NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC, a leading consulting and investment banking advisor to middle market companies, has completed its advisory role in Monitor Group LP's sale to Deloitte Consulting LLP.
Deloitte Consulting LLP acquired Monitor Group's U.S. practice, and Monitor Group's practices in 14 countries outside the U.S. were acquired by member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. The transaction was completed in January following approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
Carl Marks served as Monitor Group's financial, restructuring and investment banking services advisor throughout the bankruptcy process. The investment banking practice advised on all aspects of the 363 sale auction and the restructuring practice advised on other areas including preparing Debtor-in-Possession budgets, monitoring cash flow, reporting to constituents, and assisting in resolving contractual, employee and vendor-related issues. Ropes & Gray LLP partners Ross Martin, James Wilton and Paul Van Houten served as counsel to the debtor; their expertise and leadership were instrumental to the successful completion of the sale.
"Combining two influential and globally-recognized professional services companies is a complex and sensitive assignment under normal circumstances," said Marc Pfefferle, Partner at Carl Marks Advisory Group. "This particular deal highlights Carl Marks' combined strengths of providing integrated transaction and advisory services in complex and dynamic situations."
"We are hugely motivated by the opportunity to service clients with our newly combined strengths," stated Bansi Nagji, President of Monitor. "Together we are an effective force with distinctive capabilities, and are deeply committed to helping our clients create new value and achieve transformational growth."
Christopher Wu and Charles Boguslaski led the Carl Marks investment banking team while Marc Pfefferle led its operational restructuring team.
About Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC and Carl Marks Securities LLC
Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC, with offices in New York, Bedminster, N.J., and Charlotte, N.C., provides a wide array of investment banking and financial, operational, real estate and healthcare advisory services to the middle market, including mergers and acquisitions advice, sourcing of capital, financial restructuring plans, strategic business assessments, improvement plans and interim management. Carl Marks Advisory Group is the recipient of the 2010 Turnaround Management Association's Turnaround of the Year Award in the Large Company category, the 2011 M&A Advisor's Debt Financing Deal of the Year, and the 2011 Turnaround Atlas Awards Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year - Middle Markets.
Carl Marks Securities LLC, based in New York, assists its clients in executing private placements of debt and equity. The firm is a member of FINRA and SIPC. Additional information about Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC and Carl Marks Securities LLC is available at www.carlmarks.com.
About Monitor Group
Founded in 1983, Monitor Company Group LP (www.monitor.com) is a global consulting firm headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The firm advises for-profit, sovereign, and non-profit clients in growing their businesses and economies and furthering their charitable purposes. Monitor creates and sustains leading, world-class capabilities in the management disciplines essential to growth - including strategy, marketing, organizational design and innovation - and brings those capabilities to bear in a pragmatic and customized way for clients. Monitor authors have published more than 80 articles in leading business journals and have published some of the most influential business strategy books of the last 25 years.
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