Posted November 16, 2017

GulfStar Awarded Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor

HOUSTON, November 16, 2017 – The M&A Advisor announced GulfStar Group (GulfStar) as Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year at the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Monday, November 13, at the Metropolitan Club in New York.

“We are truly honored to be recognized by The M&A Advisor and our industry peers as Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year,” said Kent Kahle, Co-Founder and Managing Director of GulfStar Group. “We would like to congratulate the GulfStar team and applaud our employees for their considerable efforts over the past 27 years to make GulfStar a leading, nationally known middle market firm that serves entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses, corporations and private equity firms in a variety of industries.”

In addition, GulfStar was also nominated as a finalist in the following categories: Information Technology Deal of the Year (From $50MM-$100MM) and M&A Deal of the Year (From $50MM – $75MM).

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. GulfStar was chosen from over 650 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize GulfStar and bestow upon them our highest honor for M&A firms and professionals,” said David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President, The M&A Advisor. “GulfStar represents the best of the M&A industry in 2017 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

The Gala is the premier celebration of the year for the industry’s leading M&A Dealmakers and was held in conjunction with the 2017 M&A Advisor Summit 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.

To view a list of the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Award winners please click here.

About GulfStar Group
GulfStar is a leading middle market investment bank headquartered in Houston. GulfStar specializes in providing merger and acquisition advisory services, institutional private placements of equity and debt, and general corporate finance advisory services to companies with revenues or enterprise values generally ranging from $25 million to $350 million. Since its formation in 1990, GulfStar has completed more than 650 assignments in 33 states and 15 foreign countries across a variety of industries.

About The M&A Advisor
Now in its 20th year, The M&A Advisor was founded to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, establishing the industry’s leading media outlet in 1998. Today, the firm is recognized as the world’s premier leadership organization for mergers & acquisition, restructuring and corporate finance professionals, delivering a range of integrated services from offices in New York and London.

GulfStar Group
700 Louisiana Street
Suite 3800
Houston, Texas 77002


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