Posted December 3, 2020

GulfStar Awarded International Energy Deal of the Year by M&A Advisor

Energy, Power & Infrastructure
Transaction Type
Mergers & Acquisitions,
Cross-Border Transactions
Odessa, Texas

HOUSTON, December 3, 2020 — The M&A Advisor announced GulfStar Group (GulfStar) as a winner at the 12th Annual International M&A Awards on Thursday, December 3, 2020. The Acquisition of W&W Energy Services by Petrofac, led by Managing Director Brian Lobo, won Energy Deal of the Year. The awards were presented at the virtual International M&A Awards Gala on January 21, 2021.

“GulfStar is honored to have this important cross-border transaction recognized by The M&A Advisor and our industry peers,” said Brian Lobo. “This transaction significantly expanded Petrofac’s U.S. presence and created a uniquely qualified business with the ability to provide engineering and procurement services in addition to the maintenance and construction that were already being offered by W&W. I would like to congratulate the talented and highly professional teams at W&W Energy Services and Petrofac, and specifically acknowledge the other professional services firms involved in this transaction (Lynch, Chappell & Alsup and PwC) for their considerable efforts.”

“It gives us great pleasure to recognize GulfStar Group with the Energy Deal of the Year award, a prestigious distinction for international M&A firms and professionals. We have been honoring the leading international M&A transactions, companies, and dealmakers since 2009. This year, GulfStar was chosen from hundreds of participating firms to receive this award,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor. “They’ve earned this accolade by standing out in a field of very impressive competitors. Truly, GulfStar represents the very best of our international M&A industry.”

The awards were presented in conjunction with the International M&A Awards Gala. This exclusive virtual event provided a unique opportunity for professionals guiding and executing corporate growth strategies to engage in open dialogue with their peers about the challenges and opportunities that companies are facing in this unprecedented era.

For a complete list of International M&A Award Winners click here.

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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 nearly 700 assignments in 36 states and 16 foreign countries across a variety of industries.

GulfStar Group
700 Louisiana Street
Suite 3800
Houston, Texas 77002


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