SOURCE: The M & A Advisor

The M & A Advisor

June 24, 2011 17:41 ET

Winners Revealed for the Inaugural ACG New York Champion's Awards

Top Deals and Professionals Honored Before Sell-Out Crowd

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 24, 2011) - The M&A Advisor and ACG New York revealed the winners in 25 different categories for the Inaugural ACG New York Champion's Awards at a sold-out dinner gala at Sotheby's New York. The Master of Ceremonies, Durant D. "Randy" Schwimmer, Editor and Publisher of "On the Left" financial newsletter, helped recognize the outstanding achievements in the middle market M&A industry in the New York Region.

An independent body of experts, who represent a cross-section of the middle market industry, judged the finalists' deals, deal makers and firms.

"The ACG New York Champion's Awards winners represent the best of M&A in the New York area in 2011 and earned these honors by distinguishing themselves in a group of very impressive finalists," said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of The M&A Advisor. "Each winner should take pride in their award and the message it sends about the resilience of our industry. It was exciting to be collaborating with the ACG New York chapter by bringing our firm's decade of experience to recognizing the best deals and dealmakers."

To qualify, the finalists' transactions had to close between April 1, 2010 and March 30, 2011 and be over $5 million in transaction value. Firms executing the transactions would have offices located in the New York region.

In addition to recognizing the winners that evening, the event honored Robert "Bobby" Blumenfeld, who was the recipient of the inaugural Peter Hilton Founder's Award for his achievements as President of the ACG New York Chapter from 2004-2010. "Being honored in the name of Peter Hilton, the founder of ACG in 1954, is quintessential of what is so dynamic about ACG and its members," said Bobby Blumenfeld, now the Executive Director of ACG New York. "It is indeed humbling to be recognized by my peers."

A full press release with the winners for the ACG New York Champion's Awards can be found by CLICKING HERE. For more information, please visit at


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