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
Managing Director and
General Counsel
Ruton Capital

 

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