Gavin Long

<p>Founding Partner, Acacia Group</p>

Gavin leads on M&A deal pipeline and market outreach for Acacia. With over 22 years of experience in investment banking and private equity investing, Gavin plays a leading role in developing new Acacia investment theses, and uses his extensive market relationships to identify new platform and bolt-on investment opportunities for the firm. Gavin also heads up Acacia’s corporate responsibility strategy, focused on discovering and empowering a new generation of leaders capable of harnessing the full potential of technology to improve people’s lives and livelihoods. Prior to Acacia, Gavin worked with Acacia colleagues Global Strategies Group, a US-focused buyout firm, where he led corporate development within the firm’s M&A strategy including a NASDAQ IPO. Gavin has completed more than 50 M&A transactions with an aggregate value of more than $4B.

He has also held leadership positions overseeing strategy development and transactional execution for BAE Systems, Imperial Capital and Arthur Andersen
Corporate Finance. Gavin graduated with a BA in Philosophy from Appalachian State University and a Masters in Theology from Duke University.