Speakers

Frank A. McGrew IV

Frank A. McGrew IV

McNally Capital

Frank A. McGrew IV joined McNally Capital as managing partner in December 2016. Previously he was managing director within investment banking at Raymond James & Associates Inc. with responsibility for coverage of diversified industrial and manufacturing companies – particularly those related to industrial technology, infrastructure, water, building products, metals, and industrial services. Prior to Raymond James he assumed increasing levels of responsibility while working at other global investment banks including Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Salomon Brothers, Morgan Keegan, and Morgan Joseph to gain significant investment and work experience in the USA, Japan, China, Russia, and Europe. He is a recognized expert in corporate finance, M&A and family business dynamics with over 25 years of extensive experience identifying, structuring, operating, growing, and monetizing leading businesses for institutional and private owners. He has been responsible for identifying, structuring and raising over $5 billion of capital and advising on over $10 billion of M&A transactions for numerous private and public global entities. His career includes significant operating and principal investment experience. While working for Buckeye Technologies Inc., Memphis, Tennessee, USA, a global manufacturer of specialty cellulose and absorbent products, he was responsible for financial strategy and treasury management, investor relations, and all corporate development including M&A. He also founded and served as managing director of Paradigm Capital Partners, a successful private equity and venture capital firm based in Memphis with investment capital provided by prominent local families and entrepreneurs together with McKinsey & Co. serving as a joint partner and strategic investor. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications pertaining to investment banking, raising capital, global manufacturing, and overall family business planning and succession. He has served on over 10 public and private corporate boards and is an active private investor. Since 1990, he has remained highly involved with his alma mater SMU in various leadership roles. His current SMU involvement includes board roles with the Cox School of Business and the Don Jackson Center for Finance as well as being a regular guest lecturer and professor. He also serves on the board of the Nashville Zoo and remains active with other nonprofit organizations. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a BBA from Southern Methodist University.