DALLAS, Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Wednesday, November 9th at the 2016 M&A Advisor Awards Gala to a jubilant, sold-out crowd at the New York Athletic Club, New York, N.Y. Brent Earles and Fred McCallister of Allegiance Capital were named a winner in the Consumer Discretionary category for their work on the acquisition of 4G Wireless and A – Z Wireless from Atlantic Street Capital by Lone Star Funds.
"We had the unique privilege of being involved in Atlantic Street Capital's original platform acquisition of Z Wireless, eight of the subsequent add-on acquisitions, and Atlantic Street's exit of their investment which was concurrent with the acquisition of 4G Wireless," remarked Fred McCallister in reference to this year's award.
"This deal would not have been possible without the hard work and financial engineering of Andy Wilkins. We are honored to receive this award and continue to be very active in the wireless retailer space," added Brent Earles. Mr. Wilkins, a Managing Partner at Atlantic Street Capital, was also nominated for the M&A Advisor award for Private Equity Professional of the Year.
"Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. Allegiance Capital was chosen from over 615 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize Brent Earles and Fred McCallister and bestow upon them our highest honor for M&A firms and professionals," said David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President, The M&A Advisor. "Mr. Earles and Mr. McCallister represent the best of the M&A industry in 2016 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates."
The Gala is the premier celebration of the year for the industry's leading M&A Dealmakers and was held in conjunction with the 2016 M&A Advisor Summit that featured over 500 of the industry's leading M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by over 45 M&A, media, academic, and industry stalwarts. In addition to the announcement of the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Award winners, Thomas Farrell, Executive Vice President, Generational Group was presented with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award; and Marshall Sonenshine, Chairman, Sonenshine Partners; Professor, Harvard University Law School; and John Reiss, Global Head of White & Case's Mergers & Acquisitions Group received the 2016 Leadership Award.
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Allegiance Capital is a premier boutique private investment banking and advisory firm founded in 1998. Allegiance Capital Corporation assists companies in every aspect of selling and financing a business, including: debt restructuring, mezzanine financing, executing leveraged buyouts, strategic partnering, consulting and other related services. To learn more visit www.allcapcorp.com
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