Gordian Wins Award for Restructuring of Elyria at 12th Annual M&A Advisor Awards


NEW YORK, NY, DECEMBER 20, 2013 – The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 12th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Tuesday, December 17th at the 2013 M&A Advisor Awards Gala to a jubilant, sold-out crowd at the New York Athletic Club, New York, NY. Gordian Group / Restructuring of Elyria Foundry was named a winner for the Industrial, Manufacturing and Distribution Deal of the Year (over $100mm). The event was hosted by New York Financial Press Anchor and Correspondent Julia Sun.

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. Gordian Group was chosen from over 400 finalists to receive the award. It gives us a great pleasure to recognize Gordian Group and bestow upon our highest honor for M&A firms and professionals,” said David Fergusson, President, The M&A Advisor.

“Gordian Group has been at this for over 25 years, and it is always satisfying to get this kind of recognition by our peers. Our success in Elyria is an example of the tremendous results we have been able to achieve for private equity clients and/or their portfolio companies, and exemplifies our long- standing commitment to representing Companies and shareholders in distressed and complicated situations,” commented Peter Kaufman, Gordian Group’s President.

“Gordian Group represents the best of the M&A industry in 2013 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists,” said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO and Founder of The M&A Advisor.

The gala is the premier celebration of the year for the industry’s leading M&A Dealmakers and is held in conjunction with the 2013 M&A Advisor Summit that featured over 500 of the industry’s leading M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by over 50 M&A, media, academic, and stalwarts. In addition to the award winners, the ceremony honored David Bonderman and Richard “Dick” Parsons with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award and recognized Jeff Drazan, John Ferrara, Selig Sacks, and Leonard Tannenbaum with the 2013 Leadership Award. And we were especially proud to induct these gentlemen, together with the other 2013 Lifetime Achievement and Leadership Award Winners: Rene-Pierre Azria, Corinne Ball, William Repko, Marc Leder, Rodger Krouse, Patricia Menendez-Cambo, and Mark Zeffiro into The M&A Advisor Hall of Fame for their outstanding achievements in the M&A.

Gordian Group, LLC is the 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, Peter Kaufman and Henry Owsley have been ranked as high as number 1 recently in The Deal’s League Tables. Our lead partners are also the authors of the definitive work in the field, Distressed Investment Banking: To the Abyss and Back, Beard Publications, 2005.


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