Gavin Long

Executive Director, Mutual Value Labs
Managing Partner, Mutual Value Investments

Gavin is an experienced purpose-driven technology entrepreneur, transaction professional and investor with a track record of delivering superior value creation in the information technology, software, and services industries. He possesses strong M&A, debt & equity finance, strategic planning, analytical, government, entrepreneurship, and international business skills.

In addition to leading the for-profit companies within the Economics of Mutuality Alliance, Gavin is Co-founder and a Partner at the Acacia Group, a specialist Private Equity investment firm through which he has served as CEO of two portfolio technology companies. 

Previously, Gavin worked with future Acacia colleagues at 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 has a BA in Philosophy from Appalachian State University and has undertaken graduate studies at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and Duke University.