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McGladrey Capital Markets

October 26, 2011 12:00 ET

McGladrey Capital Markets Awarded Boutique Investment Bank of the Year and North American Middle Market Deal of the Year Accolades at the 2011 Americas M&A Atlas Awards

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 26, 2011) - Global investment bank McGladrey Capital Markets announced today that it was honored to receive two awards last night in New York at the Americas M&A Atlas Awards gala.

McGladrey Capital Markets was recognized as Boutique Investment Bank of the Year. In addition, McGladrey Capital Markets was also the recipient of an award for North American Middle Market Deal of the Year for the acquisition of five Canadian industrial businesses by Nova Capital Management from Amalgamated Metal Corporation. Malik Sharif, managing director at McGladrey Capital Markets and head of the deal team, commented on the transaction, "This was a challenging transaction given the target company's multiple business lines and geographic locations, and the cross-border component. We were able to find several creative solutions to meet, and even exceed, our client's objectives. It is truly an honor, and highly gratifying, to be recognized for Deal of the Year."

"Last year was incredibly positive for our firm, and this recognition from our industry peers is appreciated," said Hector J. Cuellar, president of McGladrey Capital Markets. "Deal activity continued to improve for McGladrey Capital Markets, and we've seen a 60 percent increase in average deal size over 2010. I'd like to thank all of the members of our team for their dedication and professionalism involved in earning this recognition."

About McGladrey Capital Markets
McGladrey Capital Markets LLC (www.mcgladreycm.com) is a global provider of investment banking services to private and public companies with annual revenues of up to $1 billion. The firm's services include mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, capital raising, fairness opinions and restructurings. McGladrey Capital Markets, which offers in-depth expertise in many distinct industry sectors, brings together companies, capital and creativity on a national and international scale to help clients achieve their personal and strategic objectives.

McGladrey Capital Markets is affiliated with McGladrey Inc., a professional services firm providing accounting, tax and business consulting. Both firms are indirect subsidiaries of H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's preeminent tax services provider. McGladrey Capital Markets' international headquarters are located in Costa Mesa, Calif. The firm is a member of FINRA.

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