Daily News: February 24, 2015

M&A Advisor Names 2015 Leadership Award Recipients

The M&A Advisor announced Peter S. Kaufman, president and head of restructuring and distressed M&A at Gordian Group; Randall S. Eisenberg, managing director and co-head of the turnaround & restructuring services practice at AlixPartners, and J. Scott Victor, founder and managing director at SSG Capital Advisors, are each recipients of the 2015 M&A Advisor Leadership Award.

A celebrated industry veteran, Kaufman has extensive experience advising companies, boards of directors and shareholders, as well as buyers, sellers and governmental agencies. In addition to his leadership of the restructuring practice at Gordian, he co-manages Bacchus Capital Management. Peter is also the co-author of two books on distressed investment, both definitive works in the field, Distressed Investment Banking: “To the Abyss and Back,” and the recently published “Equity Holders Under Siege: Strategies and Tactics for Distressed Businesses.” Most recently Peter was ranked the No. 1 national investment banker in financial restructuring by The Deal.

A certified turnaround professional and a certified public accountant, Eisenberg is recognized for advising senior management teams, boards of directors, equity sponsors, and creditor constituents in the transformation of stagnant or underperforming companies. Eisenberg was recently inducted into the Turnaround Management Association’s Turnaround, Restructuring and Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the association’s Outstanding Contribution to the Turnaround Profession Award. Eisenberg is a fellow of both the American College of Bankruptcy and the International Insolvency Institute.

A nationally recognized leader in the restructuring industry for over 30 years, Victor has completed over 150 sales, refinancing and restructuring transactions in North America and Europe. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and Co-Chair of the Investment Banking Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Victor is a member of the Turnaround Management Association serving on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of TMA International as well as VP of Chapter Relations.

“We are honored to present Peter S. Kaufman, Randall S. Eisenberg, and J. Scott Victor with the M&A Advisor Leadership Award for their contributions to the restructuring industry,” stated David Fergusson, president and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor. “These three individuals have and continue to set the bar for restructuring and reorganization professionals worldwide.”