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Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year 2021

JD Merit & Company is honored to be awarded Boutique Investment Bank of the Year 2021 as determined by our industry peers and The M&A Advisor.

Information Technology Deal Of The Year

$100M – $250M for the recapitalization of Smart Procure

Corporate Strategic Deal Of The Year

$50M-$100M for the sale of Noorda BEC to the Flynn Companies

Axial's Q2 2021 Lower Middle-Market Investment Banking League Tables

JD Merit & Company Ranked Top 20 on Axial’s Q2 2021 Lower Middle-Market Investment Banking League Tables. Axial is a private deal network and financial technology platform for business owners to invest and advise in Northern American middle-market companies.

2021 M&A Awards Midsize Deal ($50MM-$249MM)

Align Capital Partner’s acquisition of Electronic Transaction Consultant’s Corp advised by JD Merit & Company. Awarded by D CEO magazine and Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

M&A Excellence Awards

CEO of the Year (USA) awarded to J. Craig Dickens

Axial's Q1 2020 Lower Middle-Market Investment Banking League Tables

JD Merit & Company Ranked Top 20 on Axial’s Lower Middle-Market Investment Banking League Tables. Axial is a private deal network and financial technology platform for business owners to invest and advise in Northern American middle-market companies.

Nick DeVaney - President & Co-Founder

The M&A Advisor's Emerging Leaders

Awarded to Nick DeVaney
JD Merit, Apex Linen and Highland Capital Partners announce a growth capital investment deal.

The M&A Advisor Private Equity Deal Of The Year

2019 Winner Awarded to JD Merit & Company for the recapitalization of Apex Linen with Highland Capital Partners

Boutique Investment Banking Firm Of The Year

Finalist Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year

Real Estate Deal Of The Year

Real Estate Deal of the Year 2019 for the sale of Paulino Gardens to Pro Logis

Corporate Strategic Deal Of The Year

2019 Finalist – Corporate Strategic Deal of the Year

JD Merit, Apex Linen and Highland Capital Partners announce a growth capital investment deal.

AI Investment Banking Firm Of The Year

Winner of AI Investment Banking Firm of the Year. Acquisition International is a business title magazine that is the voice of modern business. The AI M&A Awards reward those professionals who work through the merger process for a successful end transaction for all clients.

Information Technology Deal Of The Year

Winner of Information Technology Deal of the Year

Industrials Deal Of The Year

Finalist Industrials Deal of the Year
JD Merit, Apex Linen and Highland Capital Partners announce a growth capital investment deal.

AI Investment Banking Firm Of The Year

Winner AI Investment Banking Firm of the Year. Acquisition International is a business title magazine that is the voice of modern business. The AI M&A Awards award those professionals who work through the merger process for a successful end transaction for all clients.
Nick DeVaney - President & Co-Founder

The M&A Advisor's Emerging Leaders

Awarded to Jeff Sasakura

Boutique Investment Banking Firm Of The Year

Winner Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year awarded to JD Ford & Company, a legacy company of JD Merit & Company

14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

Finalist for six M&A Advisor Awards

10th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

Finalist, M&A Advisor Deal of the Year Award in three categories for the third consecutive year

Consumer & Retail Products Deal Of The Year

“Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year” awarded by the M&A Advisor, a leading middle market journal for M&A professionals, for outstanding deal making. Legacy company JD Ford & Company was selected as winner of this award for its role in facilitating the recapitalization of Merrick Pet Care by Swander Pace Capital.

Corporate Strategic Deal Of The Decade In Consumer Packaged Goods 2002-2011

Winner – Corporate Strategic Deal of the Decade in Consumer Packaged Goods 2002-2011 for its role in General Mills’ acquisition of Humm Foods.

Top 200 Investment Banks In The United States

JD Ford & Company, a legacy company of JD Merit & Company, was selected as one of the Top 200 Investment Banks in the United States by Equity Research Company.

Lower Middle-Market Deal Of The Year And Consumer & Retail Products Of The Year

“Consumer & Retail Products Deal of the Year” and “Lower Middle Market Deal of the Year” awarded by The M&A Advisor, a leading middle-market journal for M&A professionals, for outstanding deal making. Legacy company JD Ford & Company was selected as winner of these awards for its role in facilitating the acquisition of Sun Water Systems d/b/a Aquasana by Catterton Partners.

Information Technology Acquisition Of The Year

“2009 Information Technology Acquisition of the Year” awarded by The M&A Advisor, the leading trade journal for middle market merger and acquisition professionals. Legacy company JD Ford was selected for its role in arranging the acquisition of Paragon Solutions Group by Forsythe Solutions Group.

Consumer Packaged Goods Deal Of The Year

2009 Winner of Consumer Packaged Goods Deal of the Year for facilitating General Mills’ acquisition of Humm Foods.

Finalist - JD Ford & Company Selected For Three Deal Of The Year Award Categories

JD Ford & Company, a legacy company of JD Merit & Company, was named a finalist in the Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year; Retail Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year; and Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year categories, for its role in facilitating General Mills’ acquisition of Lärabar and Gitanjali Gems Limited’s acquisition of Rogers Jewelers.

Cross Border Deal Of The Year 2005

“Cross Border Deal of the Year 2005 Finalist” awarded by The M&A Advisor, the leading trade journal for middle market merger and acquisition professionals. Legacy company JD Ford was selected as a finalist for it role in arranging the acquisition of Elite Auto Glass/GlassPro by Belron International, the world’s largest auto glass replacement company. As a specialized retail and service business, Elite became the U.S. platform for Belron’s consolidation of the U.S. auto glass replacement industry.

Consumer Manufacturing Industry Deal Maker Of The Year 2004

“Consumer Manufacturing Industry Deal Maker of the Year 2004 Winner” awarded by The M&A Advisor, the leading trade journal for middle market merger and acquisition professionals. Legacy company JD Ford was selected for its lead role in the formation of Thomas Industries, LLC and its acquisition of Superior Yarn Technologies, Mattel Carpet & Rug, and Burlington Carpets.

Who's Who In Banking And Finance

Joe Durnford, formerly Founder and CEO of JD Ford & Company, now Chairman and Sr. Managing Director of JD Merit & Company, has been selected by the American Cities Business Journal as Who’s Who in Banking and Finance for each of the past ten years.