CSG Partners Named Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year by the M&A Advisor

Dec 20, 2013, 06:30 ET from CSG Partners, LLC

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CSG Partners, LLC  was named the "Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year" by the M&A Advisor on December 17th 2013, at the 12th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The awards are an annual tribute to the outstanding achievements of leading dealmakers, firms and transactions.

"While our industry has undergone significant transformation since our first awards were presented 11 years ago, we are convinced, more than ever before, that investment in middle market companies will continue to be the driving force of the economy," says David Fergusson, President of the M&A Advisor.

Larry Kaplan, the founder and a Managing Director of CSG Partners commented, "We are indeed very honored and grateful for the recognition CSG Partners has received. As our investment banking practice for ESOP transactions and our middle market M&A practice continues to grow, we strive to achieve an even higher standard of professional excellence for our clients."

Selected from over 300 participating companies in the first stage of evaluation, award finalists were judged by a panel of independent experts who represent a cross-section of the middle market industry. CSG Partners was named finalist for 6 M&A Industry award categories. Additionally, George Thacker, III, a Managing Director at CSG Partners, was a finalist for M&A Deal Maker of the Year for the $700 million in ESOP transactions he completed in the twelve month period.

Earlier this year, CSG Partners was also recognized for its achievements in the industry at the 2013 Americas M&A Awards and the ACG New York Champions' Awards, winning three M&A Deal of the Year awards and "Boutique Investment Bank of the Year", respectively.


CSG Partners, LLC is a boutique investment bank specializing in ESOPs, mergers and acquisitions, and capital advisory services for middle-market companies. Our clients have spanned the full middle-market spectrum, with values ranging from $10 million to $600 million. Founded in 2001, the firm has built a reputation of having the nation's preeminent ESOP investment banking practice. The firm has closed over 140 ESOP transactions for companies with an aggregate value exceeding $7 Billion. CSG Partners operates from offices in New York and San Francisco. More information on the firm can be found at www.csgpartners.comLinkedIn, and Twitter.