Winners Announced for the 5th Annual 40 Under 40 Recognition Awards

Recipients to be Recognized on June 24th at the Roosevelt Hotel

May 01, 2014, 13:21 ET from The M&A Advisor

NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The M&A Advisor is pleased to announce the winners of the 5th Annual 40 Under 40 Recognition Awards in each of the categories of Dealmaker, Legal Advisor and Service Provider. 

The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition and presentation of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this recognition awards program to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging business leaders.

The 2014 40 Under 40 Award Winners have been chosen for their accomplishments and contribution from a pool of prominent nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders. The 2014 Judges included: Gregory Bedrosian, CEO, Redwood Capital Group; Tom Berg, Managing Director, FMV Opinions, Inc.; Laura Brank, Partner and Russia Practice Head, Dechert; Jack Butler, Executive Vice President, Hilco Global; Richard Chesley, Partner, Co-Chair of Restructuring Practice, DLA Piper; Brent Earles, Senior Vice President, Allegiance Capital Corp.; John Emanoilidis, Partner and Co-Head of M&A Practice, Torys LLP; Scott M. Estill, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Gilbert Harrison, Chairman & CEO, Financo, Inc.; Peter S. Kaufman, President, Gordian Group, LLC; Justine Mannering, Director, Business Development Asia; Laura Marcero, Managing Director, Huron Consulting Group; Gregory Milmoe, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Martin Okner, President & CEO, S. H. Martin and Company, Inc.; and Barry W. Ridings,Vice Chairman of US Investment Banking, Lazard.

"In 2010 we initiated the 40 UNDER 40 Awards to recognize the emerging leaders of the M&A, Financing and Turnaround industries" said David Fergusson, President of The M&A Advisor. "It is our belief that this group of accomplished women and men will have a significant effect on the advancement of our industry. And it is our great pleasure to recognize them and provide a forum for them to meet and engage with one another."

On Tuesday, June 24th, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie Awards Gala at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, in conjunction with the 2014 Emerging Leaders Summit – an exclusive event pairing 40 Under 40 winners together with their mentors and other stalwarts, to introduce the 40 Under 40 Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements. Click Here to view the Summit event profile.

For a complete list of the 2014 40 Under 40 Award Winners Click Here. For more information, please contact The M&A Advisor at 718 997 7900.

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