CSG Partners' George Thacker Named ACG "2014 Dealmaker of the Year"

Jun 26, 2014, 10:01 ET from CSG Partners LLC

NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- George Thacker, III, a Managing Director at CSG Partners LLC, was named the "2014 Dealmaker of the Year" by ACG New York and The M&A Advisor.

The award was given at the ACG New York Champions' Awards gala, which recognizes leading companies, individuals, and transactions in the middle-market mergers and acquisitions industry. An independent body of experts representing a cross-section of the middle market industry selected the winners.

"George works tirelessly for CSG Partners' clients and we are honored by this award," said CSG founder and Managing Director, Larry Kaplan. "George has been instrumental in our firm's continued growth.  He has recently closed over $1.7 Billion in ESOP transactions, four of his recent clients rank among the nation's largest ESOP companies, and his transactions have resulted in over 35,000 employees becoming equity owners in their companies," added Kaplan.

"We celebrate outstanding individuals, firms, and transactions that have helped drive America's middle market," said Martin Okner, president of ACG New York. "In so doing, we also recognize middle-market private capital's important contribution to our national well-being. The middle market accounts for over 43 million U.S. jobs and 33% of U.S. GDP."


CSG Partners, LLC is a boutique investment bank specializing in ESOPs, mergers and acquisitions, and capital advisory services for middle-market companies. Founded in 2001, the firm has built the nation's preeminent ESOP investment banking practice. CSG Partners was recently named the 2013 "Boutique Investment Bank of the Year" by both The M&A Advisor and ACG New York. The firm has closed over 150 ESOP transactions for companies across the nation with values ranging from $10 million to $650 million. CSG Partners operates from offices in New York and San Francisco. More information on the firm can be found at www.csgpartners.com and on LinkedIn.


ACG® New York, Inc., the founding chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, is the leading membership organization in New York that facilitates relationship building and focused education for middle market deal-making professionals.

The organization's annual Champion's Awards recognize the year's outstanding middle market firms and deals. These and other programs have spurred ACG New York's rapid growth in recent years, with membership now exceeding 1,000. This year ACG New York is celebrating its 60th anniversary.