GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A), Michigan's top-ranked public relations agency and a top-15 investor relations firm nationally, today announced that it has been named a finalist for The M&A Advisor Communications Firm of the Year award.
LE&A has worked on more than 30 deals in 2016 alone, and also provides PR, marketing and transaction communications for investment banking, venture capital and private equity and portfolio company clients, including three of the six Private Equity Firm of the Year finalists – Huron Capital Partners, Blackford Capital and Sun Capital Partners – in the M&A Advisor Awards. Combined, these firms were named finalists in nearly 20 different categories, including individual finalist recognition in the Private Equity Professional of the Year category for LE&A clients Christopher Sheeran, partner, Huron Capital Partners; and Martin Stein, founder and managing director, Blackford Capital.
"We are honored to be a finalist for such a prestigious national award as the M&A Communications Firm of the Year and are always appreciative to be recognized by the deal community," said Jeff Lambert, president and managing partner of Lambert, Edwards & Associates. "Our team plays a pivotal role in the M&A industry across the country. This year alone, we provided counsel and support to a variety of industries, including the $1.7 billion acquisition of Jayco by RV manufacturer Thor Industries and numerous private equity deals across eight different states. We look forward to continuing these efforts and providing effective communication strategies and results for clients during times of transition."
The winners for the 2016 M&A Advisor awards will be announced at a gala on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at the New York Athletic Club.
"Since the inception of the M&A Advisor Awards in 2002, we have been recognizing the leading dealmakers, firms and transactions. And each year we celebrate the creativity, perseverance and ingenuity of our industry's professionals," said David Fergusson, president and co-chief executive officer of The M&A Advisor. "While our industry has undergone significant transformation since our first awards were presented 14 years ago, we are convinced, more than ever before, that M&A is a driving force of the economy. It is truly an honor for our firm to be able to recognize the contribution that the 2016 award finalists have made."
For more information, and for a detailed list of all of the Award Finalists for the 15th Annual M&A Advisor awards, please visit www.maadvisor.com or contact The M&A Advisor at 212-951-1550.
About Lambert, Edwards & Associates
LE&A (www.lambert-edwards.com) is a top-10 Midwest-based PR firm and a top-15 investor relations firm nationally with clients based in 20 states and six countries. As Michigan's largest PR firm – with offices in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit – LE&A serves middle-market companies and national brands across a wide array of industries and is the state's largest bipartisan public affairs firm. LE&A has posted 17 years of growth, been named PR Week and PRNews Small Firm of the Year, honored as an Edward Lowe "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch," and earned Crain's "Michigan's Healthiest Employers" and "Coolest Places to Work" awards. LE&A is also a global partner in PROI Worldwide, the largest partnership of independent PR firms in the world spanning 120 cities on five continents. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @LambertEdwards.
About The M&A Advisor
The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions through the industry's leading publication. Today, the firm is recognized as the world's premier "think tank" and leadership organization for M&A, restructuring and financing professionals, providing a range of integrated services including: M&A Advisor Forums and Summits; M&A Advisor Market Intelligence; M&A.TV.; M&A Advisor Live; M&A Advisor Awards; and M&A Advisor Connects. For additional information about The M&A Advisor's leadership services visit www.maadvisor.com.
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