February 1, 2021
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
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