Press Release: Gordian Group Announced As Winner of the M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards




NEW YORK, NY, JANUARY 31, 2017The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 11th Annual Turnaround Awards on Friday, January 27th. Gordian Group was named a winner for the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year; Out-Of-Court Restructuring of the Year (Over $100MM): Restructuring and Sale of Trans Energy, Inc.; and Cross-Border Restructuring Deal of the Year (Under $1B): Cross-Border Restructuring of Alphatec.  The awards will be presented at a Black Tie Gala on Thursday, March 23rd at The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, FL.

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading turnaround transac­tions, companies and dealmakers. Gordian Group was chosen from over 300 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us a great pleasure to recognize Gordian Group and bestow upon them our highest honor for distressed investing and reorganization firms and professionals,” said David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President, The M&A Advisor. “Gordian Group represents the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry in 2016 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

“Gordian Group has been at this for over 28 years, and it is always satisfying to get this kind of recognition by our peers. We are proud of our track record in achieving tremendous results for our board of director and shareholder clients in distressed, complex and “story” situations – and the outcomes recognized by these awards exemplify this track record.  Our ability to leverage our experience, lack of creditor conflicts, creativity and negotiating acumen to meet our clients’ goals is what we always strive to deliver,”  commented Peter Kaufman, Gordian Group’s President.

The Awards Gala is a feature of the 2017 Distressed Investing Summit. The Summit will take place on March 22-23 and will feature 200 of the industry’s leading professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by a faculty of restructuring industry stalwarts and Bloomberg media experts. For an event profile CLICK HERE. 

For a complete list of winners 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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