Daily News: February 23, 2012

Phoenix Receives M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards


Vince Colistra, senior managing director and shareholder of Phoenix Management Services and Phoenix Capital Resources, accepted two awards presented at the 6th annual M&A Advisor Turnaround of the Year exclusive Gala.

“Phoenix Management Services and Phoenix Capital Resources represent the best of the turnaround, restructuring and distressed investing industry in 2011 and earned this honor by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists,” said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of the M&A Advisor.

Colistra received the honorary awards for “Cross-Border Deal of the Year (Middle Market)” and “Divestiture Deal of the Year” for his integral role as chief restructuring officer in the acquisition of Gas Turbine Efficiency Limited by Wood Group GTS.

In a ten-month span, Colistra, along with Mark Karbiner and Joseph Nappi, both directors at Phoenix, led the successful operational stabilization, turnaround, recapitalization/restructuring, refinancing, “go private” transaction and ultimate sale of GTE’s stock to Wood Group, an international services company with $5.5 billion in sales, employing more than 36,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries with headquarters in Scotland.

“It was an honor to have been recognized with these prestigious awards,” said Colistra. “Our team was fantastic thanks to Mark and Joe. We would also like to acknowledge all of the folks at GTE as well as the various constituents involved in the ultimate sale of GTE to the Wood Group.”

Phoenix Management Services provides turnaround, crisis and interim management, specialized advisory and operational due diligence services for both distressed and growth oriented companies.

Phoenix Capital Resources provides investment banking solutions including M&A advisory, complex restructurings and capital placements.