Each year, ACG celebrates the men and women who have made incredible strides in the M&A community through its M&A All Star Awards. Now in its fourth year, the celebration is intended to highlight the standout members of the M&A community and major milestones achieved in the past year. Held at the beautiful Townsend Hotel in downtown Birmingham, this year’s M&A All Star Awards treated guests to delicious food, an open bar and the opportunity to network with the best and brightest members of Metro Detroit’s M&A community.
The evening kicked off with cocktails and networking as guest filed in. Our program began with a welcome from Chapter President, Christopher Letts and brief remarks from ACG Detroit Chairman and M&A All Star Judge, Tom Vaughn.
This year’s M&A All Star Award Winners:
Kar’s Nuts Product Company, Acquisition of Morley Candy Makers
2018 All Star Deal of the Year Under $50MM
WellCare Health Plans, Acquisition of Meridian Health Plans
2018 All Star Deal of the Year Over $50MM
Peninsula Capital Partners LLC
2018 All Star Deal Maker of the Year
Robert Coury, Greenwich Capital Group
2018 All Star Investment Banker of the Year
Tim Hilligoss, Clayton McKervey
2018 All Star Advisor of the Year
Gjina Lucaj, Foley & Lardner LLP
2018 Rising Star
Brian Demkowicz, Huron Capital
2018 Lifetime Achievement Award
Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s M&A All Star Awards and joined us in celebrating a successful and active year in business. Thank you to this year’s judges for their insight and hand in selecting the best of the best. We’d like to extend a special congratulations to all award recipients, as they truly represent the excellence and leadership that exists within the M&A community. Also, thank you to our loyal sponsors who make these events possible, including Foley & Lardner LLP, dbusiness, AON, BDO, J.P Morgan Chase and Peninsula Capital Partners.