Posted November 15, 2016

GulfStar Group Awarded Consumer Staples Deal of the Year (Under $500MM) by M&A Advisor

Consumer Products & Services
Transaction Type
Mergers & Acquisitions
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

HOUSTON, November 15, 2016 – The M&A Advisor announced GulfStar Group (GulfStar) as a winner at the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Wednesday, November 9, at the New York Athletic Club. Acquisition of ABL Management by Eloir North America, led by Managing Director Scott Winship and Vice President Ben Stanton, won Consumer Staples Deal of the Year (Under $500MM).

“We are truly honored to have this transaction recognized by the M&A Advisor and our industry peers,” said Scott Winship. “We would like to congratulate the dedicated and highly professional teams of ABL Management and Eloir North America, and specifically acknowledge the other professional services firms involved in this transaction (Breazeale Sachse & Wilson, Ernst & Young and Parker Poe) for their considerable efforts.”

In addition, GulfStar was also nominated as a finalist in the following categories: Energy Deal of the Year, Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year (Under $100MM and Over $100MM), Industrials Deal of the Year (Over $100MM), Corporate & Strategic Acquisition Deal of the Year (Over $100MM – $250MM), Cross Border Deal of the Year (Over $100MM – $500MM) and M&A Deal of the Year (Over $100MM – $200MM).

“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 2016 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

The 2016 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 2016 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. Learn More

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 650 assignments in 32 states and 15 foreign countries across a variety of industries. Learn More

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Houston, Texas 77002


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