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Wes Pennington

Partner, Sweetwater Capital Corporation


Mr. Pennington is currently an independent advisor to the lower middle market transaction industry. He routinely affiliates with other finns and private equity groups on a project-by-project basis. Transactions include both buy- and sell-side. He has led, or been involved with at a senior level, over 200 M&A transactions and over 60 financing transactions. He has served as a financial executive in public companies, been a partner at a CPA firm, and a Director at a national accounting firm. He was in-house M&A staff for a Fortune 1000 company, with involvement in over 30 deals.


Recent engagements include:


  • Second chair in a formal sale process for a medical continuing education firm, culminating in a sale to a strategic buyer.

  • Adviser to a bank in the sale of a pharma business.

  • Conducted retained search for a private equity firm to acquire a telehealth business.

  • 40+ financial due diligence engagements for private equity, family offices, and strategic buyers.

  • Led a structured sales process for a staffing business.

  • Restructuring leader for cell phone case manufacturer.

  • Appraised the financial assets and holding of a celebrity chef.

  • Developed comprehensive financial and working capital model for a manufacturing start-up.

  • Pro bono work for various entrepreneurial organizations and investment groups. Industry experience includes:

  • Technology

  • Healthcare

  • Agribusiness

  • Chemicals

  • Transportation

  • Retail

  • Heavy & light manufacturing

  • Government contracting

  • IPOs

  • Cross-border deals

Mr. Pennington holds BS and MBA degrees from the University of Alabama and is a Certified Public Accountant. He was formerly accredited as a business appraiser by the American Institute of CPAs

(credential no longer active).

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