Posted November 7, 2018

GulfStar Awarded M&A Deal of the Year ($25MM – $50MM) by M&A Advisor

Industrial Services & Manufacturing
Transaction Type
Mergers & Acquisitions
Dripping Springs, Texas

HOUSTON, November 7, 2018 – The M&A Advisor announced GulfStar Group as the winner at the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 6, at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan. The Majority Recapitalization of Patriot Erectors by Hillstar Capital and Ranch Creek Partners, led by Managing Director Kent Kahle, won M&A Deal of the Year in the $25 million to $50 million category.

“We are truly honored to have this transaction recognized by the M&A Advisor and our industry peers,” said Kent Kahle. “We would like to congratulate the dedicated and highly professional teams of Patriot Erectors, Hillstar Capital and Ranch Creek Partners as well as acknowledge the legal firms involved in this transaction (Gray Reed & McGraw and Karr Tuttle Campbell) for their considerable efforts.”

In addition, GulfStar was also nominated as a finalist in the following categories: Energy Deal of the Year, Consumer Staples Deal of the Year, Industrials Deal of the Year, Debt Financing Deal of the Year, Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($25MM – $50MM), and Cross Border Deal of the Year ($50MM – $100MM).

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. GulfStar was chosen from over 615 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 2018 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

The M&A Advisor Awards Gala is the premier celebration of the year for the industry’s leading M&A Dealmakers and was held in conjunction with the M&A Advisor Summit that featured over 500 of the industry’s leading M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by over 45 M&A, media, academic, and stalwarts.

About M&A Advisor
The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past eighteen 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.

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.

GulfStar Group
700 Louisiana Street
Suite 3800
Houston, Texas 77002


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