Posted December 16, 2021

GulfStar Awarded Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($100MM – $1B) by The M&A Advisor

Consumer Products & Services
Transaction Type
Mergers & Acquisitions
Harrisburg, North Carolina

HOUSTON, December 6, 2021 – The M&A Advisor announced GulfStar Group (GulfStar) as the winner at the 20th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Wednesday, November 17, at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan. The Acquisition of Web Deals Direct by Perch, led by Managing Director Scott Winship, won Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($100MM to $1B).

“We are honored that this landmark consumer transaction has been recognized by The M&A Advisor and our industry peers,” said Scott Winship. “We would like to congratulate the talented and dedicated teams at Web Deals Direct and Perch and expressly acknowledge the meaningful contributions of the team at Koenig, Oelsner, Taylor, Schoenfeld & Gaddis PC, who served as seller counsel in the transaction.”

In addition, GulfStar was also nominated as a finalist in the following categories: Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year (Under $100MM), Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year (Over $100MM), Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($25MM to $50MM), Energy Deal of the Year, Equity Financing of the Year, Industrials Deal of the Year (Under $100MM), M&A Deal of the Year ($50MM to $75MM), Private Equity Deal of the Year ($10MM to $25MM) and Private Equity Deal of the Year ($50MM to $75MM).

“Our award recipients represent the finest in the M&A industry this past year and earned these honors by standing out in a group of extremely impressive finalists,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor. “From lower middle market to multi-billion dollar deals, we are recognizing the leading transactions, firms and individuals that represent the highest levels of achievement.”

The 20th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala honored the professionals whose activities set the standard for M&A transactions. This year, over 200 nominees, representing over 500 companies, became finalists for the awards.

To view a list of the 20th Annual M&A Advisor Award winners, please click here.

For more information, please contact Scott Winship at (713-300-2011) or Steve Finney at (212-812-2136).

About The M&A Advisor
The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities and has since been established as the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals. Today, we have the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry’s top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services. Learn More

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 approximately 750 assignments in 36 states and 16 foreign countries across a variety of industries. Learn More

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700 Louisiana Street
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Houston, Texas 77002


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