Drake Star Wins "Investment Banking Firm of the Year - Europe" and "Telecommunications Deal of the Year" at the 13th Annual International M&A Advisor Awards

NEW YORK | June 8th, 2022 – Drake Star has won “Investment Banking Firm of the Year – Europe” and “Telecommunications Deal of the Year” for the private placement of HMD, at the 13th Annual International M&A Advisor Awards. 

Drake Star has built a reputation of innovative deal-making underscored by many industry recognitions. These awards add to the firm’s trophy case, which now totals 44 major recognitions since 2013 – including 32 “Deal of The Year” and 8 “Investment Bank of the Year” awards.

Since 2009, we have been honoring the leading international M&A transactions, companies, and dealmakers. Drake Star was chosen from over 250 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize Drake Star and bestow upon them our highest honor for international M&A firms and professionals,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor. “Drake Star represents the best of the international M&A industry in 2021 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates. 

Gregory Bedrosian, Managing Partner & CEO at Drake Star commented: “On behalf of the entire Drake Star team and our clients worldwide, it is an incredible honor to have our firm recognized with the prestigious ‘Investment Banking Firm of the Year – Europe’ honor. Drake Star’s talented offices across Europe have consistently been a key driver of our dealmaking excellence and an integral component of our firm’s identity and corporate culture. Cross border dealmaking is core to our firm’s DNA and we have the privilege of working with great companies and great people worldwide.

The awards will be presented at a Black-Tie Gala on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 in New York City. 

The Awards Gala is a feature of the 2022 Leadership in Dealmaking Summit. The Summit will take place on September 20-21, 2022 and will feature 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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Gregory Bedrosian 

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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, Geneva, 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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