CMM Honored Again, Wins 2015 Champion's Award: Deal of the Year for Media and Entertainment

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July 1, 2015

Carter Morse & Mathias today announced that it has been won the "Deal of the Year: Media and Entertainment" for its work advising Tantor Media on its sale to Recorded Books, a portfolio company of private equity firm Wasserstein & Co.   The awards was presented to CMM at the 5th Annual ACG New York Champion's Awards at the Metropolitan Club in New York.   The Champion's Awards is a collaboration between the ACG (The Association for Corporate Growth) New York Chapter and The M&A Advisor.   They are designed to acknowledge outstanding firms, transactions and dealmakers in the middle market mergers and acquisitions (M&A) industry. An independent panel of experts representing a cross-section of the middle market industry chose the winners from among the finalists.

This is the second consecutive year that CMM has received a Deal of the Year distinction.  At last year's ceremony, CMM was recognized for "LBO the Year" for its work with Blue Bell Mattress Company’s recapitalization with Longroad Asset Management.    

"We are honored to be recognized for the second year in a row for our work with middle market companies in maximizing shareholder value, especially in light of this year's distinguished group of finalists" stated Michael Carter, Managing Director at CMM.  He continued "We would like to thank all of the members of the deal team, including: Robinson & Cole (sellers’ counsel), Cohn Reznick (sellers’ accountants), BNP Paribas (Buyers lender), Jones Day (buyer counsel), and McGladrey LLP (Due diligence).

"ACG congratulates the CMM team on this award in what was a very competitive category," commented Martin Okner, Chairman of ACG New York, adding that, "We are thrilled to spotlight the achievements of firms that promote a healthy and robust middle market deal environment.  The winners of the 5th Annual ACG New York Champion's Awards represent the pinnacle of M&A successes over the past year in the New York area."

About The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past 17 years, the firm has established the premier global network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals.  Today, it has the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry's top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services.


ACG® New York, Inc., the founding chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, is the largest association of middle market deal making and corporate professionals in New York, with more than 1,000 members across all industry sectors.  ACG New York facilitates long term relationship building, driving middle-market growth.  ACG's members are focused on investing private capital, which benefits the pension funds held by municipal workers, fireman, policeman, health workers and others that provide years of service for the public good.  ACG Cares is a 501(c)(3) charity created to nurture the next generation of New York business leaders.


About Carter Morse & Mathias:

Founded in 1987, Carter Morse & Mathias based in Southport, Connecticut, is a full service investment-banking boutique that provides the highest quality corporate finance advisory services to outstanding closely-held entrepreneurial and middle-market companies. CMM provides a full range of investment banking services, including sell-side advisory, raising capital, buy-side advisory, and valuation services. CMM is also a charter member of AICA, an international network of M&A professionals in over 20 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. CMM's Broker/Dealer affiliate, Carter Capital Corporation, is a FINRA member firm registered with the SEC and SIPC. For nearly 30 years, CMM professionals have helped hundreds of business owners to conceive, initiate, structure and close M&A and financing transactions.

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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