NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The M&A Advisor is pleased to announce a record 423 nominations representing over 600 companies have been submitted for the 11th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.
The Finalist companies have been selected from the nominees in the first stage of evaluation, and the independent panel of judges will now focus their attention on the challenging task of selecting the ultimate award winners.
The winners for M&A Deal of the Year, Restructuring of the Year, Cross-Border Deal of the Year, Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year, Financing of the Year, Firms of the Year, M&A Product/Service of the Year and Dealmakers of the Year categories will be announced at the 11th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Tuesday, December 11th at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.
"While this has certainly been another tumultuous year in both the international and domestic M&A markets, we are very encouraged by the persistence of the leading dealmakers and the volume of creative transactions that have been engineered by M&A professionals on all continents," says Roger Aguinaldo, CEO and Founder of The M&A Advisor. "We remain convinced that the middle market will continue to be the driving force of the economy and that our industry's talented men and women deserve to be recognized for their contributions."
This year's finalists represent the industry's leading firms, including: Houlihan Lokey; Tegris Advisors; Business Development Asia (BDA); Raymond James; Shearman & Sterling LLP; Golub Capital; Audax Group; Bertram Capital Management LLC; Generational Equity, LLC; William Blair & Company; D.A. Davidson & Co.; Greenberg Traurig LLP; The Blackstone Group; Janney Montgomery Scott; FTI Consulting, Inc.; Foley & Lardner LLP and feature the year's leading transactions including: Merger of Burger King and Justice Holdings Ltd.; Raymond James's Acquisition of Morgan Keegan; Acquisition of Boston Proper, Inc. by Chico's FAS, Inc.; Acquisition of 1-800 CONTACTS by WellPoint; Bristol-Myers Squibb Acquisition of Amylin; Restructuring of General Maritime Corp; Acquisition of RightsFlow by Google; Cerberus Acquisition of AT&T's Advertising and Interactive Solutions Businesses; Acquisition of Instagram by Facebook; Sony Corporation of America –US$2.2 Billion Acquisition of EMI Music Publishing and the Sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers to Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC.
For a detailed list of all the Award Finalists by Award Category for the 11th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, please CLICK HERE.
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