ACG Tennessee, the Tennessee Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), has announced the election of Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tatjana Paterno as the new Board President. Tatjana assumed the role on January 1, 2023 and will serve a one-year term. In this capacity, Tatjana will lead the Chapter’s initiatives to provide quality programming content and networking opportunities for its members.

“I have been fortunate to watch ACG Tennessee grow and thrive since I first joined the Chapter back in 2011. I look forward to working with the ACG Board on providing even more value to our members and am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for us in 2023,” Tatjana said.

ACG Tennessee serves over 225 members who are directly involved in M&A transactions – including private equity and family office investors, intermediaries, lenders, and M&A service providers – and is dedicated to helping middle-market M&A professionals build and maintain trusted and productive relationships through membership and event opportunities.

About Tatjana Paterno

Tatjana counsels private equity funds and their portfolio companies, strategic acquirers and multinational publicly traded corporations in the structuring, negotiation and consummation of acquisition transactions. To date, Tatjana has closed more than $22 billion in M&A transactions and more than $25 billion in overall transactions. Her practice focuses on companies within the healthcare and healthcare IT, cybersecurity, manufacturing, food and beverage, entertainment and technology industries, among others.

Tatjana served as chair of the 2021 and 2019 Private Target Deal Points Studies published by the American Bar Association’s M&A Committee. This study has been widely recognized as the gold standard for market metrics of key negotiated legal issues in M&A agreements.

About ACG Tennessee

ACG Tennessee is one of 59 local chapters around the world that form the international ACG organization, which focuses on corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. With over 225 members, ACG Tennessee offers in-person events geared toward this audience, including the annual Mid-South Capital Connections; speaker series aimed at highlighting hot topics in the deal environment; events for women and young and mid-level professionals, and more. More information about ACG Tennessee can be found on the organization’s website,