BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACG Boston, the Boston Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) announced that the ACG Boston board has elected three new members to its Board of Directors, strengthening the chapter’s leadership in investment banking, finance, corporate development and family offices. The new board members are Alan Fullerton, Partner, Mirus Capital Advisors; Gus Phelps, Vice President, Summit Partners; and John H. Silva, Director, Corporate Development, 3BL Holdings.
ACG Boston serves over 500 Boston members who are directly involved in M&A transactions – including private equity investors, intermediaries, corporate development professionals, family offices, lenders and service providers – and is dedicated to helping middle-market M&A professionals build and maintain trusted and productive relationships through membership and event opportunities.
“ACG Boston is committed to supporting the New England dealmaking community, and by continuing to add talented and experienced representatives from our core deal making constituencies, we will ensure that ACG Boston provides programs and events that are responsive to the changing needs of our core members,” said Josef Volman, President, ACG Boston. “The backgrounds and personal experiences of our new board members in investment banking, lending, corporate development and family offices will allow them to have an immediate impact and help shape the direction of our organization. We are extremely fortunate to have such a strong board of impressive dealmakers.”
Background – ACG Boston’s New Board Members
Mirus Capital Advisors
Alan Fullerton has been an investment banker to large corporations, middle-market firms and family-owned firms since 1997. Before joining Mirus, he was Managing Director in the investment banking group of Newbury Piret, a regional firm, where he led and managed dozens of M&A and financing transactions in a variety of industries.
Alan is senior advisor to management teams and business owners with significant experience in arranging equity financings ($5 million to $100 million) and executing buy-side and sell-side M&A mandates. Alan has been a sector finalist for several national M&A Advisor Awards for his transactions in industrial services, healthcare, consumer products, business services, travel services, and highly engineered industrial products, including for deals closed with Fortune 500 and Global 500 corporations, private equity-backed companies, closely-held businesses, and middle-market publicly traded companies.
In addition, his advisory experience includes fairness opinions for venture-backed and publicly traded companies; he is a member of the Mirus fairness opinion committee, a position he also held at his previous firm.
Before his investment banking career, he was a member of technical staff and project leader with the 2500-person engineering consulting firm TASC. During his tenure with TASC, he was a project leader on strategic planning, engineering, operations and policy engagements.
Alan holds a BS from M.I.T. in Mechanical Engineering, an MS from Brown University in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA from the Ecole des Ponts of Paris, France. He holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 certifications from FINRA.
Alan lives in Lexington, Massachusetts with his wife, son and two daughters. In his spare time, Alan enjoys reading, traveling and playing games with his kids.
Gus is a member of Summit Partners Credit Advisors, which addresses the borrowing needs of small and large companies. He is responsible for originating new opportunities and handles business development for financial sponsors and investment banks.
Prior to joining Summit, Gus was a founding partner at Seacoast Partners, and worked for Wachovia Securities and Tucker Anthony.
Gus is the former president and long-time board member of the Boston Securities Traders Association, the regional chapter of the Securities Traders Association.
Gus holds a BA from Trinity College and an MBA from Cornell University.
John H. Silva
Director, Corporate Development
John Henry Silva is an experienced investor, operator and corporate development executive. He serves as Director, Corporate Development at 3BL Holdings, a subsidiary of a diversified portfolio of companies focused on Sustainability, CSR/ESG, Media and Marketing, Healthcare Services, and Human Resources. He previously held corporate development roles at Tufts Health Plan, iRobot Corporation, and Aga Khan Development Fund.
He co-founded ReMed Life Sciences, a regenerative medicine company commercializing IP from the University of Tokyo. After double digit annual growth, he negotiated the company's sale to a private equity firm. He founded Cambridge Executive Academy, an executive education company for international executives at Fortune 500 companies, which he sold to a national competitor.
Silva served in the US Marine Corps at The White House, and completed his Bachelor's Degree with honors from Harvard University.
Upcoming ACG Boston Events
ACG Boston is hosting its New England Fall Conference on September 18 & 19 with ACG Connecticut in Newport, Rhode Island. For more information and to register, visit www.acgboston.org.
About ACG Boston
ACG Boston (www.acgboston.org) is one of 57 local chapters around the world that form the international ACG organization, which focuses on corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. With over 500 members, ACG Boston offers 35+ events per year geared towards this audience, including the annual DealFest and DealSource Select, speaker series aimed at highlighting hot topics in the deal environment, events for women and young and mid-level professionals, and more.