NEW YORK, June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ACG New York, the largest association of middle market deal making professionals in New York, announces winners of the 5th Annual ACG New York Champion's Award at event held on June 18th, 2015 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. The annual tribute recognizes and honors the leading middle market transactions, firms and dealmakers within the local ACG community responsible for supporting middle market growth in New York. The winners were selected in the following categories – Deal of the Year, Firm of the Year and Dealmaker of the Year.
"The 5th Annual ACG New York Champion's Awards winners represent the best-of-the-best M&A successes over the past year in the New York area," said Martin Okner, Chairman of ACG New York. "We are honored to showcase the accomplishments of both the professionals and firms that shape and contribute to the robust strength of the middle market deal environment."
Among the esteemed honorees were John K. Castle, Chairman and CEO of Castle Harlan, who was presented with the Peter Hilton Founder's Award and Rich Prestegaard of High Road Capital Partners, who received the Chapter Leadership award. Additionally, Merrill DataSite received the Chairman's Meritorious Service Award for outstanding support of ACG New York.
"As ACG New York continues to acknowledge individual and firm successes, we also strive to give back to the community. This year, proceeds of the event were directed to ACG Cares, a charity created to nurture the next generation of New York business leaders," said Heidi Deiner, President of ACG New York.
Judges and their affiliations consisted of the following: Michelle Bergman, Founder, Bergman Law LLC; Dennis van den Broek, Senior Vice President of Alternative Investment Funds, Intertrust; Scott M. Estill, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Tom Becker, Director, New York, Sitrick And Company; Martez R. Moore, Chairman & CEO, Moore Frères & Company; Brian Schofield, Managing Director, Lampert Debt Advisors; Richard Chesley, Partner and Co-Chair of Restructuring Practice, DLA Piper; Brent Earles, Senior Vice President, Allegiance Capital Corporation; Joseph O'Donnell, Vice President, Investigative Management Group; Sylvie Gadant, Partner, Citrin Cooperman, and James E. Abbott, Partner, Seward & Kissel LLP.
Criteria used by the judges included the importance of the transaction, product, service or dealmaker to the industry and also the level of creativity, resourcefulness and perseverance it took to complete the deal.
The full list of the winners can be found here.
About ACG New York
ACG® New York, Inc., the founding chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, is the largest association of middle market deal making and corporate professionals in New York, with more than 1,000 members across all industry sectors. ACG New York facilitates long term relationship building, driving middle-market growth. ACG's members are focused on investing private capital, which benefits the pension funds held by municipal workers, fireman, policeman, health workers and others that provide years of service for the public good. ACG Cares is a 501 (c)(3) charity created to nurture the next generation of New York business leaders.
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