Valuation Research Group (VRG) was named the Valuation Firm of the Year by merger industry professionals. VRG accepted the International M&A Advisor Award at the 2012 International M&A Awards & Summit in New York on October 10th.
The International M&A Advisor Awards recognize the leading firms, deal teams and deal-makers whose activities set the standard for cross-border transactions. This year, 228 nominees representing over 400 companies were finalists for the awards. Award recipients were determined by an independent judging committee of 14 cross-border industry experts from the largest private equity, accounting and law firms. Winners of the 4th Annual International M&A Awards can be found here.
The 750-professional VRG was selected as “Valuation Firm of the Year” from among four finalists. (The firm operates as Valuation Research Corporation in the U.S.)
“We’re pleased that our valuation support for mergers and acquisitions on an international basis for our clients has been recognized by the leading M&A deal professionals and the M&A Advisor,” said Ray Weisner, managing director of VRC. “Our global team serves over 60 countries, has extensive local market knowledge, financial and regulatory reporting experience, and in-country tax expertise.”
The judging panel, and their respective private equity, accounting and law firms, included James E. Abbott, Seward & Kissel, LLP; Marcio Baptista, Tozzini Freire Advogados; John Bittner, Grant Thornton, LLP; Laura Brank, Dechert Russia LLC; James Ewing, Foley & Lardner LLP; Brendan Gilmartin, McGladrey LLP; Steven Goldberg, Baker & Hostetler LLP; Stephan Hartman, Apollo; Tanya Marvin-Horowitz, Allegiance Capital Corp.; John Mathis, Harbor View Advisors, LLC; Shirish Nimgaonkar, C. W. Downer & Co.; Jospeh O’Donnell, Investigative Management Group; Selig Sacks, Foley & Lardner LLP; Gligor Tashkovich, Republic of Macedonia.