Daily News: December 29, 2014

Allegiance Capital Sets New Records in 2014

Allegiance Capital announced that 2014 was a banner year as the firm set new records for transaction values closed and M&A awards won. The Dallas-based investment bank specializes in selling middle-market companies.

Allegiance said closings for the year topped a half-billion dollars and the firm won six prestigious, national M&A Awards.

“2014 has been the best year in Allegiance Capital’s history!” says David Mahmood, chairman/founder of the firm. “We closed several large transactions, and the M&A industry recognized the expertise it took to get those deals done. We have a very strong team of investment bankers and an excellent marketing and support team that does an outstanding job of helping our clients reach their personal and financial goals.”

In 2014, Allegiance Capital bankers successfully represented business owners in: oilfield services, pipeline construction, telecommunications, healthcare, retail and others industries.

“It was a very good year to sell oilfield services companies and we helped several owners capitalize on a strong market, “explained John Sloan, vice chairman, partner and senior managing director for the firm. Sloan took home a Who’s Who in Energy award for energy deals closed during 2014. He has won the award for three consecutive years. Sloan was also selected as one of America’s Top 50 Dealmakers during the M&A Atlas Awards and was a finalist for the M&A Advisor Deal Maker of the Year award.

Allegiance Capital also won two national M&A awards in November from M&A Advisor: M&A Deal of the Year and Energy Deal of the Year. In addition the firm won Energy Deal of the Year and U.S. Private Equity Deal of the Year during the M&A Atlas Awards presented in October this year. Finally, the firm won Energy Deal of the Year at the prestigious New York ACG Champions Awards held in New York in June.

The firm was also a finalist in 5 additional M&A Advisor categories that included: Cross Border Deal of the Year ($25-$50MM), Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year (Up to $250MM) Technology, Media, Telecom Deal of the Year ($10MM – $100MM), Energy Deal of the Year (Over $100MM) and Retail Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year.