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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 10th ANNUAL M&A AWARDS AT NEW YORK GALA
NEW YORK, January 4, 2012 —The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Awards to a lively, sold-out crowd at the 10th Annual M&A Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club on Tuesday December 13. The event was hosted by Bloomberg Televison’s Julie Hyman and featured a keynote address by former Massachusetts Governor and leading M&A counsel, William F. Weld.
“The award winners represent the best of the M&A industry in 2011 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists,” said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO and Founder of The M&A Advisor.” From the lower middle market transaction to the multi-billion Deal of the Year, we are recognizing the leading transactions, firms and individuals that represent the highest levels of performance.”
An independent body of expert judges that span the M&A industry determined the ultimate recipients of the awards. Winners were revealed “Academy-Award style” at the gala.
In addition to the 2011 honorees, leading M&A attorney H. Rodgin Cohen, Senior Chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award. In what has become a tradition at the annual black-tie gala, the M&A Advisor inducted 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, Harvey Miller and Bruce Rauner, of Weil Gothsal and GTCR, respectively, in addition to H. Rodgin Cohen. 2011 International M&A Leadership Award Recipients Howard Morgan and Andrew Rice, of The Jordan Company and Castle Harlan, respectively, were also inducted into the M&A Advisor Hall of Fame.
The gala is the premier celebration of the year for the industry’s leading Dealmakers. The 10th Annual Awards was held in conjunction with the 2011 M&A Advisor Summit that featured over 400 of the industry’s leading M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by over 65 M&A, media, academic, and political stalwarts. M&A in the BRIC’s; US Financial Reform – Dodd Frank, the Volcker Rule and the Future of Banking; the Eurozone Crisis and The Great M&A Debate on the Global Economic Outlook were just some of the key feature sessions.
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