Drake Star Wins "Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year"(Deal Value $250-$500MM) at the 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards

NEW YORK | November 22nd, 2022 – Drake Star has won “Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year” for the sale of Pacvue to Assembly (deal value $250MM - $500MM) at the 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards.

Drake Star has built a reputation as a leader in mid-market tech investment banking recognized by many prestigious awards in the industry. These awards add to the firm’s accolades, which now total 46 major recognitions since 2013 – including 33 “Deal of The Year” and 8 “Investment Bank of the Year” awards.

“The award recipients represent the best in the M&A industry this past year and earned these honors by standing out in a group of extremely impressive finalists,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor. “From lower middle market to multi-billion dollar deals, we are recognizing the leading transactions, firms and individuals that represent the highest levels of achievement.”

Juan Mejia, Managing Partner at Drake Star commented: “We’re grateful for the recognition our work advising Pacvue has received. And we’re thankful that the founders and shareholders of Pacvue entrusted us to advise them on this landmark transaction in the retail media sector.

Gregory Bedrosian, Managing Partner & CEO at Drake Star, commented: “On behalf of the entire Drake Star team and our world-class client, Pacvue, we are honored to have received this prestigious “Deal of the Year” award. We truly have the privilege of working with great companies and great people.

The awards were presented at a Black-Tie Gala on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, in New York City.

The Awards Gala is a feature of the 2022 Future in Dealmaking Summit. The Summit took place on November 15, 2022, and featured over 350 of the industry’s leading professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums, sessions, roundtable discussions, one-on-one meetings, and a solutions provider showcase led by a faculty of international M&A and cross-border industry stalwarts and business media experts.


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About Drake Star 

Drake Star is an award-winning global tech investment bank that has completed over 400 transactions since 2003. Drake Star team of over 100 senior professionals across offices in New York, London, Paris, Munich, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin, Dubai*, and Singapore* focuses on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance services worldwide in Consumer & Retail Technology, Digital Media, FinTech, Mobility & Sustainability, Software/SaaS, Digital Services, and Industrial Tech sectors.

Drake Star Partners is the marketing name for the global investment bank Drake Star Partners Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates. In the USA, all securities are transacted through Drake Star Securities LLC. In the USA, Drake Star Securities LLC is regulated by FINRA and is a member of SIPC. Drake Star UK Limited (FRN 942020) is an appointed representative of Kession Capital Ltd (FRN582160) which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. © 2022 Drake Star Partners Limited.

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Managing Partner & CEO, Member of the Executive Committee

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