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10th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards Gala

trophies-710169_960_720On January 28th, 2016, the awards were presented for the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards. The award categories, given out by M&A Advisor included: Transaction of the Year, Refinancing of the Year, Sector Deal of the Year, Firm of the Year, Restructuring of the Year, Turnaround Product/Service of the Year and Professional of the Year. There were over 200 companies that participated and the judging was done by an independent panel of experts in the industry.

Canaccord Genuity was honored to win in two categories. Geoff Richards, the Head of US Debt Finance & Restructuring for Canaccord Genuity, is also an adjunct professor at the Northwestern School of Law. They were selected as the winners in two categories. They won as the Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year winners and Canaccord Genuity with Geoff Richards also won as the Distressed M&A Deal of the Year ($50 million to $100 million).

The awards ceremony took place the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida and were attended, as David Fergusson, the co-CEO and President of the M&A Advisor, said was attended by “the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry in 2015.”


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