The M & A Advisor Announces 2nd Annual International Awards Recipients

The M&A Advisor today announced the recipients of the industry's 2nd Annual International M&A Advisor Awards."With M&A activity increasing worldwide, each award recipient has excelled in their field and is truly deserving of the honor," said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of the M&A Advisor. "All...

The M&A Advisor today announced the recipients of the industry's 2nd Annual International M&A Advisor Awards.

"With M&A activity increasing worldwide, each award recipient has excelled in their field and is truly deserving of the honor," said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of the M&A Advisor. "All recipients should be proud of their award, especially in these tough economic times. Congratulations to all of these industry leaders."

International Award Winners were chosen in three categories:

Transactions had to close between January 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010 and be valued above US $10 million.

Judging is based on several criteria, including quantitative factors such as transaction value, impact on shareholder/company value and market share. Qualitative considerations include impact of transaction on the market/industry, ingenuity in structuring and/or negotiations, diligence and perseverance in consummating the deal and other unique attributes.

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Please see attached list of winners below. Winners of the 2ndAnnual International M&A Advisor Awards:

M&A Awards

Major Deal Categories:

Deal of the Year

Acquisition of selected businesses of the Royal Bank of Scotland Grp Plc by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd ("ANZ") Nominated by Makes & Partners Law Firm

Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year

Acquisition of EPSA by Colinversiones and financial sponsors Nominated by BNP Paribas

Cross-Border Deal of the Year (involving a company located in the U.S.)

Sale of Alcoa Aluminum Products Co., Ltd. & Alcoa Inc. to Yunnan Metallurgical Group Co. Ltd. Nominated by Sonenshine Partners

Green/Environmental Deal of the Year

Sale of Super Wind Project Pvt Ltd and Simran Wind Project Pvt Ltd to Techno Electric & Engineering Co. Ltd. Nominated by YES Bank Ltd.

Sector Deal Categories:

Information Technology (includes internet, computers, etc)

Acquisition of Vhayu technologies by Thomson Reuters Nominated by Marlin & Associates

Healthcare/Life Sciences

Acquisition of stake in Parkway Holdings Ltd, by Fortis Healthcare Ltd Nominated by Religare Capital Markets Ltd

Energy (includes alternative energy, etc)

Acquisition of Gas Natural controlling stake in EPSA by Colinversiones and financial sponsors Nominated by BNP Paribas

Industrial Manufacturing/Distribution

Acquisition of Parsons Brinkerhoff by Balfour Beatty Nominated by Houlihan Lokey

Financial Services (institutional or consumer services)

Sale of Hugin to Thomson Reuters by NYSE Euronext Nominated by Marlin & Associates

Retail Manufacturing/Distribution

Acquisition of stakes of PT Matahari Department Store Tbk by PT Meadow (indirect subsidiary of CVC Capital Partners) Nominated by Makes & Partners Law Firm

Professional Services (B-to-B focus)

Sale of Michael Baker Corporation's Energy Services division to John Wood Group plc Nominated by Morgan Joseph

Firm and Product/Service of the Year Categories:

Law Firm

ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) Inc

Valuation Firm

Houlihan Lokey

M&A Product/Service of the Year

Merrill DataSite

Financing Awards

Major Deal Categories:

Equity Financing Deal of the Year

Small Bone Innovations Private Equity Funding Nominated by Kilsby Consulting LLC

Distressed Financing Deal of the Year

Restructuring of Wohnbau Mainz GmbH Nominated by EquityGate Advisors GmbH

Sector Deal Categories (Debt, Equity and/or Combination):

Healthcare/Life Sciences

Acquisition of China Medicine Corporation by One Equity Partners Nominated by Pryor Cashman LLP

Energy (includes alternative energy, etc)

Acquisition of a stake in two wind portfolios in Poland by AES Corporation Nominated by Jordan, Knauff & Company

Real Estate (commercial, industrial, development, etc)

Restructuring of Wohnbau Mainz GmbH Nominated by EquityGate Advisors GmbH

Firm and Product/Service of the Year Categories:

Boutique Investment Bank

EquityGate Advisors GmbH

Financing Restructuring Advisor

EquityGate Advisors GmbH

Turnaround Awards

Major Deal Categories:

Turnaround Award of the Year

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy of Lyodell Chemical Company Nominated by Cadwalader, Wichersham & Taft LLP

Refinancing of the Year

Financial Restructuring of Debenhams Nominated by Lazard Freres

Distressed M&A Deal of the Year

Financial Restructuring of SGD Nominated by Lazard Freres

Sector Deal Categories:

Real Estate (commercial, industrial, development, etc)

Restructuring of Wohnbau Mainz GmbH Nominated by EquityGate Advisors GmbH

Firm and Product/Service of the Year Categories:

Boutique Investment Bank

EquityGate Advisors GmbH

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