CMM Wins Leveraged Buyout of the Year Award

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June 19, 2014

Southport, CT - CMM is proud to announce that it has won the Leveraged Buyout of the Year (up to $50 million) at the 4th annual M&A Advisor / ACG NY Deal Champion's Awards for its work with Blue Bell Mattress Company in its sale to Longroad Asset Management. The winners, selected from more than 350 nominees in five major categories, were celebrated by a sell-out audience at the Champion's Awards Gala at the Metropolitan Club in New York.

Gary Mathias, Managing Director of CMM, stated "We are honored to accept this award on behalf of our client Blue Bell Manufacturing. This award represents our commitment to delivering exceptional results for our clients, something we have done for more than a quarter of a century, and our ability to create ideal solutions to maximize shareholder value both through a transaction like this as well as over the longer term."

Michael Carter, Managing Director of CMM, continued "We would like to thank the other deal professionals that were instrumental in achieving a successful transaction including: Longroad Asset Management, Bingham McCutchen, Blum, Shapiro & Company and Santander Bank"

CMM was also nominated in several other categories, including Consumer Deal of the Year (under $50 million), Manufacturing Deal of the Year (Under $75 million) and Strategic Deal of the Year (under $100 million).

"We celebrate outstanding individuals, firms, and transactions that have helped drive America's middle market," said Martin Okner, president of ACG New York. "The ACG New York Champion's Awards winners represent the best of M&A in the New York area in 2014 and earned these honors by distinguishing themselves among a group of very impressive finalists," said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor. "Each winner should take pride in their award and the message it sends about the accomplishments of our industry."

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past sixteen 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. To learn more visit

Where Private Capital Meets the World ACG® New York, Inc. (, the founding chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, is the leading membership organization in New York that facilitates relationship building and focused education for middle market deal-making professionals. Each year over 8,000 professionals participate in ACG New York' s 70+ networking and educational events in New York City and Westchester and on Long Island, including healthcare, manufacturing & logistics, and retail conferences.

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