Posted December 6, 2022

GulfStar Awarded Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($50MM – $100MM) by The M&A Advisor

Industrial Services & Manufacturing
Transaction Type
Mergers & Acquisitions
Minneapolis, Minnesota

HOUSTON, December 6, 2022 – The M&A Advisor announced that GulfStar Group (GulfStar) won Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($50MM to $100MM) at the 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 15, for the Acquisition of Metal-Matic by PTC Alliance. The event took place at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan.

“We are honored that the transaction for this leading steel tubing manufacturer has been recognized by The M&A Advisor and our industry peers,” said Kent Kahle, managing director of GulfStar who led the transaction. “We would like to congratulate the talented and dedicated teams at Metal-Matic, PTC Alliance and Black Diamond as well as acknowledge the third-generation family who passively owned the company for the past 70 years.”

In addition, GulfStar was also nominated as a finalist in the following categories: Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year ($100MM – $500MM), Industrials Deal of the Year ($10MM – $25MM), Industrials Deal of the Year ($50MM – $100MM), Debt Financing of the Year, Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($10MM – $25MM), Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($50MM – $100MM), Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($100MM – $250MM), Cross-Border Deal of the Year ($10MM – $25MM), Private Equity Deal of the Year ($10MM – $25MM), M&A Deal of the Year ($10MM – $25MM), and M&A Deal of the Year ($50MM – $100MM).

The 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards honored the professionals whose activities set the standard for M&A transactions. This year over 350 nominees, representing over 500 companies, became finalists for the awards. GulfStar was chosen from hundreds of participating companies. The independent panel of judges – chosen for their industry expertise in M&A, international transactions, distressed investing, and restructuring – selected the ultimate award winners in each category after a rigorous evaluation process.

“The award recipients represent the best 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 exemplify the highest levels of achievement.”

For a complete list of finalists, click here.

For more information, please contact The M&A Advisor at 718-997-7906 or visit

About The M&A Advisor
The M&A Advisorwas 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.

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 37 states and 37 foreign countries across a variety of industries.

GulfStar Group
700 Louisiana Street
Suite 3800
Houston, Texas 77002


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