Posted January 8, 2024

GulfStar Group Awarded Industrials Deal of the Year ($10MM – $25MM) by The M&A Advisor

Industrial Services & Manufacturing
Transaction Type
Mergers & Acquisitions
Houston, Texas

HOUSTON, January 8, 2024 – The M&A Advisor announced that GulfStar Group (“GulfStar”) won Industrials Deal of the Year ($10MM to $25MM) at the 22nd Annual M&A Advisor AwardsGala on Wednesday, November 15, for the Acquisition of C&D Scrap Metal Recyclers by Company of Merchants. The event took place at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan.

“We are honored that the transaction for this leading scrap metal company has been recognized by The M&A Advisor and our industry peers,” said Tom Hargrove, managing director of GulfStar, who led the transaction with Cliff Atherton. “We would like to congratulate the Laviages and Company of Merchants for a successful transaction and acknowledge BoyarMiller, Chamberlain Hrdlicka and Amegy Bank for their considerable efforts.”

In addition, GulfStar was also nominated as a finalist in the following categories: Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($10MM – $25MM), Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($25MM – $50MM), Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($100MM – $250MM), Cross-Border Deal of the Year ($10MM – $50MM), Cross-Border Deal of the Year (over $100MM), Debt Financing of the Year, Energy Deal of the Year ($10MM – $100MM), Energy Deal of the Year (over $100MM), Industrials Deal of the Year ($25MM – $50MM), Industrials Deal of the Year ($100MM – $250MM), Private Equity Deal of the Year ($10MM – $25MM), and Private Equity Deal of the Year (75MM – $100MM).

The 22nd Annual M&A Advisor Awards honored the professionals whose activities set the standard for mergers and acquisitions transactions. This year, over 350 nominees, representing over 500 companies, became finalists for the awards. GulfStar was chosen from hundreds of participating companies. The independent panel of judges – chosen for their industry expertise, international transactions, distressed investing, and restructuring – selected the ultimate award winners in each category after a rigorous evaluation process.

“The award recipients represent the best in the industry this past year and earned these honors by standing out in a group of extremely impressive finalists,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor. “From lower middle market to multibillion dollar deals, we are recognizing the leading transactions, firms and individuals that exemplify the highest levels of achievement.”

For a complete list of finalists, click here.

For more information, please contact The M&A Advisor at 718-997-7906.

About The M&A Advisor
The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities and has since been established as 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

About GulfStar Group
GulfStar is one of the leading middle market investment banking firms in the United States, with deep experience in mergers and acquisitions, private capital placement and strategic advisory to companies with revenues ranging from $25 million to $350 million. Since its formation in 1990, GulfStar has completed more than 750 transactions in 38 states and 18 foreign countries across a variety of industries.

GulfStar Group
700 Louisiana Street
Suite 3800
Houston, Texas 77002


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