ACG Detroit Announces 2021 M&A All Star Awards

ACG Detroit, a 350-member nonprofit business organization, has announced the organization’s top performers in the industry through this year’s M&A All Star Awards, which covers 2020 activity.
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Tom Vaughn
The winners of the ACG Detroit M&A All Star Awards for 2020 activity have been announced. Pictured is Tom Vaughn, the chapter’s award chair and a member of Dykema, a large law firm in Detroit. // Photo courtesy of ACG Detroit

ACG Detroit, a 350-member nonprofit business organization, has announced the organization’s top performers in the industry through this year’s M&A All Star Awards, which covers 2020 activity.

The organization, known as the Association for Corporate Growth, consists of professionals from private equity firms, investment bankers, attorneys, accountants, consultants, lenders, and middle market professionals, as well as corporations.

“This program, led by Diamond Sponsor Foley and Lardner, is our organization’s marquee event and, despite the unique challenges faced over the last year, we are thrilled to be able to continue this important annual awards program,” says Tom Vaughn, awards chair for the ACG Detroit M&A All Star Awards. “Following a hugely successful and active year for ACG Detroit and its membership, it’s great to recognize the stand-out performers across the M&A community and their achievements that make them true All Stars.”

This year’s winners are:

  • All Star Deal of the Year Over $50 Million – Alta Equipment Group Inc.’s IPO SPAC Merger
  • All Star Deal of the Year Under $50 Million – Peninsula Fund VI Ltd. Partnership’s acquisitions of Center for Computer Resources and Business Communications Systems
  • All Star Advisor of the Year – Alexis J. Schostak, Dykema
  • All Star Advisor of the Year – Jeffrey A. Hoover, Howard & Howard Attorneys
  • All Star Investment Banker of the Year – Alex J. Conti, UHY Corporate Finance
  • Rising Star – Matthew B. Feldman, Cascade Partners
  • All Star Dealmaker of the Year – O2 Investment Partners
  • Lifetime Achievement – Justin G. Klimko, Butzel Long

ACG Detroit is planning an in-person award ceremony. Information will be posted on the chapter’s website.

More information on this year’s M&A All Stars will be available in the May/June issue of DBusiness magazine, available on newsstands starting at the beginning of May. For last year’s M&A All Stars feature, click here.

ACG was founded in 1954 and is a merger and acquisition deal making community with 59 chapters worldwide. The global network comprises more than 100,000 middle market professionals who invest in, own, and advise growing companies. The Detroit chapter was established in 1984.

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