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BRG Named 2017 Valuation Firm of the Year, Restructuring Deal of the Year and Energy Deal of the Year Finalist

October 23, 2017

The M&A Advisor has selected Berkeley Research Group as a finalist in its 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. In addition to being a Valuation Firm of the Year finalist, BRG has been chosen as a finalist for the Restructuring Deal of the Year (over $250 million) and Energy Deal of the Year (over $100 million) for its professionals’ restructuring of Peabody Energy Corporation.

“Since the inception of the M&A Advisor Awards in 2002, we have been recognizing the leading dealmakers, firms and transactions. And each year we celebrate the creativity, perseverance and ingenuity of our industry’s professionals,” says David Fergusson, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The M&A Advisor. “While our industry has undergone significant transformation since our first awards were presented 15 years ago, we are convinced, more than ever before, that M&A is a driving force of the economy. It is truly an honor for our firm to be able to recognize the contribution that the 2017 award finalists have made.”

BRG’s Corporate Finance group provides multidisciplinary services, including transaction opinions and restructuring, to companies, fiduciaries, lenders, attorneys, funds and other investors. BRG professionals’ leading-edge insights as 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. The team’s broad scope of restructuring and bankruptcy services spans areas that include financial analysis, plan development and implementation, and advice on sale/merger transactions.

“We are thrilled that BRG is being recognized as an integral advisor to our clients in connection with their transactions,” said BRG Chairman and Principal Executive Officer David J. Teece. “BRG’s work with Peabody Energy is emblematic of our firm’s strategic expertise on behalf of our clients across the world.”

BRG Managing Directors Christopher Kearns, David Galfus and Peter Chadwick led the BRG team in the complex restructuring of Peabody Energy, a large multinational coal company.

The winners will be announced at the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Monday, November 13, at the Metropolitan Club in New York.

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