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SOURCE: The Alliance of M&A Advisors
The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (AM&AA), the leading association and credentialing body for middle market M&A professionals in partnership with Grant Thornton LLP, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations, announced five finalists for the fourth annual Middle Market Thought Leader Award today. This prestigious award honors individuals who have made a meaningful contribution to middle market M&A.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 14, 2012
“It is an exciting experience to again be a part of the AM&AA’s Middle Market Thought Leader award,” said Steve Brady, a partner in Grant Thornton’s Transaction Advisory Services practice. “We continue to be amazed by the caliber of the nominees and challenged by the process to pick just one winner from five outstanding finalists, representing some of the finest work and research in the M&A field and showcasing in particular this year the powerful force for growth inherent in the intersection of the middle-market and private capital sectors.”
The 2012 Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year will be selected from these finalists and announced at a luncheon on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, during the AM&AA Winter Conference in Miami, January 14-17, 2013.
Instituted by the AM&AA to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the middle market M&A profession through the publication of works that promote research and higher standards of excellence, the Thought Leader of the Year Award recognizes those in the M&A community that create and advocate ideas that add value to the industry, thereby adding value to the AM&AA's education and credentialing programs, such as the Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA®) designation.
Grant Thornton, a leader in middle-market transaction advisory services, is the premier sponsor of the 2013 AM&AA Winter Conference, Mid Market: Our World of Opportunity in 2013, and an ongoing partner in the award program.
The event will feature three full days of education from industry experts on issues related to the current financial climate. In addition, the conference will include an enhanced and extended, day-long Transaction Exchange. Hundreds of leading intermediaries, investment bankers, attorneys, private equity professionals, CPA’s, business advisory firms and corporate development professionals are expected to participate. For more information and registration details on the Winter Conference, please visit http://www.mandaconnection.org.
The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (AM&AA) is the premiere International Organization serving the educational and resource needs of the middle market M&A profession. Formed in 1998 to bring together CPAs, attorneys and other experienced corporate financial advisors, AM&AA’s 900+ professional services firms – including some of the most highly recognized leaders in the industry—draw upon their combined transactional expertise to better serve the needs of their middle market clients worldwide.
AM&AA members represent sellers and buyers of businesses ranging from $5 to $500 million in transaction value. Their services are seller representation, buyer representation, due diligence, accounting, financing, business valuation, tax planning, legal, strategic advisory, and many other transaction services. Visit AM&AA at http://www.amaaonline.com.
About Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton LLP is the US member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity. In the US, visit Grant Thornton LLP at http://www.GrantThornton.com.
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