Admiral Eric T. Olson (RET.), former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command responsible for having built and trained Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special forces during a period of unprecedented activity from 2007 – 2011.  A career-long Navy SEAL and the first to achieve three-star and four-star rank, Admiral Olson was highly-decorated for valor in combat and held multiple leadership roles throughout his career in some of our Nation’s most clandestine military organizations.

Olson will be the keynote speaker at the Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona Chapter’s “A Celebration of Leadership” event on September 15. Olson’s keynote speech will include a discussion of building, training, and leading highly effective teams, as well as current national security concerns and geopolitical challenges.

“A Celebration of Leadership” will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa.

The event will also mark the 10th Anniversary of ACG-Arizona, and promises to be an exciting evening that brings together a broad spectrum of the Valley business community.

“We are honored to have Admiral Olson speak at this signature event,” said Christine Nowaczyk, Senior Vice President for Bank of Arizona and Past President of ACG-Arizona. “Admiral Olson has had an extraordinary impact on our national security and is one of the most exemplary leaders of our lifetime. His insight into what it takes to truly exercise bold leadership and build high-performing teams should be extremely valuable for those who attend the event. It promises to be a great evening with a program that any business leader will enjoy.”

The event is already receiving support from Bank of Arizona, BDO, CKS Advisors, CliftonLarsonAllen and McGladrey, among other significant local and national companies.

Tickets for the event are $135 for ACG-Arizona members and $155 for non members if purchased by September 1. 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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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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'Deal of the Year' Recognized at May 7 Event

Maybe it didn’t seem like a big deal at the time. Or maybe it did. Either way, it’s about to enter the spotlight.

It’s the “Deal of the Year,” an award given by the Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona to recognize a deal or transaction that took place in Arizona in the past year that had a beneficial impact on the companies involved. The award will recognize a deal/transaction in the Arizona marketplace involving established businesses with between $10 and $500 million of revenue that closed in calendar year 2012.

The Deal of the Year Award will be given out on May 7 at a dinner at the Arizona Biltmore. The ACG signature event begins with a networking session at 4:30 p.m. and culminates with the award presentation starting at 6:45 p.m.

The three finalists for Deal of the Year are:

• Alerion Capital Group’s purchase of Apex Microtechnology, a leading designer and manufacturer of high power, analog products with more than 2,000 customers. Apex’s amplifiers act as bridges between voltage sources and precise movements and positions or other accurate functions.

• Endeavour Capital purchased Arizona Nutritional Supplements, an industry leader in a the development of vitamins, minerals and supplements. The sale included an injection of capital that will allow ANS to expand its product offerings.

• The Wicks Group’s acquisition of McMurry, Inc., a leading Phoenix-based advertising and marketing firm. McMurry has a 25-year track record in custom publishing and content, and the sale resulted in the creation of a new company called McMurry/TMG with a strong presence in Arizona.

“Many of the transactions that fuel Arizona’s economy take place under the radar screen, but involve substantial investment in our state and its companies,” said Christine Nowaczyk, Board President for ACG-Arizona. “This award is a way to recognize and encourage investment and business activity involving Arizona companies, and celebrate some of the accomplishments and hard work of the many professionals who are involved.”

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 May 7 event are available for $135 for ACG members and $149 for ACG non-members, and may be purchased by visiting www.acg.org/arizona or calling 602-343-6280.

deal

‘Deal of the Year’ Recognized at May 7 Event

Maybe it didn’t seem like a big deal at the time. Or maybe it did. Either way, it’s about to enter the spotlight.

It’s the “Deal of the Year,” an award given by the Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona to recognize a deal or transaction that took place in Arizona in the past year that had a beneficial impact on the companies involved. The award will recognize a deal/transaction in the Arizona marketplace involving established businesses with between $10 and $500 million of revenue that closed in calendar year 2012.

The Deal of the Year Award will be given out on May 7 at a dinner at the Arizona Biltmore. The ACG signature event begins with a networking session at 4:30 p.m. and culminates with the award presentation starting at 6:45 p.m.

The three finalists for Deal of the Year are:

• Alerion Capital Group’s purchase of Apex Microtechnology, a leading designer and manufacturer of high power, analog products with more than 2,000 customers. Apex’s amplifiers act as bridges between voltage sources and precise movements and positions or other accurate functions.

• Endeavour Capital purchased Arizona Nutritional Supplements, an industry leader in a the development of vitamins, minerals and supplements. The sale included an injection of capital that will allow ANS to expand its product offerings.

• The Wicks Group’s acquisition of McMurry, Inc., a leading Phoenix-based advertising and marketing firm. McMurry has a 25-year track record in custom publishing and content, and the sale resulted in the creation of a new company called McMurry/TMG with a strong presence in Arizona.

“Many of the transactions that fuel Arizona’s economy take place under the radar screen, but involve substantial investment in our state and its companies,” said Christine Nowaczyk, Board President for ACG-Arizona. “This award is a way to recognize and encourage investment and business activity involving Arizona companies, and celebrate some of the accomplishments and hard work of the many professionals who are involved.”

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 May 7 event are available for $135 for ACG members and $149 for ACG non-members, and may be purchased by visiting www.acg.org/arizona or calling 602-343-6280.