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The M&A Advisor announces recipients of the fourth annual U.S Middle Market financing awards



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THE M&A ADVISOR ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF

THE FOURTH ANNUAL U.S. MIDDLE-MARKET FINANCING AWARDS





NEW YORK, SEPT. 23, 2009 — The M&A Advisor today announced the recipients of

the fourth annual U.S. Middle-Market Financing Awards. Award recipients were

selected from three categories by an independent panel of judges representing a crosssection

of the… Continue

Added by M&A Advisor Info on September 23, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The M&A Advisor Announces Inaugural Global M&A Awards Recipients





NEW YORK, SEPT. 16, 2009 — The M&A Advisor today announced the recipients of

the industry’s inaugural Global M&A Advisor Awards. Award recipients from Africa,

Asia, Europe and North America were selected by an independent panel of judges

representing a cross-section of the M&A industry.



Investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey led the competition, winning four

awards, including Investment Banking Firm… Continue

Added by M&A Advisor Info on September 16, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Asset International to acquire NY firm

By By Richard Lee STAFF WRITER

Publication: Connecticut Post Online (Bridgeport, Connecticut)

Date: Wednesday, August 5 2009





Stamford-based publisher and information provider to the financial industry is buying Strategic Insight, a research and technology firm serving the investment management segment.



It is the second purchase that Stamford-based Asset International Inc. has made in two months. The company announced June 25 its acquisition of The Trade, a… Continue

Added by M&A Advisor Info on August 5, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Norwalk Firm: Health Care Mergers, Acquisitions Show Strength

(Source: Connecticut Post) By Richard Lee, Connecticut Post, Bridgeport

Apr. 24,2009 --While the recession and credit crunch seem to have put the clamps on most mergers and acquisitions, an area firm said the picture is brighter in the health care industry.



According to a new report from Norwalk-based Irving Levin Associates, 199 mergers and acquisitions were announced in the health care industry during the first quarter.



Although the figure represents a 13 percent… Continue

Added by M&A Advisor Info on April 24, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Companies get into deal mode

By Matt Krantz, USA TODAY

Updated 4/21/2009



Even as investors nervously wonder if now's the time to buy stocks, companies themselves are beginning to open their wallets.

On Monday, Oracle said it is buying Sun Microsystems, drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is buying Stiefel Laboratories, PepsiCo is looking to snatch up two of its bottlers, and Chesapeake Utilities is buying Florida Public Utilities.



While merger and acquisition activity is still well below 2007 levels,… Continue

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Chartres Lodging’s Acquisition and Repositioning of Adam’s Mark Hotels Named Deal of the Year in Prestigious Distressed Real Estate Competition

PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE) March 19,2009--The acquisition and repositioning by The Chartres Lodging Group, LLC, of San Francisco, of the five-property,4,867-room Adam’s Mark hotel portfolio received top honors in a prestigious competition marking excellence in deal-making in the distressed middle-market investing, restructuring and turnaround marketplace.



Specifically, Chartres Lodging’s high-profile February 2008 purchase – one of the last major commercial real estate… Continue

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Roger's Corner: Hey Paulson: What Were You Thinking?

President Barack Obama and his new administration have had a busy fortnight. Not only has he been focused on getting his team up and running to handle the challenges of the economy, healthcare, infrastructure, terrorism and foreign policy, he apparently now has an additional responsibility left over from the previous administration: Chairman of the Board.



We can thank the former Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson, for giving the President of… Continue

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Avistar expects 1st annual profit

Avistar expects 1st annual profit

By Richard Lee

January 29,2009

Staff Writer



Stamford resident Simon Moss, cheif executive offiver of Avistar Communications Corp., last week demonstrates a conference call with co-workers in London, New York, and Singapore. He took the position in January 2008 and the company, which makes software for video communications, expects this month to celebrate its first profitable year. (Kathleen O'Rourke/Staff photo)



Simon Moss… Continue

Added by M&A Advisor Info on January 29, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

M&A Advisor honors Mr Ross with Lifetime Achievement Award

Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009



It is reported that Mr Wilbur Ross chairman & CEO of WL Ross & Co LLC will be honored by the M&A Advisor at the 3rd Annual Distressed Investing Conference & Turnaround Awards Gala. The event will attract corporate and private equity professionals in the highly topical area of distressed and turnaround transactions.



Mr Roger Aguinaldo CEO & publisher of M&A Advisor said that "Mr Ross represents true achievement. His drive and… Continue

Added by M&A Advisor Info on January 21, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Let's make a deal

Analysts think picking the mergers and acquisitions door may be the best strategy for many companies

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

BY JOSEPH R. PERONE

Newhouse News Service

Stocks have been hammered as a result of the global financial crisis, and companies in various industries face an uncertain future.



"A lot of businesses were running paycheck to paycheck just like some households," said Roger Aguinaldo, chief executive and publisher of the M&A Advisor, a New… Continue

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Bargain Prices Fueling Tech M&A

13 Oct, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO -- The financial storm has sowed panic on Wall Street and frozen all manner of business activity.



Yet tech firms are still opening their wallets and shopping around. A slew of Silicon Valley's marquee names have announced sizeable acquisitions in the midst of the crisis -- reflecting the dealmaking advantages that tech firms have in the current environment and raising questions about the firms' prospects going forward.



Among the most recent… Continue

Added by M&A Advisor Info on October 13, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

USA Today: Wrigley deal shows it's a great time to buy



By Matt Krantz, USA TODAY



Monday's $23 billion buyout of chewing gum maker Wm. Wrigley Jr. (WWY) by Mars and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) is giving investors something to chew on.



The credit crisis and worries about the economy may be cooling merger-and-acquisition activity this year, causing the dollar volume of U.S. deals to fall 32%, Dealogic says. But as Wrigley — the third-largest deal of the year… Continue

Added by M&A Advisor Info on May 1, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cadwalader Sweeps M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards

Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008



New York, NY, February 26, 2008 - LAWFUEL - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, swept all three awards for which it was nominated at the M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards, presented last night at an awards gala at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla.



Cadwalader won the honor of Law Firm of the Year: Reorganization and Bankruptcy Practice, in recognition of the 65-lawyer team’s record… Continue

Added by M&A Advisor Info on March 1, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

USA Today: Chrysler sold in unprecedented auto deal



By James R. Healey, Sharon Silke Carty, Chris Woodyard and Matt Krantz, USA TODAY



German automaker DaimlerChrysler (DCX), after paying $36 billion for Chrysler in 1998, now is essentially paying a private investment company to take money-losing Chrysler off its hands.



It's a stunning reversal, just one of several stunners in a deal unprecedented in the modern auto industry.



The sale of Chrysler to Cerberus… Continue

Added by M&A Advisor Info on May 15, 2007 at 10:30am — No Comments

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