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  • The M&A Advisor Hall of Fame

    The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past years the firm has established the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals. Today, The M&A Advisor presents, recognizes the achievements of, and facilitates connections between the industry’s top performers worldwide.

    The M&A Advisor introduced the Lifetime Achievement and Leadership Awards program and established the M&A Advisor Hall of Fame to recognize extraordinary industry stalwarts. Selected by a committee of industry experts, the award recipients are judged on their individual accomplishments, the contribution they have made to their firm and its employees and the lasting benefits that they have brought to their profession at large.

    To date, 41 professionals have been recognized with Leadership and Lifetime Achievement Awards and 36 have been formally inducted into the M&A Advisor Hall of Fame:

    Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

    Peter G. Peterson
    Senior Chairman
    Co-Founder
    The Blackstone Group

     

    David T. Morgenthaler
    Founding Partner
    Morgenthaler Ventures

    Wilbur L. Ross
    Chairman & CEO
    WL Ross & Co.

    Bruce Wasserstein
    (In Memoriam)

    Former Chairman & CEO
    Lazard

    Bruce V. Rauner
    Principal
    GTCR

    John K. Castle
    Chairman & CEO
    Castle Harlan

     

    Charles Downer
    Founder
    C.W. Downer & Co.
    Robert "Steve" Miller
    Chairman
    American International Group

    Harvey R. Miller
    (In Memoriam)

    Partner - Business Finance & Restructuring
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

     

    Jack Butler
    Chief Executive Officer
    Birch Lake Holdings, LP

     

    H. Rodgin Cohen
    Senior Chairman
    Sullivan & Cromwell
    Wang Wei
    Chairman
    China M&A Group

    Alexis Rodzianko
    President
    American Chamber of
    Commerce, Russia

    Mario Garnero
    Chairman
    Brasilinvest Group
    Rajiv K. Luthra
    Co-Founder and Managing Partner
    Luthra and Luthra Law Offices

    William C. Repko
    Senior Managing Director of
    Advisory Business and
    Co-Head of Restructuring Practice
    Evercore Partners

    David Bonderman
    Founding Partner
    TPG Capital

     

    Richard D. Parsons
    Senior Advisor
    Providence Equity Partners

    Barry W. Ridings
    Managing Director
    Vice Chairman
    US Investment Banking
    Lazard Freres & Company
    Sheila T. Smith
    Consultant
    Corporate Restructuring Group
    Deloitte
    Thomas Farrell
    Executive Vice President
    Generational Equity Group

    Leadership Award Winners

    Andrew W. Rice
    Sr. Vice President - International
    The Jordan Company
    Howard D. Morgan
    Co-President
    Castle Harlan

    Corinne Ball
    Partner and
    Head of Restructuring
    Jones Day

     

    René-Pierre Azria
    Senior Partner
    LionTree Advisors
    Rodger Krouse
    Co-CEO
    Sun Capital Partners
    Marc J Leder
    Co-CEO
    Sun Capital Partners

    Patricia Menendez-Cambo
    Chair - Global Practice Group Greenberg Traurig

     

    Mark Zeffiro
    Chief Financial Officer
    TriMas

         

    Selig Sacks
    Partner, Co-Chair
    International Practice
    Foley and Lardner

     

    Jeff Drazan
    Managing Partner
    Bertram Group
    Leonard M. Tannenbaum
    Chief Executive Officer
    Fifth Street Management
    John Ferrara
    Founder & President
    Capstone Partners
    Tim Coleman Van Conway Thomas Lauria Laura Brank
    Senior Managing Director
    Head of Restructuring & Reorganization
    Blackstone
    Chief Executive Officer
    Conway MacKenzie
    Partner
    Global Head of the
    Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice
    White & Case
    Partner
    Russia Practice Head
    Dechert
    James DeNaut Peter S. Kaufman

    Randall S. Eisenberg 

    J. Scott Victor

    Sr. Managing Director
    Joint Int’l Head of
    Investment Banking
    Nomura Holdings

    President and Head of
    Restructuring and
    Distressed M&A
    Gordian Group
     

    Managing Director
    AlixPartners
     

     

     Founder and Managing Director
    SSG Capital Advisors
     
       
    Jim Bunn
    Senior Managing Director
    Head of Investment Banking
    Raymond James
     
    Bob Profusek
    Partner
    Head of M&A
    Jones Day
     
    Michelle H. Harner
    Professor of Law and Director
    Business Law Program
    University of Maryland Francis King
    Carey School of Law
    Gregory Bedrosian
    CEO and Managing Partner
    Redwood Capital
     
    Martyn Curragh
    Global Private Equity Leader
    US Deals Leader
    PwC
    Marshall Sonenshine
    Chairman
    Sonenshine Partners
    John Reiss
    Partner, Global Head of
    Mergers & Acquisition Group
    White & Case