ACG Detroit, a nonprofit business organization of private equity firms, corporations, and lenders, has announced the winners of its seventh annual M&A All Star Awards that will be presented May 3 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.
“Despite immense challenges across the market, the local M&A community was as active as ever over the past 12 months,” says Tom Vaughn, chair of the ACG Detroit M&A All Star Awards. “The quality of this year’s nominations has been truly exceptional and speaks to the commitment and fortitude of our members in each respective area of business.”
The M&A All Star Award winners are:
All Star Deal of the Year Over $50M — Wolverine Worldwide Inc.’s Acquisition of Sweaty Betty
All Star Deal of the Year Under $50M — KCM Environmental’s Acquisition of PM Environmental
All Star Advisor of the Year — Lee Kellert, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
All Star Investment Banker of the Year — Cliff Roesler, Co-Founder and Partner, Angle Advisors
Rising Star — Justin Hanna, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
All Star Dealmaker of the Year — Huron Capital
Lifetime Achievement — Sharon Kimble, former executive director of ACG Detroit (presented posthumously)
The May 3 awards event will take place from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at The Townsend. ACG Detroit’s 350-members focus on investment in middle-market companies.
“This event, led by Diamond Sponsor Foley & Lardner, is ACG Detroit’s cornerstone event. We’re looking forward to meaningful connections in-person and celebrating our community’s top performing professionals and the remarkable deals that have contributed to business growth throughout metro Detroit,” Vaughn says.
Other sponsors include Ruby Sponsor DBusiness and Emerald Sponsors AON, BDO, DataSite, J.P. Morgan Chase, Peninsula Capital Partners, and Ricardo Strategic Consulting.
For more information about this year’s M&A All Star Awards event, visit www.acgdetroit.org.