Selected as finalist for Firm of the Year, Private Equity Professional of the Year, and two Deal of the Year Categories
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, August 31, 2023 – Blackford Capital, a leading lower middle market private equity firm, today announced it has been named a finalist for three 2023 M&A Advisor Awards including Private Equity Firm of the Year.
In addition to Private Equity Firm of the Year, the company’s sale of Quality Aluminum Products to Gibraltar Industries was named a finalist in both the Industrial Deal of the Year ($50MM – $100MM) and Private Equity Deal of the Year ($50MM-75MM) categories, and Managing Director Jeff Johnson was named a Private Equity Professional of the Year finalist.
“To be recognized by The M&A Advisor as a finalist in this breadth of award categories is a testament to the caliber and commitment to excellence of the entire Blackford Capital team,” said Martin Stein, Blackford Capital’s founder and managing director. “In one of the most challenging private equity environments in recent memory, everyone on the team has remained focused on helping our portfolio companies achieve the highest levels of customer success and profitability, while also creating value for our investors and management teams.”
Having won six M&A Advisor awards since 2016 – including Private Equity Firm of the Year in 2022, 2021 and 2018, Blackford Capital received Deal of the Year honors in 2017 and 2015 and Private Equity Professional of the Year, Martin Stein, in 2016 – these nominations continue Blackford’s legacy of recognition by the industry’s leading business and private equity institutions. In addition to M&A Advisor, Blackford has also been recognized by ACG Detroit with the 2023 M&A Dealmaker of the Year Award and was awarded the 2023 Small Markets Deal of the Year by both Buyouts Magazine and Global M&A Network Atlas Awards.
The winners of the M&A Advisor awards will be announced during the 2023 Future of Dealmaking Summit in New York City in November.
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