JD Merit & Company has been named a finalist in three distinct categories for the upcoming 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.
JD Merit & Company was named finalist for the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year award, the Industrials Deal of the Year ($50mm to $100mm) and the Telecommunication Services Deal of the Year.
Nominees were evaluated in each category by an independent panel of judges, who narrowed the large field of nominees down to the finalists.
Judges will now turn their attention on the challenging task of selecting the ultimate award winners, which will be unveiled at the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 19 at the New York Athletic Club in New York.
JD Merit & Company personnel will be on hand at the Gala, where they will be honored as one of ten finalists for Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year. The finalists were selected from hundreds of nominees based on criteria that includes a firm’s unique attributes and its overall impact on the M&A industry.
This is JD Merit’s second year in a row being nominated in this category.
“This year’s finalists exemplify the fortitude, perseverance, and ingenuity required not only to get the deal done but to excel in the field of mergers and acquisitions,” said Roger Aguinaldo, founder of The M&A Advisor.
JD Merit & Company was also recognized as a finalist for the Industrials Deal of the Year ($50mm – $100 mm). JD Merit has been named a finalist for the Telecommunication Services Deal of the Year for advising the sellers of Legacy Telecommunication to Enertech and Tower Arch Capital.
The M&A Advisor awards will wrap up an eventful year for JD Merit & Company. In February, the firms Merit Harbor Group and JD Ford & Company announced a strategic business combination, and the JD Merit brand was launched capitalized on a 33 year history of doing deals in the middle market. They offer end-to-end M&A advisory services and feature an industry-leading process to deliver qualified and capable buyers to their clients.
“JD Merit combines decades of experience with technical expertise, tenacity, creativity and dedication to ensuring not only that transactions are closed, but that transactions are closed in our client’s best interest,” explained CEO Craig Dickens.
While the JD Merit brand debuted in 2019, their investment bankers are no stranger to being acknowledged by The M&A Advisor. In 2018, the companies earned four finalist nominations, and took home the top prize in the Information Technology Deal of the Year, as well as being named finalist for Boutique Investment Bank of the Year in 2018.
The 2019 category winners will be announced, and the awards will be presented at the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala—the year’s premier celebration for firms and professionals in the M&A industry.
Joining JD Merit & Company at the gala will be many of the industry’s leading firms and practitioners, including BlackRock; J.P. Morgan; The Goldman Sachs Company; White & Case; Strattam Capital; GTCR; Monomoy Capital Partners; Henry Schein; BV Investment Partners; L Catterton; among others.