Insights & News

BCMS wins prestigious M&A Advisor award in New York

NEWS: View all News articles.

The BCMS-advised sale of a majority interest in IPS-Integrated Project Services, Inc. to Alleghany Capital Corporation has been named the winner of the Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year (over $100m) at the prestigious M&A Advisor Gala Awards in New York City.

As recognised by the M&A Advisor judges, this was a large complex deal, requiring extensive negotiation and high levels of technical expertise and deal-structuring ability. IPS is a global leader in the development of innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. The acquirer, Alleghany Capital, is a division of Alleghany Corporation, which is listed on the NYSE and has a market capitalisation of $8.5bn.

Now in its 15th year, the M&A Advisor Awards is a well-recognised event in the global M&A industry. As David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President of The M&A Advisor, said: “The award recipients represent the finest in the M&A industry in 2016, and earned these honours by standing out in a group of extremely impressive finalists. From lower middle market to multi-billion dollar deals, we are recognising the leading transactions, firms and individuals that represent the highest levels of achievement.”

BCMS was also a nominated finalist for Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year – International. Other winners on the night included KPMG, EY, and Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

Bob Goldsmith, CEO of BCMS North America, said: “It was especially fulfilling for BCMS to be recognised by our peers in this category, since providing superior customer service has been the cornerstone of our success.”

Elsewhere, The Business Owners Council has named BCMS Winner for Bee+ Best Customer Service category for 2016. The Business Owner's Council is a network of top performing entrepreneurs in regional groups across the USA, operating a programme of unique peer-to-peer events.


For further details on the M&A Advisor Awards, and to see a full list of winners, click here.

BCMS Wins M&A Deal of the Year Award 2017

BCMS Author's picture
Posted Dec 2016
All BCMS Insights