New York, NY, September 18th, 2015 – The M&A Advisor is pleased to announce the Finalists in the categories of M&A Deal of the Year, Restructuring Deal of the Year, Cross-Border Deal of the Year, Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year, Deal Financing of the Year, Sector Deals of the Year, Firms of the Year, M&A Product/Service of the Year and M&A Professionals of the Year for the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The Finalists have been selected from the nominees in the first stage of evaluation, and the independent panel of judges will now focus their attention on the challenging task of selecting the ultimate award winners that will be announced at the Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 17th at the New York Athletic Club. “Since the inception of the M&A Advisor Awards in 2002, we have been recognizing the leading dealmakers, firms and transactions. And each year we celebrate the creativity, perseverance and ingenuity of our industry’s professionals”, says David Fergussoƒn, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor. “While our industry has undergone significant transformation since our first awards were presented 13 years ago, we are convinced, more than ever before, that M&A is a driving force of the economy. It is truly an honor for our firm to be able to recognize the contribution that the 2015 award finalists have made.”
This year’s Finalists represent many of the industry’s leading firms, including: Alvarez & Marsal; Apollo Capital Management; Bain & Company; Corning Inc.; Deloitte; Ernst & Young, Inc.; General Atlantic; Generational Equity; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Huron Capital Partners; Jefferies; KPMG Corporate Finance; Madison Street Capital; PwC; Rothschild; RW Baird; The Blackstone Group; UBS; Wells Fargo; William Blair & Co.; BDA Partners; BakerHostetler; Bertram Capital; Catterton; Golub Capital; Merrill DataSite; Proskauer; Seward & Kissel; Sullivan & Cromwell; Medley Management, Inc.; White & Case; and feature many of the year’s leading transactions including: Acquisition of UNS Energy by Fortis; Acquisition of WIND Mobile; Acquisition of BrightRoll by Yahoo; Acquisition of the Liberty Living Group by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; Sale of Blue Bird Corporation to Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp.; Combination of Northern Lights Capital Group and Treasury Group Limited; Turnaround and Sale of LC Manufacturing; Acquisition of Ipreo from KKR by Goldman Sachs and Blackstone; Acquisition of Radio Shack stores by Sprint; Sale of Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer; Restructuring of Nextel International Holdings (NIHD); Merger of the Safeway Grocery Store Chain; Acquisition of Lynda.com by LinkedIn and the Chapter 11 Restructuring of Nautilus.
Detailed list of all the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Award Finalists by category
List of the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards participating companies
The Winners of all the categories will be announced, and the awards will be presented, at the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala – the premier celebration of the year for firms and professionals in the M&A industry. Held in conjunction with the Annual M&A Advisor Summit, the Gala will bring together the industry’s leaders, vying for the 2015 Awards, to celebrate the Finalists and Winners. The ceremony will also honor 2015 Lifetime Achievement and Leadership Award Winners for their induction into The M&A Advisor Hall of Fame.
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