Winners Announced for the 5th Annual International M&A Awards

Top Cross Border M&A Deals and Professionals honored May 13th at The New York Athletic Club

May 17, 2013, 12:16 ET from The M&A Advisor

NEW YORK, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 2013 International M&A Awards at the 5th Annual Awards Gala to a lively, sold-out crowd at The New York Athletic Club on Monday, May 13th. The event was hosted by Bloomberg Television Market Reporter Dominic Chu.

"While the cross border M&A volumes have not yet returned to pre-crisis level, we are witnessing an unprecedented transformation of local market firms and dealmakers into global M&A experts whose intimate knowledge and expertise in the cultural, financial and legal arenas are redefining our industry," says David Fergusson, Sr. Managing Director of The M&A Advisor. "And the 2013 International M&A Awards have recognized the true leaders in this very dynamic environment."

The International Awards Gala honored the leading dealteams, dealmakers and firms whose activities set the standard for cross border transactions. This year, 260 nominating companies were finalists for the awards. An independent judging committee of cross border industry experts determined the ultimate recipient of the awards which were announced at the gala.

In addition to the award winners, the ceremony honored 2013 Leadership Award recipients: Rodger Krouse, Co-CEO at Sun Capital Partners; Marc J. Leder, Co-CEO, Sun Capital Partners; Mark Zeffiro, Chief Financial Officer at TriMas; Rene-Pierre Azria, CEO at Tegris Advisors and Patricia Menendez-Cambo, Chair – Global Practice Group; Co-Chair – Global Energy & Infrastructure Practice at Greenberg Traurig for their outstanding achievements in International M&A. "These five individuals have and continue to set the bar for cross border professionals worldwide," stated David Fergusson, Senior Managing Director for The M&A Advisor. "We are honored to present Rodger Krouse, Marc J. Leder, Mark Zeffiro, Rene-Pierre Azria and Patricia Menendez-Cambo with the 2013 Leadership Award for their contributions to the industry and inspiration to us all."

The Cross Border M&A Summit featuring the 5th Annual International M&A Awards Gala is the premier event for professionals in the global M&A industry. In addition to recognizing and rewarding the industry's top cross border transactions, firms of the year and dealmakers of the year, the Summit featured over 80 stalwart professionals leading roundtable sessions and delivering keynote presentations. CLICK HERE for an event profile and agenda.

For a detailed list of all of the Award Winners and Finalists for the 5th Annual International M&A Awards and a group photo of the Winners, please CLICK HERE.

To view, download and link to photos taken at the 2013 Cross Border Summit and Award Gala, please CLICK HERE.

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SOURCE The M&A Advisor