Monthly Archives: May 2018

2018 ACG Awards Finalists Announced

By |2018-05-29T18:08:42-04:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Congratulations to all those companies who have made it to the finals! It is illuminating to read all the case studies of the success behind these firms. The outstanding performance from these firms and individuals is inspiring and shows how to be successful in the competitive private equity world. Winners will be announced and honored at the Champion’s Awards Gala on June 21st at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.

Deal of the Year – Business Services (Consultant, Management Co, Valuation Firm)

Submitted by Clarion Capital Partners – Moravia

Submitted by Schulte Roth & Zabel – Acquisition of Tangoe Marlin Equity Partners

Submitted by TM Capital Corp. – Summit Companies Acquired by CI Capital Partners

Deal of the Year – Consumer/Retail

Submitted by ASGARD Partners & Co. – Wild Things, LLC

Submitted by Cahill Gordon & Reindel – 1-800 Flowers

Submitted by TM Capital Corp. – Uncle Wally’s Bake Shoppe’s sale to Give & Go

Deal of the Year – Cross Border

Submitted by Cahill Gordon & Reindels -Tembec – Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc

Submitted by Citrin Cooperman  – Project Crystal

Submitted by TM Capital Corp. – Pride Equipment sale to Sunbelt Rentals the U.S Operations of Ashtead Group plc

Deal of the Year – Financial Services (Insurance, Real Estate, Finance)

Submitted by CBIZ CMF, LLC  – GTT Communications Inc.

Submitted by Crowell & Moring LLP – R3’s Initial Financing Round (Constituting the Largest Ever Investment in Distributed Ledger Technology)

Submitted by Silver Lane Advisors – Acquisition of Threshold Group by Tiedemann Wealth Management

Deal of the Year – Healthcare/Pharma

Submitted by Citrin Cooperman  – Project Crystal

Submitted by TM Capital Corp. – GMD PharmaSolutions sale to McKesson

Submitted by Wombat Capital  – Sale of J-STAR Research to Porton Fine Chemical

Deal of the Year – Manufacturing/Industrials

Submitted by BDA Partners – Sale of International Paper’s China foodservices business to Huhtamaki

Submitted by Cahill Gordon & Reindel – Tembec – Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc

Submitted by TM Capital Corp. – World Dryer’s sale to Rexnord

Deal of the Year – Technology, Media, & Telecom

Submitted by BDA Partners – Sale of Netas Telekomunikayson to ZTE

Submitted by Blackmore Partners – Logistyx Technologies

Submitted by Schulte Roth & Zabel – Acquisition of Tangoe Marlin Equity Partners

Accounting Firm of the Year

Citrin Cooperman

CohnReznick LLP

Equity Provider of the Year

Alberleen Family Office Solutions

Clarion Capital Partners

High Road Capital Partners

Insurance of the Year

Euclid Transactional

USI Insurance

Willis Towers Watson

Investment Bank of the Year

Alantra (Alantra Partners, S.A.)

Bentley Associates L.P.

Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.

Law Firm of the Year

Akerman LLP

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Lender of the Year

Antares Capital

Churchill Asset Management

Golub Capital

Valuation Firm of the Year

Corporate Valuation Advisors, Inc.

Prairie Capital Advisors

VRC | Valuation Research

Value Creation (Consultant, Management Company, IT, Technology, and other Service Providers) Firm of the Year

ACA Aponix



Dealmaker of the Year

David Acharya

Jon Haas

Vivek Mathew


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Global Workforce Risks

By |2018-05-13T22:25:10-04:00May 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The bravest people I know are not those who have climbed Mt. Everest.  Climbing Mt. Everest requires meticulous planning and preparation.  My colleagues at the Explorers Club who have climbed Mt. Everest accredit their success in getting to the top to their careful attention to all the details that go into making a great ascent.  Entrepreneurs often do not have a guide to help them plan for their globalization.  They bravely take their businesses outside of their home country and weather all sorts of risks and challenges.  To help those new to the global workforce risks and challenges, we’ve prepared a webinar that describes some of the key challenges facing businesses expanding overseas.  We hope it helps you plan for your ascent to the top of your industry.









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This webinar is accredited for 1.0 GPHR/SHRM continuing education credits.

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By |2018-05-11T16:26:01-04:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Friday, May 4, Birchtree staff attended the World Trade Center Atlanta World Trade Day.  It was a terrific event.  Kudos to Dr. Diane Alleva Cáceres Program Chair and Dr. Karen Loch, WTCA President and the WTCA team for putting together such a terrific presentation.  I was pleased to have served on the WTCA board for 15 years with Ambassador Andrew Young who was honored with the John C. Portman Global Leadership Award.

Vince Maggio, Lilia Postalachi-Glover, and Rick Gimbert staffed our newly designed Birchtree Global booth.  Although we were exhausted by the time it was over, we had a great time.  We featured our white papers and journal articles and found one of our customers, ADP, was just a few feet away.  We had brought a copy of our ADP global human capital program for senior global relationship managers, which was of great interest to our visitors.  It was great to have a testimonial from one of the participants in the next booth!

While there we were interviewed by Pro-Business TV Channel on key issues in global business.

We were thinking about what type of “give away” we might provide to our booth visitors that were different than the usual pens and papers.  I think we hit a home run with our choice.  I’m pleased to be a member of the Booth Museum of Western Art, Artists Guild.  The Booth is the largest western art gallery in the United States in Cartersville, GA a few miles north of Atlanta.  Our give away this year were note cards of my 2018 painting selected by the museum to hang on display in the Borderlands Gallery from May through September.  If you have not been, you’re in for a treat!  

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