CMG Wins 2023 International Deal of the Year

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November 1, 2023

Carter Morse & Goodrich ("CMG") is proud to announce that it was named winner of the "International Industrial Deal of the Year (Over $100 million)” at the 14th Annual M&A Advisor International Awards, for the acquisition of Williams Distributing, a multi-generational family HVAC distributor headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan by Daikin Comfort Technologies with headquarters in Osaka, Japan.

An independent judging panel of industry experts evaluated nominations representing over 250 individual companies from across the world - a wide and varied group with deals valued between $10 million and tens of billions.  Winners will be celebrated at a black-tie Awards Gala in New York City this fall.

“We are honored to be recognized with this prestigious international award again this year by The M&A Advisor. We are thrilled for the opportunity to work across borders and to achieve a superior outcome for the Williams family.” said Ramsey Goodrich, Managing Partner at CMG.  We are excited to share this recognition with the collaborative team of advisors, including Honigman, LLP (legal counsel), BDO (quality of earnings and financial advisory) and Rehmann (tax and accounting advisory).  

"These International M&A Awards celebrate the power of global collaboration and the pursuit of valuable opportunities. In a world shaped by geopolitics, these awards honor the remarkable achievements of experts who transcend borders to unlock exceptional value." stated Roger Aguinaldo, Founder & CEO, The M&A Advisor.

About The M&A Advisor
Now in its 25th year, The M&A Advisor was founded to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, establishing the industry’s leading media outlet in 1998. Today, the firm is recognized as the world’s premier leadership organization for mergers & acquisition, restructuring and corporate finance professionals, delivering a range of integrated services from offices in New York and London.  For more information, visit

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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