Gordian Group’s Wellman Dynamics Deal Winner of 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards







NEW YORK, NY, November 14, 2018The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Tuesday, November 6th at the 2018 M&A Advisor Awards Gala to a jubilant, sold-out crowd at the New York Athletic Club, New York, NY. The Acquisition of Wellman Dynamics Corporation by TCTM was named a winner for the Industrials Deal of the Year ($50MM-$100MM) category.


“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. Gordian Group was chosen from over 600 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize Gordian Group and bestow upon them our highest honor for M&A firms and professionals,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder, The M&A Advisor. “Gordian Group represents the best of the M&A industry in 2018 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”


For 30 years, Gordian Group has been focused on helping Companies, Boards of Directors and shareholders navigate distressed, complex and “story” situations – and this recognition by our peers for our work on Wellman Dynamics is very gratifying.  As is our stock and trade, the ability to generate competitive interest through a closing was key to maximizing the outcome for the Company’s stakeholders and seeing the business continue as a well-capitalized going concern,” commented Gordian Partner David Herman.


The Gala is the premier celebration of the year for the industry’s leading M&A Dealmakers and was held in conjunction with the 2018 M&A Advisor Summit “The Future of Finance” that featured over 500 of the industry’s leading M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by over 35 M&A, media, academic, and industry stalwarts. In addition to the announcement of the 2018 M&A Advisor Award winners, the 2nd Annual Tom Farrell Memorial Award was presented to Anthony L. Caudle, Chairman and CEO, RedTail Capital Markets; and Jim Murrin, Senior Vice President, Corporate Separation Office, Hewlett Packard Enterprise received the 2018 Leadership Award and was inducted into the M&A Advisor Hall of Fame together with Keith Maib, Senior Managing Director, Mackinac Partners.


To view a list of the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Award winners please CLICK HERE.


Gordian Group is a leading investment bank in the country specializing in complex and/or stressed/distressed financial advisory work. We are a registered broker-dealer and have been in business since 1988. Gordian is ranked in the top 10 firms by The Deal in its League Tables, and as individual investment bankers, we have been ranked as high as number 1 in The Deal’s League Tables. Our partners are also the authors of Distressed Investment Banking: To the Abyss and Back – 2nd Edition, the definitive work in the restructuring advisory field and Equity Holders Under Siege:  Strategies and Tactics for Distressed Businesses, the authoritative guide for old equity to gain the advantage in tough situations.



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