Posted September 21, 2023

GulfStar Group Awarded International Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($10MM – $50MM) by The M&A Advisor

Industrial Services & Manufacturing
Transaction Type
Mergers & Acquisitions,
Cross-Border Transactions
London, United Kingdom

HOUSTON, September 21, 2023 – The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 14th Annual International M&A Advisor Awards at a black-tie gala on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, in New York City. GulfStar Group (“GulfStar”) won Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($10MM – $50MM) for 600 Group’s Sale of Its Machine Tool Solutions Division to Timesavers, a cross-border transaction that was led by Managing Director Kent Kahle.

“We are honored that this cross-border sale of 600 Group’s Machine Tool Solutions Division has been recognized by The M&A Advisor and our industry peers,” said Kahle. “We would like to congratulate the talented and dedicated teams at 600 Group, Timesavers and TJM Capital Partners and acknowledge the other professional services firms involved in this transaction – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, Jones Corporate Law Group, Baker Tilly and Virtus Insurance.”

“International M&A Excellence is exemplified by exceptional industry players. Out of a pool of over 250 contenders, GulfStar stands out as the esteemed recipient of the highest honor, commended for their steadfast dedication to excellence in the 2023 International M&A landscape. We proudly applaud GulfStar for its outstanding accomplishments, surpassing its peers and establishing a new benchmark for success in this global arena,” said Roger Aguinaldo, founder & CEO of The M&A Advisor.

For a complete list of the 2023 International M&A Award Winners, click here.

For more information, please contact The M&A Advisor at 718-997-7900.

About The M&A Advisor
Now in its 25th year, The M&A Advisor was founded to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, establishing the industry’s leading media outlet in 1998. Today, the firm is recognized as the world’s premier leadership organization for mergers & acquisitions, restructuring and corporate finance professionals, delivering a range of integrated services from offices in New York and London. To learn more, visit

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 strategic 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 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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