M&A Source Awards

The M&A Source is proud to announce a set of awards designed to recognize members of the association, private equity firms and sponsors for their extraordinary efforts and to celebrate their success. The awards represent bold and innovative deal makers and PE firms raising the bar for the M&A Source community.

M&A Source Spring 2021 Award Nominations Now Open:

The nomination process will close on April 23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET. All applications must be submitted through this form only. Emailed submissions will not be accepted.

You may nominate yourself, your firm, or someone else.

Please note that in order to win, the nominee MUST be a member.

Recipients will receive a plaque, customized press release for them to use in their market, recognition on the M&A Source website, a banner to put on their email signature and a logo/banner to use on their website or marketing materials for the next calendar year.

Awards will be announced at the 2021 Virtual Deal Summit, held online Tuesday, May 25.

Award categories include:

Executive Club: This will be awarded to all deal makers that have completed sell side or buy side deals totaling more than $5M in combined enterprise value in the prior calendar year.

Platinum Club: This will be awarded to all deal makers that have completed sell side or buy side deals totaling more than $15M in combined enterprise value in the calendar year.

M&A Advisor of the Year: This award will be presented to the one deal maker who has the highest combined enterprise value of completed deals in the previous calendar year.

Private Equity Firm of the Year: This will be awarded to the PE firm that had the most deals completed with a M&A Source M&A advisor in the past calendar year. The PE firm must have attended both of the Deal Market events. If there are no completed deals with an M&A Source advisor, the award will go to the PE firm with the most deals completed that attended both of our Deal Market events in the previous year and completed the most deals as a firm, both Platform and Add-On deals.

The M&A Source Collaboration Award: This will be awarded to an M&A advisor that has completed a deal with a PE firm that attended at least 1 Deal Market event in the previous year and/or works with one of the sponsors to complete a deal. To qualify you must have worked with a minimum of 2 parties but those that worked with more also qualify. i.e. M&A advisor, PE firm and sponsor who is a Lender etc..

The M&A Source Advocate of the Year: This will be awarded to a sponsor or PE firm that has gone above and beyond to help in the previous year or over a number of years to enhance the vision and brand of the M&A Source and its members.

The M&A Source Top Firm of the Year: This will be awarded to the firms that have the highest total enterprise value of completed deals for the previous calendar year. The categories will be broken down by the number of deal makers at a firm.

M&A Source announced the winners of the association’s 2020 awards on November 11, 2020, during the Fall 2020 Conference & Deal Market, held online. Advisors and private equity groups filled the virtual meeting room to celebrate the work of the year’s top leaders in the M&A space.

 

M&A Source 2020 Awards

M&A Source announced the winners of the association’s 2020 awards on November 11, 2020, during the Fall 2020 Conference & Deal Market, held online. Advisors and private equity groups filled the virtual meeting room to celebrate the work of the year’s top leaders in the M&A space.

Executive Club

Presented to all deal makers that have completed sellside or buyside deals totaling more than $5M in combined enterprise value in the prior calendar year. The M&A Source is pleased to congratulate:

Jim Afinowich, CBI, M&AMI

Pino Bacinello, CBI, M&AMI

Scott Bushkie, CBI, M&AMI

Russel Cohen, CBI, M&AMI, CM&AP

John Johnson, CBI, M&AMI

Katrina Loftin, CBI, M&AMI

Jeff Swiggett, CBI, M&AMI

John Zayac, IBG Business, M&AMI CBI

Platinum Club

Presented to all deal makers that have completed sellside or buyside deals totaling more than $15M in combined enterprise value in the calendar year. The M&A Source is pleased to congratulate:

Pino Bacinello, CBI, M&AMI

Brent Engelbrekt, CBI

Bob McCormack, CBI, M&AMI

Gary Papay, CBI, M&AMI

Private Equity Firm of the Year

Presented to the PE firm that had the most deals completed with an M&A Source M&A advisor in the past calendar year. The PE firm must have attended both of the Deal Market events. The M&A Source is pleased to congratulate:

KLH Capital

The M&A Source Advocate of the Year

Presented to a sponsor or PE firm that has gone above and beyond to help in the previous year or over a number of years to enhance the vision and brand of the M&A Source and its members. The M&A Source is pleased to congratulate:

Gen Cap America

The M&A Source Top Firm of the Year

Awarded to the firms that have the highest total enterprise value of completed deals for the previous calendar year. The M&A Source is pleased to congratulate:

2-5 person firm: VR Business Sales

5-10 person firm: Murphy McCormack Capital Advisors

10+ person firm: IBG Business

About the M&A Source 

The M&A Source is the premier community for lower middle market M&A advisors and private equity professionals who specialize in the $1M to $50M range. Our mission is to elevate the role of our members and the value they provide to their clients by enhancing their skills and knowledge, developing their growth potential, and increasing their deal making opportunities.  

Our 400+ members include CPAs, attorneys, and investment bankers. All members receive free or discounted services to promote their practice and their ability to serve clients.  

In addition to invaluable networking and specialized advisor education, the M&A Source provides a powerful collection of resources on topics including buying & selling, best practices, business marketing, case studies, and investor relations. 

For questions regarding the M&A Source or the awards, contact Laura Wright, association manager, at lwright@masource.org