The 9th Annual International M&A Awards

goetzpartners announced as finalist

Press release

Munich, May 5, 2017 – goetzpartners, a leading advisory firm for strategy, M&A and transformation, is pleased to be announced by The M&A Advisor as finalist of the 9th Annual International M&A Awards.

The transaction “Takeover of BHF Kleinwort Benson” was named a finalist in the categories

  • Financials Deal of the Year
  • Cross Border Deal of the Year ($500mm-$1b)
  • M&A Deal of the Year ($500mm-$1b). 

The transaction “Sale of stake in KAP Beteiligungs-AG to Carlyle”

  • Industrials Deal of the Year (up to $150mm)
  • Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $50mm-$100mm)
  • Cross Border Deal of the Year ($50mm-$100mm)
  • M&A Deal of the Year ($50mm-$100mm). 

goetzpartners has been selected from the nominees in the first stage of evaluation. The independent panel of judges will now focus their attention on the challenging task of selecting the ultimate award winners.

The winners for M&A Deal of the Year, Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year, Restructuring of the Year, Financing of the Year, Sector Deals of the Year, Regional Deals of the Year, Firms of the Year, M&A Product/Service of the Year and M&A Professionals of the Year categories will be announced at the 9th Annual International M&A Awards Gala on Monday, June 12th at the New York Athletic Club.

“For the third year in a row, the increase of cross border M&A eclipsed the growth of domestic M&A during 2016.” said David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor. “The 9th Annual International M&A Awards celebrate the creativity, perseverance and ingenuity of our industry’s leading corporate finance professionals whose contribution to the global M&A market benefits businesses and consumers across the world.”

Dr Stephan Goetz, Managing Partner and co-founder of goetzpartners, comments: "It is a real honor to be nominated by our peers for the professional work we provide to our clients. Being amongst the finalists highlights our ability to execute in challenging circumstances to reach our goals and ultimately transform our clients’ business. I am grateful for the nomination of our very talented team’s efforts.”

For a detailed list of all of the Award Finalists for the 9th Annual International M&A Awards, please CLICK HERE. For more information, please visit or contact The M&A Advisor at 718-997-7900.

About goetzpartners: advisory services for strategy, M&A and transformation

goetzpartners is an independent advisory firm for all key issues of entrepreneurial activity: Strategy, M&A, Transformation. With more than 350 professionals operating out of 14 offices in 11 countries, we advise clients worldwide in all key industries. The company ranks among the 10 best-performing German advisory firms (Lünendonk®). goetzpartners has received awards three years in a row as part of the “Best of Consulting” contest by the renowned German magazine “WirtschaftsWoche”, most recently in the “Project Excellence” category (2016).


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