BCMS Wins Corporate / Strategic Acquisition of the Year Award
BCMS is the lead financial advisor for the “Corporate / Strategic Acquisition of the Year” at the inaugural 2014 International Financial Forum Dealmaker’s Awards
The $23.2 million sale of Compass Computer Consultants led by BCMS, a boutique, international M&A investment bank and market leader in the sale of privately owned companies, has won the inaugural 2014 International Financial Forum Dealmaker’s Corporate / Strategic acquisition of the Year award.
Hosted by The M&A Advisor Magazine in partnership with Bloomberg, and Foreign Affairs Magazine, the event recognises the very best in dealmaking talent from across the UK and Europe.
The Dealmaker’s Awards were established in 2000 and the nominated transactions were selected by an impartial judging panel, who scrutinized each deal independently, and awarded points for various aspects of the dealmaking.
The Corporate / Strategic Acquisition of the Year Award was presented at the forum in recognition of the advisory work provided by BCMS on the sale of further education software developer Compass Computer Consultants, which was acquired by Advanced Computer Software Group in January 2014. BCMS acted as lead advisor to the seller, including preparation for sale, identifying strategic buyers, and negotiating the final transaction value and structure of the deal.
BCMS Director Steve Anstey, comments: “To receive recognition in this award category is particularly satisfying because BCMS has built its reputation on its capability to find the best buyer for our clients. We know if we find the best buyer with strong and clear strategic motives to acquire, that the outcome is usually optimized for seller and buyer; the Compass sale epitomizes our approach.”
“Our sell-side clients work with a BCMS team of experts delivering each part of the transaction process to the highest standard. Our success resides in our people and it is very satisfying to see their work recognized in this way.”
BCMS also received nominations in two other award categories, namely, Technology, Media, Telecom Deal of the Year (under $100 million), and M&A Deal of the Year (between $10 to $100 million).
BCMS is a global market leader in the sale of privately owned companies, with over 240 professionals based at 23 different offices.