Global M&A has been given the ultimate accolade in the US
middle market investment banking community by being judged
Investment Bank of the Year at the prestigious annual M&A
Advisor awards in New York.
Livingstone partner Jeremy Furniss was in New York this week to
collect the award with Scott Lang, Chief Executive and Principal of
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL), Livingstone’s Global
M&A partners in the United States.
“Global M&A has evolved quickly since we
co-founded the partnership in 1993, the first UK boutique to build
an international network of this kind. This latest recognition by
M&A Advisor reflects a ‘coming of age’ for the
partnership. Livingstone has completed three transactions with BGL
in 2005 alone”, comments Furniss.
Livingstone has also successfully closed deals in the last 12
months with its Global M&A partners in Spain (the sale of
Ultralase to Corporacion Dermoestetica), Sweden (the acquisition of
Whitecroft Lighting for Fagerhult AB), France (the sale of
Paris-based LRI for GSA Group of Australia) and Germany (the
acquisition of Creaton by Etex of Belgium).”
Global M&A is the world’s most active partnership of
independent investment banking boutiques, with 28 partners firms
around the world focused on delivering outstanding levels of
corporate finance advice to the mid-market.
Livingstone and BGL’s flagship transaction for 2005, the
£293 million LBO of Polypipe by Castle Harlan Inc of New
York, was voted Cross-Border Deal of the Year at the awards.
Michael Gibbons, Chairman, Global M&A
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
Tel +1 216 241 2800
Jeremy Furniss, Partner,
Tel +44 20 7484 4700