New York, NY – December 14, 2012The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 2012 M&A Advisor Awards on Tuesday, December 11th at the 11th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala to a jubilant, sold-out crowd at the black tie affair at the New York Athletic Club. The acquisition of YSI Incorporated by ITT Corp was named a winner for the Industrial Goods and Basic Resources (Over $100mm) category. EC Mergers & Acquisitions, Inc. acted as exclusive financial advisor to ITT Corp.  The event was hosted by Bloomberg Television Reporter Shannon Pettypiece, featuring a keynote address by Joe Brusuelas, Senior Economist at Bloomberg.

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transac­tions, companies and dealmakers. EC Mergers & Acquisitions, Inc. was chosen from 423 nominations and over 600 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize EC Mergers & Acquisitions, Inc. and bestow upon our highest honor for M&A firms and professionals,” said David Fergusson, Senior Managing Director, The M&A Advisor.

EC Mergers & Acquisitions, Inc. represents the best of the M&A industry in 2012 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists,” said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO and Founder of The M&A Advisor.

The gala is the premier celebration of the year for the industry’s leading Dealmakers and is held in conjunction with the 2011 M&A Advisor Summit that featured over 350 of the industry’s leading M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by over 50 M&A, media, academic, and political stalwarts. In addition to the 2012 award winners, five leading M&A industry pioneers – John Wm. (Jack) Butler Jr., Partner, Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP; Dr. Mario Garnero, Chairman, Brasilinvest; Rajiv K. Luthra, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Luthra and Luthra; Alexis Rodzianko, CEO, IFC Metropol; and Wang Wei, Chairman, China M&A Group were inducted into The M&A Advisor Hall of Fame for their outstanding achievements and accomplishments in the industry.

EC Mergers & Acquisitions, Inc.
EC Mergers & Acquisitions, founded in 1992, is an independent investment banking firm specializing in mergers, acquisitions, private company sales and corporate divestitures. With highly skilled professionals in New York, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Prague, we help clients facilitate transactions anywhere in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. 

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