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The US$485m acquisition of Allworld Exhibitions by UBM plc has won the M&A Deal of the Year (US$250m-$500m) at the 9th Annual International M&A Awards. The ceremony was held on June 12 at the New York Athletic Club, New York City.

International M&A Deal of the Year WinnerBCMS acted as lead advisor to the shareholders of Allworld Exhibitions throughout the transaction. Other advisors on the deal included JP Morgan Cazenove, KPMG, Ernst & Young and legal advisors Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen & Overy.

The Allworld Exhibitions deal won this highly prestigious international award ahead of high-profile transactions including the acquisition of Morrison Utility Services by First Reserve, and the merger of AAHC Inc with DYK Automotive LLC.

BCMS Director Jonathan Dunn, who led a BCMS deal team comprising experienced professionals from our offices in the UK and US, said: “It’s always gratifying to be recognised by the financial services community for the work we do for our clients. We’re obviously delighted to win this highly prestigious accolade, in a hugely competitive category.”

Greg Garland, who designed and ran the auction process, commented: “The Allworld Exhibitions deal was a dynamic and technically complex transaction. It was a landmark deal for BCMS, but bore many of the characteristics of the proven BCMS process. Its success – as acknowledged by the judges – demonstrates that the BCMS approach to selling companies for maximum value works for any deal size.”

David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor, said: “For the third year in a row, the increase of cross-border M&A eclipsed the growth of domestic M&A during 2016. The 9th Annual International M&A Awards celebrate the creativity, perseverance and ingenuity of our industry’s leading corporate finance professionals, whose contribution to the global M&A market benefits businesses and consumers across the world.”


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Posted Jun 2017
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