ACG Detroit Announces 2022 M&A All Star Awards

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ACG Detroit, a 400-member nonprofit business organization of middle-market M&A professionals that invest in middle-market companies, has announced the winners of the 8th annual M&A All Star Awards.

The winners will be celebrated at a ceremony at The Townsend Hotel in downtown Birmingham from 6-8:30 p.m. on May 2.

“The past 12 months have been a whirlwind for the M&A community. Economic challenges, including soaring inflation and rising interest rates, may have caused a slowdown in activity in the second half of the year, but dealmakers in Detroit and across the state remained resilient,” says Tom Vaughn, chairman of the ACG Detroit M&A All Star Awards. “As always, we were beyond impressed with the high caliber of nominations we received this year. We look forward to recognizing and celebrating their achievements and the impact they have had on business development in the metro Detroit area at our cornerstone event.”

The 8th annual M&A All Star Award winners are:

  • Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc.’s Acquisition of Fori Automation Inc. — All Star Deal of the Year Over $50M in Revenue.
  • ​American Adventure Holdings’s Acquisition of Ocean Canyon Properties Inc. — All Star Deal of the Year Under $50M in Revenue.
  • Peter Roth, partner at Varnum — All Star Advisor of the Year.
  • Blackford Capital — All Star Dealmaker of the Year.
  • Bryan Berent, Managing Partner at Blue River Financial Group — All Star Investment Banker of the Year.
  • Arjun Murthy, director of Investment Banking at Cascade Partners — Rising Star
  • Scott Eisenberg, managing director of Financial Advisory Services at Capstone Partners — Lifetime Achievement Award.

For the 8th annual M&A All Star Awards, Foley & Lardner will serve as Diamond sponsor. Ruby sponsors include BDO and DBusiness, and Emerald sponsors include AON, Datasite, J.P. Morgan Chase, Peninsula Capital Partners and Ricardo Strategic Consulting.