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NORA Member Brown Gibbons Lang & Company Recognized for Transactional Achievements

Tuesday, May 10, 2016  
Posted by: Kat Turner
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New York, New York- NORA Member Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) is pleased to announce that they have recently received three industry awards for their transactional achievements: "Best U.S. Industrial Transaction Practice", "Best U.S. Middle Market Investment Bank" and "Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year".

"Best U.S. Industrial Transaction Practice"  and "Best U.S. Middle Market Investment Bank" are awards given by Acquisition International (AI), a UK-based monthly magazine focused on global corporate finance. The awards given to BGL from AI recognize firms and companies who stand out as leading player in the international financial field. 

AI coordinator Charlotte Abbott commented: "With these awards, we get the chance to showcase the exciting deals which have taken place over the past 12 months and have helped make the corporate landscape what it is today. It is a great honor to showcase our deserving winners, and I wish them even greater success in the future."

AI awarded BGL with "Best U.S. Industrial Transaction Practice" and "Best U.S. Middle Market Investment Bank"  for their work on the sale of Profile Products LLC, a portfolio company of Mid Oaks Investments LLC, to Platte River Equity. Profile Products is a global environmental solutions company that is a leader for research and development in the areas of soil, water, and vegetation management. BGL's Industrials and Environmental Services sector teams collaborated in the transaction execution, leveraging their deep knowledge base and global buyer relationships to drive exceptional value for Profile's shareholders.  

BLG was also awarded the 2016 "Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year" by M&A Advisor. For nearly 20 years, the M&A Advisor has been presenting, recognizing the achievement of and facilitating connections between the world’s leading mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround professionals with a comprehensive range of services.

David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor commented “The 2016 International M&A Award winners represent the best of the cross border M&A industry in 2015 who earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists.”

BGL was recognized for this award by their work on the sale of Perfect Fit, LLC, a portfolio company of The Anderson Group LLC, to Shanghai Shenda Co. Ltd. Perfect Fit specializes in innovative home textile and bedding products, including bed pillows; mattress pads and toppers; electric warming blankets and mattress pads; craft yarn; and furniture covers sold under the market leading brands Perfect Fit®, Tailor Fit®, Wellrest®, and Soft Heat® and licenses.

BGL conducted a global process that identified Shanghai Shenda, a Shanghai exchange listed public company, as the buyer, assisting Perfect Fit in navigating the rigorous regulatory process to obtain Chinese government approval and ensuring that all requests were fulfilled in a timely manner.

About Brown Gibbons Lang & Company
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company is a leading independent investment bank serving the middle market. BGL specializes in mergers and acquisitions advisory services, debt and equity placements, financial restructuring advice, and valuations and fairness opinions, with global industry teams in Business Services, Consumer, Environmental & Energy Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Industrials, and Real Estate. BGL has offices in Chicago, Cleveland, and Philadelphia and real estate offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Irvine, and San Antonio, in addition to Global M&A partner offices in more than 50 countries across 5 continents.  BGL is able to deliver to our clients unparalleled access to strategic relationships, investors, and opportunities globally.

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