NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 2012 M&A Advisor Awards On December 11, 2012 at the 11th Annual M&A Advisor Awards to a jubilant, sold-out crowd at the New York Athletic Club. Bloomberg Television Reporter Shannon Pettypiece hosted the event featuring a keynote address by Joe Brusuelas, Senior Economist at Bloomberg.
"The award winners represent the best of the M&A industry in 2012 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists," said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of The M&A Advisor. "From lower middle market to multi-billion dollar deals, we are recognizing the leading transactions, firms and individuals that represent the highest levels of performance."
The 11th Annual Awards Gala honored the leading deal-teams, firms and deal-makers whose activities set the standard for M&A transactions. This year, a record of 423 nominees, representing over 600 companies, became finalists for the awards. An independent judging committee of 16 top M&A, Restructuring and Finance industry experts determined the ultimate recipients of the awards which were revealed "Academy-Award style" at the gala.
In addition to the 2012 award winners, five leading M&A industry pioneers were inducted into The M&A Advisor Hall of Fame for their outstanding achievements and accomplishments in the fields of M&A, turnaround and financing – John Wm. (Jack) Butler Jr., Partner, Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP; Dr. Mario Garnero, Chairman, Brasilinvest; Rajiv K. Luthra, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Luthra and Luthra; Alexis Rodzianko, CEO, IFC Metropol; and Wang Wei, Chairman, China M&A Group. For profiles and photos of the Hall of Fame Inductees, please CLICK HERE.
"These individuals have and continue to set the bar for business professionals worldwide," stated David Fergusson, Senior Managing Director for The M&A Advisor. "We are honored to induct Mr. Butler, Dr. Garnero, Mr. Luthra, Mr. Rodzianko and Mr. Wei into the M&A Advisor Hall of Fame for their contributions to our industry and inspiration to us all."
The gala is the premier celebration of the year for the industry's leading dealmakers. The 11th Annual Awards Gala was held in conjunction with the 2012 M&A Advisor Summit that featured over 350 of the industry's leading M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by over 50 M&A, restructuring, media, academic, and political stalwarts. CLICK HERE for an event profile and agenda.
For a detailed list of all of the Award Winners and Finalists for the 11th Annual M&A Award and a photo of the Winners, please CLICK HERE. For more information, please visit www.maadvisor.com or contact The M&A Advisor at 718 997 7900.
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