ACG Boston News

Welcome New Members

ACG Boston welcomes the following new members to the community:

Kathleen Barrett
Scargo Hill Capital

Christopher Byrne
Mackinac Partners

Christian Clifford
Oppenheimer & Co.

Nicholas Denice
Duffy & Sweeney, Ltd.

Debra DeVenne
The Provident Bank

Ryan Duffy
The Baupost Group, LLC

Scott Galletti
Tenex Capital Management

Mark Gallivan
Scargo Hill Capital, LLC

Rasmus Goksor

Barry Green
HunterPoint LLC

Richmond Holden
Infocommerce Partners Holdings, LLC

Daniel Hughes
Burns & Levinson LLP

Brendan Kennedy
Cambridge Savings Bank

Nathan Klepacki
Mackinac Partners

Michael Klinger
Anzu Global

Ryan Lee
Advantage Capital

Robert Madorsky
Windjammer Capital Investors

Carter Owen
Gemini Investors

Ryan Popper
TM Capital

Andrew Prunier
Scargo Hill Capital

Rachel Rivkind
Rubin and Rudman LLP

Alex Sauter
MHT Partners

Lynn Schade
Cambridge Savings Bank

Paul Schmid
Posternak, Blankstein & Lund LLP

Dmitry Shashkov
H. C. Starck Inc.

Benjamin Silbert
Calera Capital

John Whalen
M&T Bank


Welcome New Members

ACG Boston welcomes the following new members to the community:

Chad Cavanaugh
Grant Thornton

Jeffrey Clark
WestView Capital Partners

Frank Cordek
Signal Hill

Dan Gray
KPS Capital Partners

Cameron Hagen
TM Capital

Michael McQueeney
Summer Street Capital Partners, LLC

Daniel Schultz
Webster Capital

Kenny Smith
Crystal Financial

Prairie Capital Advisors Announces Successful Sale of Cornerstone Treatment Facilities Network

prairiecap_250x125Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc., (“Prairie”) a leading corporate finance advisory and investment banking firm, acted as exclusive financial advisor to Cornerstone Treatment Facilities Network in the sale of the company to an employee stock ownership trust.

Cornerstone Treatment Facilities Network (“Cornerstone”) is a respected leader and innovator in the drug and alcohol treatment field, providing medical services for more than 40 years in New York. Cornerstone has been helping people change their lives by providing them with the tools for a healthy, happy and drug-free life.

Read more.

Tully & Holland Advises S&S Worldwide

Tully & Holland, Inc. is pleased to announce another successful conclusion to a buy-side M&A advisory engagement. The firm represented S&S Worldwide in its acquisition of an undisclosed company. This is the fifth transaction in which Tully & Holland represented S&S Worldwide.

“This acquisition will further our goals of growing and diversifying revenues and profits from our traditional catalog-based marketing efforts”, stated Hy Schwartz, co-President of S&S Worldwide. He continued, “partnering with Tully & Holland over the past 8 years has helped re-shape the contours of our 110 year-old family company.”

The acquired company’s President said, “working with S&S Worldwide will enable us to grow our business faster and more profitably, compete for larger programs, and enable more opportunities for our employees.”

About S&S Worldwide, Inc.
S&S Worldwide, Inc. is a leading marketer of crafts, sporting goods, and supplies to schools, recreation departments and healthcare facilities throughout the country. Its sales are primarily to institutions through catalogs and the internet. The fourth generation family-owned and managed company ( was founded in 1906. Based in Colchester, CT it has through this acquisition, and other initiatives, begun to prepare for its next 100 years.

About Tully & Holland, Inc.
Tully & Holland is an investment bank established in 1992 devoted to providing middle market consumer products companies with high quality, customized corporate finance and merger & acquisition advisory services. The firm has particular expertise representing multi-channel marketers, retailers, consumer product manufacturers and distributors and food & beverage companies.

Recent multi-channel marketers which Tully & Holland has represented include such companies as HSN (NASDAQ: HSNi), The Territory Ahead, Cuddledown, Potpourri Group and Victorian Trading Company.

Interested parties may visit the website at for further information on the firm and its recent activities or contact Timothy W. Tully, President or Stuart Rose, Managing Director at (781) 239-2900.

Women’s Connection Holiday Luncheon | Dec. 6

You’re invited to join ACG Boston and the women of New England’s M&A community to help needy families this holiday season at the Women’s Connection Holiday Luncheon.

We will be “adopting” several families and purchasing gifts for them for the holidays. Please join us for lunch, networking and the packaging and wrapping of these gifts to help bring some joy to these families this season.

You have multiple options when signing up to attend:

  • Attending (I Will Purchase Gifts to Wrap) – $0.00 to Attend; Must Buy Gift on Your Own

It is up to you to purchase one or more gifts from the family’s wish lists to bring or ship to the event at Burns & Levinson LLP (ACG Boston will provide the wrapping paper). The wish lists and shipping address will be provided to you once you have registered. Total gift spend should not be more than $50.00.

  • Attending (ACG Will Purchase Gifts to Wrap) – $50.00

Your $50.00 registration fee will be used by ACG Boston to purchase gifts from a family’s wish list that you can then wrap at the luncheon. ACG Boston will provide the wrapping paper.

  • Cannot Attend, But Would Like to Donate – $50.00

Your generous contribution will go toward purchasing gifts and wrapping supplies for the families we have adopted.

Event Details:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
12:00PM – 1:30PM
Burns & Levinson LLP, 5th Floor
125 Summer St. | Boston, MA

Learn more & register.

Networking Breakfast: The State of the VC Market Panel Discussion | Nov. 17


ACG Boston’s regular networking breakfast returns to Serafina in Boston’s financial district. Open to all, the Networking Breakfast is ACG Boston’s signature event, where M&A professionals come to network and hear industry experts share their outlook, opinions, successes and failures.

Join New England’s M&A community on November 17 to hear a panel discussion on the current state of the VC market — how the industry has evolved and where it’s headed in the future.


Dana Callow
Managing General Partner
Millennia Partners

Deepak Sindwani
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Wavecrest Growth Partners

Chris Williams, Moderator

Event Details:

Thursday, November 17, 2016
7:00AM – 9:00AM
Serafina | 10 High St. | Boston, MA

Members: $65.00 ($75.00 after 11/10)
Young Professional Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $105.00 ($115.00 after 11/10)

Learn more & register.

Deal Hunters Fall Networking Night | Nov. 3

Connect with New England’s middle-market M&A young professionals at The Warehouse Bar & Grille on Thursday, November 3 for Deal Hunters Fall Networking Night — an evening of drinks & apps you’ll have the opportunity to strengthen your firm’s network of investment community relationships, as well as forge new connections that could be a source of new investment opportunities down the line. We also encourage you to wear a shirt, sweatshirt, hat, etc. featuring your alma mater and meet others who went to the same school or are fans (or rivals)!

Event Details:

Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:00PM – 8:30PM
Warehouse Bar & Grille
40 Broad St. (at Milk) | Boston, MA

Members: $65.00
Non-Members: $95.00

Learn more & register.