Jack Eakin joins LCG Advisors | Nashville, TN

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LCG Advisors, a leading Tampa-based financial services advisory firm, has announced Jack Eakin joined the firm as a Director within LCG’s Investment Banking Group. Mr. Eakin is leading LCG’s expansion in the greater Nashville market and is focused on investment banking and sourcing of LCG’s other financial advisory lines of business. Investment banking services include merger & acquisition advisory, capital raising, and strategic transaction advisory services. Broader advisory capabilities include quality of earnings, restructuring & special situation consulting, business valuations, and field examinations, among others. The Nashville office works with local middle market companies in several industries.

Jack Eakin brings over a decade of banking experience across both investment banking advisory services and business development. Prior to joining LCG, Mr. Eakin worked as an SVP in the middle market banking group in the Nashville market for Truist Bank (formerly, SunTrust Bank), where he focused on developing and managing client relationships for the bank across several industries. Previously, Mr. Eakin provided merger & acquisition advisory services to clients with Sawaya Partners, a New York-based advisory firm focused on the consumer industry, where he was a Vice President. Mr. Eakin has completed over 25 transactions aggregating value in excess of $3 billion. Mr. Eakin graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. 

“I am excited to join LCG and strengthen its presence in my hometown of Nashville,” said Jack. “LCG has a seventeen-year track record of success advising clients across the nation. I believe LCG is perfectly positioned to establish an office in our growing city and equipped to add value to many middle market companies in Nashville. I share LCG’s core value of advising founder- and family-owned businesses to help them realize their strategic goals.”

Brian Smith, Managing Partner of LCG, commented, “We have done business in and around Nashville for well over 10-years and have been looking for someone entrenched in the community to lead the firm’s efforts. So, when we were introduced to Jack and learned of his talent, experience, and leadership, he was an easy choice. Our firm’s significant resources and unique value proposition can meaningfully impact Nashville’s business community, and we’re confident that Jack can help us do that.”

Jay Clark, Managing Director of LCG’s Investment Banking Division, noted, “Jack is a tremendous addition to the LCG team. Given the growth and attractiveness of the greater Nashville market, LCG is excited to partner with such a talented leader in Jack to grow our business in his hometown. Jack’s significant investment banking background and intimate knowledge of the local market will provide our Nashville clients significant value and service.”

LCG works with privately held, mostly family-owned businesses, on projects related to mergers & acquisitions and capital formation. In addition, LCG provides third-party due diligence and other advisory services to capital providers including banks, commercial lenders, hedge funds, private equity firms, mezzanine funds, and family offices. LCG’s team of over 80 professionals throughout the U.S. is engaged on over 900 projects annually and has a unique window into shifting outlooks and trends within the capital markets.