Winners Revealed for 3rd Annual ACG New York Champion's Awards

Top deals, firms and professionals honored before sell-out crowd

Jun 24, 2013, 16:28 ET from The M&A Advisor

NEW YORK, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  ACG® New York, the leading association in New York for middle market dealmaking professionals, and The M&A Advisor announced on June 20, 2013 the names of 31 winners of the third annual ACG New York Champion's Awards, recognizing companies, individual dealmakers and transactions in the middle market mergers and acquisitions industry in the greater New York area.

The winners, selected in eight categories — including M&A Deal of the Year, Cross-Border Deal of the Year, Dealmaker of the Year, and Firm of the Year, were celebrated by a sell-out audience of more than 200 here at the ACG New York Champion's Awards Gala. The evening also paid tribute to Pam Hendrickson, chief operating officer of The Riverside Company, as the recipient of the Peter Hilton Founder's Award and to Stephen V. Prostor, chairman of the ACG New York board of directors and director, head of loan syndications at Citi Private Bank and North America head of Citi Private Bank's Margin & Securities Backed Finance group, as the recipient of the ACG New York Chapter Leadership Award. 

Among the winners, Kevin Yamashita of Bertram Capital Management, was named Dealmaker of the Year.  The acquisition of AT&T's Yellow Pages — Advertising Solutions and Interactive Businesses by Cerberus Capital Management, was recognized as the M&A Deal of the Year for transactions exceeding $500 million. Duane Morris was honored as Law Firm of the Year. For a full list of winners, CLICK HERE

Independent experts representing a cross-section of the middle-market industry selected the winning deals and dealmakers from among finalists.  New this year, ACG New York members selected Firm of The Year winners in eight subcategories. 

"Our Champion's Awards pay tribute annually not only to the year's outstanding transactions and dealmakers," said Martin Okner, president of ACG New York.  "They also recognize the role of middle-market private capital in our nation's economy and the significant contribution middle-market private capital makes to our national well being. The middle market is America's Main Street, representing 44 million U.S. jobs and 33% of U.S. GDP. 

"The ACG New York Champion's Awards winners represent the best of M&A in the New York area in 2013 and earned these honors by distinguishing themselves among a group of very impressive finalists," said Roger Aguinaldo, founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor. "Each winner should take pride in their award and the message it sends about the accomplishments of our industry."


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ACG® New York, Inc. (, the founding chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, is the leading membership organization in New York that facilitates relationship building and focused education for middle market deal-making professionals. 

Each year over 8,000 professionals participate in ACG New York' s 70+ networking and educational events in New York City and Westchester and on Long Island, including healthcare, manufacturing & logistics, and retail conferences.

SOURCE The M&A Advisor