ButcherJoseph & Co. was announced as the winner in both deal financing categories during the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on November 9, 2016, held at the New York Athletic Club. ButcherJoseph won the two awards for Deal Financing of the Year: Debt Financing of the Year for the financing of Advanced Diagnostic Group, and Equity Financing of the Year for the recapitalization of DAI Global, LLC.

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. It gives us great pleasure to recognize ButcherJoseph and bestow upon them our highest honor for M&A firms and professionals,” said David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President, The M&A Advisor. ButcherJoseph represents the best of the M&A industry in 2016 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

ButcherJoseph Managing Partner and Co-Founder Keith Butcher commented, “We are honored to be recognized for our work on not just one but two deals this year, both of which involved ESOPs. Over the last three years, our team has sourced more than $2 billion in sophisticated debt solutions for ESOP-related transactions. We were privileged to lead the respective transactions for Advanced Diagnostic Group and DAI Global, and take great pride in the design and implementation of customized capital structure solutions for all of our clients.”

The Gala is the premier celebration of the year for the industry’s leading M&A Dealmakers and was held in conjunction with the 2016 M&A Advisor Summit that featured over 500 of the industry’s leading M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums.

About ButcherJoseph & Co.
ButcherJoseph & Co. (“ButcherJoseph”) is an investment bank headquartered in St Louis with coverage in Chicago, Washington, DC, and Charlotte, NC. ButcherJoseph provides investment banking advisory services to middle market companies. Known as a leader in the ESOP field, ButcherJoseph & Co. has successfully completed more than $7 billion in Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) transactions.

About the M&A Advisor
The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past eighteen years, we have established the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals. Today, we have the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry’s top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services.