BOSTON (February 25, 2009) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that Dennis White, partner in the Firm's Corporate Department based in Boston, has been named as the Association for Corporate Growth's (ACG) Board Chairman for 2009-2010, effective July 1, 2009. Mr. White currently serves as ACG's Vice Chairman. Mr. White succeeds the 2008-2009 Chairman Harris Smith, Managing Partner of Private Equity, Grant Thornton LLP. ACG is the premier professional organization focused on corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions.
"The Nominating Committee did a terrific job selecting new leaders from among those nominated by ACG members around the world," said Gary A. LaBranche, ACG President & CEO. "The 2009-2010 Board of Directors have already demonstrated their commitment to the organization and will ensure the continued growth and strength of ACG into the future."
"I look forward to serving as the ACG Chairman," said Mr. White. "ACG is a thriving organization offering its members truly unparalleled value. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and Gary to continue to create opportunities for ACG members around the world to network, share best practices, source deals and grow their businesses."
Mr. White's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private and public offerings of securities, senior debt financings, restructurings and sales of distressed companies and corporate governance counseling. He has more than 20 years experience in representing emerging and mature companies, family businesses, private equity and venture capital firms and senior lenders in the United States and internationally. He regularly counsels foreign companies on establishing operations and acquiring businesses in the U.S.
Mr. White is also a member of the American and Boston Bar Associations, as well as the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association. He is a frequent writer and speaker on a variety of corporate and transactional topics and has appeared on CNBC on M&A issues.
The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the global community for M&A and corporate growth professionals, helping connect capital with opportunity. ACG provides its members with the research, tools and networking opportunities to grow their businesses and themselves professionally. Founded in 1954, ACG has grown to more than 12,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 53 chapters in North America and Europe. For more information, please visit www.acg.org.