Posted December 4, 2019

GulfStar Awarded Technology Deal of the Year ($10MM-$25MM) and Equity Financing of the Year by M&A Advisor

Business Services,
Software & Tech-Enabled Services
Transaction Type
Mergers & Acquisitions
Austin, Texas

HOUSTON, December 4, 2019 – The M&A Advisor announced GulfStar Group (GulfStar) as the winner at the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 19, at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan. The Majority Recapitalization of SchoolAdmin by Quad Partners, led by Managing Director Roshan Gummattira, won Technology Deal of the Year ($10MM-$25MM) and Equity Financing of the Year.

“We are truly honored to have this technology deal recognized by the M&A Advisor and our industry peers,” said Gummattira. “We would like to congratulate the dedicated and highly professional teams of SchoolAdmin and Quad Partners as well as acknowledge the legal firms involved in this transaction (Shearman & Sterling LLP and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP) for their considerable efforts.”

In addition, GulfStar was also nominated as a finalist in the following categories: Consumer Staples Deal of the Year, Industrials Deal of the Year ($50MM-$100MM), Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($50MM – $75MM), Private Equity Deal of the Year ($10MM – $25MM), Private Equity Deal of the Year ($75MM – $100MM), M&A Deal of the Year ($50MM – $75MM), M&A Deal of the Year ($75MM – $100MM).

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. GulfStar was chosen from over 500 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 Roger Aguinaldo, Founder, The M&A Advisor. “GulfStar represents the best of the M&A industry in 2019 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 2019 M&A Advisor Summit “The Future of Finance,” which featured the industry’s leading M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by M&A, media, academic, and industry stalwarts.

To view a list of the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Award winners, please click here.

About The M&A Advisor
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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 35 states and 16 foreign countries across a variety of industries.

GulfStar Group
700 Louisiana Street
Suite 3800
Houston, Texas 77002


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