Daily News: June 21, 2013

ACG New York Announces Champion’s Awards Winners

ACG New York and The M&A Advisor announced 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 were selected in eight different categories — including M&A Deal of the Year, Cross-Border Deal of the Year, Corporate/Strategic Acquisition Deal of the Year, Turnaround Deal of the Year, Dealmaker of the Year, Firm of the Year, Product/Service of the Year, and Sector Deal of the Year.

Among the winners, Kevin Yamashita of Bertram Capital Management was named Dealmaker of the Year. 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 in value. Duane Morris was honored as Law Firm of the Year, among recipients of Firm of the Year awards. See below for the full list of winners.

“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 wellbeing. The middle market is America’s Main Street, representing 44 million U.S. jobs and 33% of U.S. GDP. On this Awards Night, dealmakers in this rapidly growing sector of our economy can step back and celebrate what they have done to drive growth and create jobs.”

For a complete list of winners, click here.