Posted June 18, 2018

GulfStar Awarded International M&A Deal of the Year ($50 million – $100 million) by The M&A Advisor

Consumer Products & Services
Transaction Type
Mergers & Acquisitions,
Buy-Side Advisory,
Cross-Border Transactions
Mexico City, Mexico

HOUSTON, June 18, 2018 – The M&A Advisor announced GulfStar Group (GulfStar) as a winner at the 10th Annual International M&A Awards on Monday, June 18th, at the Princeton Club. The acquisition of BRIANNAS Fine Salad Dressings by Sabormex, led by Managing Director Scott Winship, won M&A Deal of the Year ($50MM – $100MM).

“GulfStar is truly honored to have this important cross-border transaction recognized by The M&A Advisor and our industry peers,” said Scott Winship. “This transaction produced a uniquely successful outcome for both the buyer and the seller, given the significant alignment of family values and a shared appreciation for the future potential of the BRIANNAS brand. We would like to congratulate the highly professional team at Sabormex for affecting a seamless and efficient transaction process, and specifically applaud the Brown family for building and nurturing a very special brand that has cemented their family legacy for generations to come.”

GulfStar served as the exclusive financial advisor to Sabormex throughout the transaction, which closed on August 10, 2017.

“Since 2009, we have been honoring the leading international M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. GulfStar was chosen from over 250 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize GulfStar and bestow upon them our highest honor for international M&A firms and professionals,” said David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President, The M&A Advisor. “GulfStar represents the best of the international M&A industry in 2017 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

The awards were presented in conjunction with the 2018 Global Corporate Growth Summit. This exclusive forum provides a unique opportunity for the 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 the 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 675 assignments in 34 states and 16 foreign countries across a variety of industries.

About The M&A Advisor
The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past nineteen years we have established 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. To learn more visit

GulfStar Group
700 Louisiana Street
Suite 3800
Houston, Texas 77002


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