Carter Morse & Goodrich Awarded "Deal Financing of the Year"

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February 1, 2021

Southport, CT


Carter Morse & Goodrich  is proud to announce that it has been awarded Deal Financing of the Year  at the 12th Annual International M&A Awards  hosted by The M&A Advisor, in connection with its work on the $100  million debt financing for its client H.J. Baker & Bro., LLC. CMG served  as the exclusive financial advisor to H.J. Baker on this transaction.


“These award winners are the standouts of the year, representing the finest deals and professionals within the M&A industry,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor. “This    period was ripe with challenges, but also abundant with M&A activity.  This year's winners exemplify the fortitude, perseverance, and ingenuity required not only to get the deal done but to excel in the field of mergers and acquisitions." The M&A Advisor is the preeminent organization recognizing excellence, honoring achievement, presenting thought leadership and facilitating connections among the world's leading deal making professionals.

"We are proud that the quality advice we provide founder-led and family-held businesses is again recognized by our professional peers with this prestigious award. We have enjoyed a long relationship with the multiple generations of the Smith family, owners of H.J. Baker, and are thrilled that we were able to advise them on this award winning transaction." said Ramsey Goodrich, Managing Partner at CMG.


In addition to CMG, other advisors for this transaction include Dorsey & Whitney LLP who was the legal advisor to H.J. Baker and Chapman and Cutler LLP, who served as BMO's legal advisor. CBIZ performed the field and collateral audits for BMO.


This year's winners were formally recognized at the 12th Annual International M&A Virtual Awards Gala on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Seethe link to view the series of virtual honors on M&A Advisor’s new website        

About H.J. Baker & Bro., LLC

Founded in 1850, H.J. Baker is a fifth-generation family-owned company headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut and is a world leader in sulphur and animal nutrition industries. Earlier, members of the CMG team advised H.J. Baker on its acquisition of ICEC, a

major international marketing and distribution house with offices and staff around the world. Formerly named Oxbow Sulphur, ICEC, a H.J. Baker Company, is the world's largest independent marketer and distributor of sulphur and sulphur-based products. The Company owns and operates a wide array of assets and provides a variety of services to oil refineries and gas producers, as well as customers producing fertilizer, mining precious metals and manufacturing diverse chemical products.

About M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past 23 years, it has established the premier global network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals. Today, it has the privilege of recognizing the achievements of and facilitating connections between the industry's top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services. To learn more

About Carter Morse & Goodrich

Located in Southport, Connecticut, Carter Morse & Goodrich is a boutique M&A advisory firm that specializes in representing founder-led and family-held businesses valued between $25 million and $250 million. While CMG provides a full range of investment banking services, our primary focus is representing owners who are pursuing their once-in-a-lifetime M&A transactions. CMG specializes in advising leading companies in niche markets to plan, prepare, execute, and close successful transactions that maximize shareholder value. CMG fully understands and appreciates the unique dynamics of closely-held businesses and the importance of owner legacies. For 35 years, the combination of our hands-on approach, senior banker attention, strategic guidance, seamless transaction execution and extensive network of domestic and international resources has enabled us to become a trusted advisor to hundreds of business owners.

CMG's Broker/Dealer affiliate, Carter Capital Corporation, is a FINRA member firm registered with the SEC and SIPC.

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