SOURCE: M & A Advisor

M & A Advisor

December 21, 2010 16:31 ET

The M&A Advisor Announces Winners of 9th Annual M&A Awards Gala

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) - The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 2010 M&A Awards to a sold out audience at the 9th Annual M&A Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club on Tuesday night. The culmination of the premier M&A Summit of the year attracting global leaders in M&A, this year's Gala was hosted by Bloomberg TV anchor Margaret Brennan.

"The award winners represent the best of the M&A industry in 2010 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists," said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of The M&A Advisor. "From the lower middle market transaction to those over $1 billion -- Magnus Deal of the Year, we have recognized the determined deal makers who have performed at the highest levels in mergers and acquisitions."

The M&A Awards Gala honored deal-teams, deal-makers, and firms whose activities set the standard for the industry. This year, 243 finalists in 47 categories were chosen. An independent body of expert judges that span the M&A industry determined the ultimate recipients of the awards. The winners were revealed "Academy-Award style" at the gala.

In addition to the 2010 honorees, Robert "Steve" Miller, Chairman of AIG, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award. In a first, The M&A Advisor introduced its Hall of Fame inducting past Lifetime Achievement Award recipients: Peter G. Peterson; David T. Morgenthaler; John K. Castle; Wilbur L. Ross; Charles W. Downer, Robert "Steve" Miller and Bruce Wasserstein (in memoriam).

The Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala and Summit is one of the largest and most exclusive networking events in the M&A industry. In addition to recognizing and rewarding the industry's top transactions and firms of the year, the Summit features over 50 of the world's leading M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums. M&A in the BRIC's; US Financial Reform -- Dodd Frank and Beyond; and Navigating Turbulent Markets were just some of the key feature sessions.

A complete list of the winners can be accessed at


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