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Drake Star Partners Earns Top Honors as Eight-Time Finalist Across Leading Annual M&A Award Events

NEW YORK | November 6, 2018 – Drake Star Partners is pleased to announce its seven award finalist nominations at The M&A Advisor’s upcoming 2018 M&A Awards and one finalist nomination at the Americas M&A Atlas Awards.

Drake Star Partners’ 2018 award finalist nominations at the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards include:

  1. Information Technology Deal of the Year: Acquisition of majority stake in RadarServices by CYOSS (Germany/Austria)
  2. Telecommunication Services Deal of the Year: Acquisition of Astellia by EXFO (France/Canada)
  3. Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year: Sale of Elgato Gaming to Corsair (Germany/United States)
  4. Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year: Acquisition of majority stake in RadarServices by CYOSS (Germany/Austria)
  5. Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year: Acquisition of Astellia by EXFO (France/Canada)
  6. Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year: Sale of Elgato Gaming to Corsair (Germany/United States)
  7. Cross Border Deal of the Year: Sale of Elgato Gaming to Corsair (Germany/United States)

Drake Star is also an award finalist as “Cross Border Investment Bank of the Year” during the upcoming Americas M&A Atlas Awards. The Global M&A Network’s Atlas Award is a leading M&A award event honoring excellence for executing growth-generating deals, top dealmakers, influential leaders and outstanding firms from the small, middle to large cap segments in the categories of private equity firms, lenders, investment banks, legal and services providers.

Gregory Bedrosian, Managing Partner & CEO of Drake Star Partners, commented: “We are thrilled to have so many of our transactions listed as noteworthy 2018 deals. Beyond the sheer number of award finalist nominations, this is also a testament to these transactions’ cross-border quality and wide-ranging vertical focuses, touching on enterprise software, communications and digital media. None of these would have been possible without the trust our clients such as ESG, Astellia and Elgato Gaming have placed in us, recognizing our ability to understand the intricacies inherent to each individual transaction and to deliver the best, most suitable outcome for them.”

He continued: “Drake Star Partners is also up for a “Cross Border Investment Bank of the Year” award, which to us is a remarkable accomplishment and important endorsement demonstrating our true global coverage capabilities.”

Prior to the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards ceremony, Gregory Bedrosian will join a roundtable discussion on Tuesday November 6 at the New York Athletic Club. He and featured panelists at the summit will be discussing “The Future of Finance” with a specific focus on M&A trends and the impact of technology on the M&A process. The panel discussion will be moderated by Brian Hwang, Director of M&A Strategy and Product Marketing at Intralinks.

The Americas M&A Atlas Awards will be taking place on Thursday November 29 at the Metropolitan Club, in New York.

About The M&A Advisor 

Founded in 1998, The M&A Advisor was the first dedicated media company to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions. As the world’s premier think tank and leadership organization for M&A, restructuring and corporate finance professionals, the firm provides a range of integrated services including: The M&A Advisor Forums and Summits; The M&A Advisor Market Intelligence; M&A.TV.; The M&A Advisor Live; The M&A Advisor Awards; and The M&A Advisor Connects.

For more information, please visit www.madvisor.com

About The M&A Atlas Awards 

World’s most prestigious independently governed, the M&A Atlas Awards exclusively honors excellence in the categories of deals, top teams, outstanding firms and exceptional leaders. Winners are officially recognized at the gala and winner trophy celebrations, a gathering of top professionals and leaders from the deal communities.

For more information, please visit www.globalmanetwork.com

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Managing Partner & CEO | Drake Star Partners
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