NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 2012 International M&A Advisor Awards at the 4th Annual International M&A Awards Gala to a festive, sold-out crowd at the New York Athletic Club on Wednesday, October 10th. Bloomberg Television Market Reporter Dominic Chu and Miss Universe China Luo Zilin hosted the event with a guest appearance by the Grammy award winning Violinist and international hip-hop/R&B star Miri Ben-Ari.
"We are currently witnessing the unprecedented transformation of firms and dealmakers into Global leaders whose intimate knowledge and expertise in the cultural, financial and legal arenas are redefining our industry," says David Fergusson, Sr. Managing Director of The M&A Advisor. "During this period of continued uncertainty, inter-country M&A activity again outperformed domestic M&A, laying testament to the claim that business truly knows no boundaries."
The International Awards Gala honored the leading deal-teams, deal-makers and firms whose activities set the standard for cross-border transactions. This year, 228 nominees representing over 400 companies were finalists for the awards. An independent judging committee of cross-border industry experts determined the ultimate recipients of the awards.
In addition to the honorees, Lifetime Achievement Awards were given to the leading global M&A industry pioneers. Dr. Mario Garnero, Chairman, Brasilinvest; Rajiv K. Luthra, Co-Founder, Luthra and Luthra; Alex Rodzianko, CEO, IFC Metropol and Wang Wei, Chairman, China M&A Group were awarded for their achievements. For photos and biographies of the Lifetime Achievement Award winners, please CLICK HERE.
The Annual International M&A Advisor Summit and Awards Gala is the premier event for professionals in the global M&A industry. In addition to recognizing and rewarding the industry's top cross-border transactions, firms of the year, and dealmaker of the year, the Summit featured over 50 stalwart professionals leading roundtable sessions and delivering keynote presentations.
For a detailed list of all the Award Winners and Finalists for the 4th Annual International M&A Awards, please CLICK HERE.
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