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BRG Honored for Advising on Cross-Border Restructuring Deal of the Year

June 7, 2018

The M&A Advisor’s 10th Annual International M&A Awards recognized Berkeley Research Group as among the firms advising on the Cross-Border Restructuring Deal of the Year (over $5 billion) in the restructuring of SunEdison Inc. The BRG team consisted of Bob Butler, John Esposito, Joseph Vizzini, Ron Zaidman, Jonathan Emerson and Jay Wu

“Since the introduction of the International M&A Awards in 2009, we have continued to witness the dynamic growth of cross-border M&A. Geopolitics and technological innovation have played an important role in international dealmaking during this past year, and the winning award nominations certainly reflect that trend,” said David Fergusson, president and co-CEO of The M&A Advisor. “The global M&A experts, whose expertise is reflected in their achievement as 2018 award winners, earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

The BRG Corporate Finance team has been trusted at the helm of negotiations for some of the most complex domestic and international reorganizations in recent history. The team’s senior professionals average over 20 years of experience working with attorneys, lenders, companies and investors. BRG’s broad scope of restructuring and bankruptcy services spans areas that include financial analysis, plan development and implementation and advice on sale/merger transactions. BRG professionals’ leading-edge insights as valuation advisors, crisis managers and corporate officers in middle-market to multinational restructurings across a diverse number of industries let them quickly present practical alternatives, design strategies that help maximize value and recommend the most viable approaches.

“BRG’s Corporate Finance team provides an invaluable breadth and depth of knowledge across sectors, disciplines and geographies,” said BRG Chairman and Principal Executive Officer David J. Teece. “Through a combination of keen insight into the bigger picture and close attention to detail, they offer the in-depth perspective that helps our clients take full advantage of the opportunities ahead.”

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