Awards

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Recognizing Success in the Lower Middle Market

The M&A Source is proud to recognize its member advisors, Private Equity Firms and other industry participants for their extraordinary efforts and contributions. Awards are presented annually in conjunction with the Spring Conference & Deal Market.

2022 Award Winners

M&A Source announced the winners of the association’s 2022 awards on May 10 during the 2022 Spring Conference & Deal Market in Denver, Colorado. Advisors and private equity groups were present 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 sell–side or buy–side deals totaling more than $5M in combined enterprise value in the prior calendar year. The M&A Source is pleased to congratulate:

Jim Beno

Business Broker Experts, Inc.

Russell Cohen

Murphy Business & Financial

Brooks Gronlund

Murphy McCormack Capital Advisors

Paul Ihrig

Agency Brokerage Consultants

Robert Latham

Transworld Business Advisors or Houston

Jack Schroeder

Murphy McCormack Capital Advisors

Cheryl Venezia

Murphy Business Sales of Madison, NJ

Linnea Westlake

Linnea Westlake Advisory, Inc.

M&A Source Advisor of the Year

Presented to the one deal maker who has the highest combined enterprise value of completed deals in the previous calendar year. The M&A Source is pleased to congratulate:

William Loftis

Blue River Financial Group

M&A Source Collaboration Award

Presented 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. The M&A Source is pleased to congratulate:

Charles Mullins, III

quiet Light Brokerage

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:

The Zabel Companies

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:

Rogerson Business Services

1 person

Agency Brokerage Consultants

2-4 person firm

True North Mergers & Acquisitions

5-10 person firm

Blue River Financial Group

10+ person firm

Platinum Club

Presented 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. The M&A Source is pleased to congratulate:

Sean Brelsford

Agency Brokerage Consultants​

​Randy Bring

Transworld Business Advisors​

Cliff Brown

Murphy McCormack Capital Advisors​

​Scott Bushkie

Cornerstone Business Services​

​Daz Connell

Murphy Business Sales​

Kent Cooper

Capstone Commercial M&A Advisors​

​Ronald Edmonds

Principium Capital, LLC​

​Brent Engelbrekt

True North Mergers & Acquisitions​

​Eric Gall

Edison Business Advisors​

​Vasilis Georgiou

CrossRoads Business Brokers, Inc.​

Erica Lewandowski

Coastal Business Intermediaries​

​William Loftis

Blue River Financial Group​

Bob McCormack, Sandy Miller, Cliff Brown

Murphy McCormack Capital Advisors​

​Michael Mensch

Agency Brokerage Consultants​

​Sandy Miller

Murphy McCormack Capital Advisors​

​Charles Mullins, III

Quiet Light Brokerage​

Kevin Nery

The Nery Corporation​

Gary Papay

IBG Business​

​Andrew Rogerson

Rogerson Business Services​

Brenda Sali

Agency Brokerage Consultants​

​Jeff Swiggett

vR Business Sales​

​John Zayac

IBG Business​

M&A Source Awards

The M&A Source is proud to continue recognizing members of the association, Private Equity Firms and sponsors for their extraordinary efforts and to celebrate their success.

Awards are presented each year at the Spring Conference. Recipients receive a plaque, customized press release for them to use in their market, recognition on the M&A Source website, as well as a banner to put on their email signature for the next calendar year.

M&A Source 2022 Awards

M&A Source announced the winners of the association’s 2022 awards on May 10 during the 2022 Spring Conference & Deal Market in Denver, Colorado. Advisors and private equity groups were present to celebrate the work of the year’s top leaders in the M&A space.

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, please contact [email protected].

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