The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past years we have established the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals. Today, we recognize the achievements of, and facilitate 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.


Peter G. Peterson
Senior Chairman
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

Bruce V. Rauner

John K. Castle
Chairman & CEO
Castle Harlan

Charles Downer
C.W. Downer & Co.

Robert “Steve” Miller
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
China M&A Group

Alexis Rodzianko
American Chamber of
Commerce, Russia

Mario Garnero
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
Corporate Restructuring Group

Thomas Farrell
Executive Vice President
Generational Equity Group

Shaolin Gong
Former Chairman,
China Merchant’s
Securities Co. Ltd
Supervisory Board of China M&A Association

Samuel J. Gerdano
Executive Director
American Bankruptcy Institute

James H.M. Sprayregen
Restructuring Partner
Chicago and New York Offices
Kirkland & Ellis

Tim Farazmand
Palatine Impact Fund

Paul Singerman
Partner, Co-Chair
Berger Singerman

Henry Miller
Marblegate Asset Mgmt.

Jay M. Goffman
Vice Chairman
Global Advisory
Rothschild & Co.

William (Bill) A. Brandt
Founder and Chairman
Development Specialists, Inc. (DSI)

J. Gregory Milmoe
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Joele Frank
Founder & Managing Partner
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

Cesar L. Alvarez
Senior Chairman
Greenberg Traurig