Daily News: March 20, 2013

O’Keefe Announced As Winner at M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards


The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 7th Annual Turnaround Awards on Wednesday, March 6 at the 2013 M&A Advisor Awards Gala to a sold-out crowd at The Colony Hotel, in Palm Beach, FL. O’Keefe was named a winner for the 2013 Accounting/Due Diligence Firm of the Year.

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading turnaround transactions, companies and dealmakers. O’Keefe was chosen from over 120 nominations and over 300 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize O’Keefe and bestow upon our highest honor for distressed investing and reorganization firms and professionals,” said David Fergusson, senior managing director, The M&A Advisor.

“The firm continues to be recognized for successful outcomes in preserving stakeholder equity and preserving jobs in tough transactions. I am proud of the O’Keefe professionals who deliver these outstanding results,” said Pat O’Keefe, CEO of O’Keefe.

“O’Keefe represents the best of the turnaround industry in 2012 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists,” said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO and founder of The M&A Advisor.

The gala celebrates the industry’s leading dealmakers and is held in conjunction with the 2013 Distressed Investing Symposium. Hosted by Bloomberg chief national correspondent Carol Massar, the ceremony also honored the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award winner — William C. Repko, senior advisor and co-founder of Restructuring and Debt Advisory Group, Evercore Partners — and the winner of the 2013 Leadership Award — Corinne Ball, partner and co-head of the New York Office’s Business Restructuring & Reorganization Practice, Jones Day for their outstanding achievements and accomplishments in the industry.

For a complete list of the winners, click here.

The M&A Advisor presents, recognizes the achievement of and facilitates connections between the world’s leading mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround professionals.

O’Keefe is a strategic and financial advisory firm specializing in strategic advisory services, performance improvement, turnaround/restructuring, and litigation support.