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M&A Advisor recently announced PCE Investment Bankers has been named a finalist in two transaction categories for this year’s Annual M&A Advisor Awards.  LAI International’s acquisition of Zak Incorporated was nominated in the categories of Industrial Manufacturing and Distribution Deal of the Year (from $10MM to $100MM) and Corporate and Strategic Acquisition of the Year (from $10MM to $25MM). PCE served as the exclusive financial advisor to Zak Incorporated.

PCE has been selected from the nominees in the first stage of evaluation and the independent panel of judges will now focus their attention on the challenging task of selecting the ultimate award winners, which will be announced at the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 17th at the New York Athletic Club.

“Since the inception of the M&A Advisor Awards in 2002, we have been recognizing the leading dealmakers, firms and transactions. And each year we celebrate the creativity, perseverance and ingenuity of our industry’s professionals”, said David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor. “It is truly an honor for our firm to be able to recognize the contribution that the 2015 award finalists have made.”

Michael Rosendahl, Senior Investment Banker at PCE said, “We are honored to be nominated for these prestigious awards. High caliber clients such as Zak Incorporated are indicative of the type of companies we work with at PCE. Doug Zak’s investment in his company created a strong operation that was well received by acquirers throughout the sale process. LAI International distinguished itself from the other potential acquirers through its strong management team and well respected financial sponsor, RLJ Equity. All parties worked diligently to close this transaction and, in the process, create a bigger and stronger LAI. PCE looks forward to the Awards Gala and celebrating with the other nominees.”


PCE is a leading financial services firm for mid-market companies, offering clients a full range of investment banking, valuation and advisory services. PCE delivers support for M&A transactions, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), management buy outs (MBOs), bankruptcy advisory, restructuring, and fairness and solvency opinion advisory services. Additionally, the firm offers management consulting, succession planning, strategic analysis and litigation support.


The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past seventeen years, through our research, reporting, publishing, symposiums and awards we have established the world’s premier network of mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and financing professionals. To learn more visit www.maadvisor.com.

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