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George Thacker

Managing Director

212.584.5093

George’s clients rank among the nation’s largest ESOP-owned companies. His many accolades include Boutique Investment Banker of the Year (M&A Atlas Awards), M&A Advisor of the Year (Finance Monthly), M&A Deal of the Year (The M&A Advisor, M&A Atlas Awards), and Deal of the Year (ACG New York).

Prior to joining CSG in 2008, George was a Vice President at Hilliard Lyons Asset Management. A former attorney with Brown Todd & Heyburn (now Frost Brown Todd), he focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions, tax, and estate planning for middle-market business owners.

George received his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, where he was a recipient of the Brandeis Award (for top four graduates).

Education

  • BS, Vanderbilt University
  • JD, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Industries Served

  • Accounting
  • Computer Software
  • Construction
  • Defense & Space
  • Facilities Services
  • Financial Services
  • Furniture
  • Government Relations
  • Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Hospital & Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Machinery
  • Management Consulting
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Medical Practice
  • Mining & Metals
  • Oil & Energy
  • Paper & Forest Products
  • Plastics
  • Publishing
  • Security & Investigations
  • Staffing & Recruiting
  • Transportations/ Trucking/ Railroad
  • Veterinary
  • Wholesale

Awards

  • 2020 ESOP Deal of the Year – $100MM+ (M&A Atlas Awards)
  • 2018 ESOP Deal of the Year – Middle Market (M&A Atlas Awards)
  • 2018 ESOP Deal of the Year – $250MM-$500MM (The M&A Advisor)
  • 2016 Deal Maker of the Year (Finance Monthly)
  • 2016 M&A Deal of the Year – $75MM - $100MM (The M&A Advisor)
  • 2015 USA Deal of the Year – Small/Middle Markets (M&A Atlas Awards)
  • 2014 Boutique M&A Investment Banker of the Year (M&A Atlas Awards)
  • 2014 USA Deal of the Year – $150MM-$500MM (M&A Atlas Awards)
  • 2014 Transportation & Logistics Deal of the Year – under $300MM (M&A Atlas Awards)
  • 2014 M&A Deal of the Year – $250MM-$500MM (The M&A Advisor)
  • 2014 Dealmaker of the Year (ACG New York)
  • 2013 M&A Deal of the Year – $200MM-$500MM (ACG New York)
  • 2013 USA M&A Deal of the Year – $150MM-$500MM (M&A Atlas Awards)