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Three Turnaround Veterans to Receive The 2015 M&A Advisor Leadership Award

February 23, 2015, 07:23 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

The M&A Advisor is proud to announce that Peter S. Kaufman, President and Head of Restructuring and Distressed M&A at Gordian Group, Randall S. Eisenberg, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Turnaround & Restructuring Services practice at AlixPartners, and J. Scott Victor, Founder and Managing Director at SSG Capital Advisors, are each recipients of the 2015 M&A Advisor Leadership Award. Randall, Peter, and Scott are to be honored for their contribution to and accomplishments in our industry at the 9th Annual Turnaround Awards Gala on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Palm Beach, FL.

A celebrated industry veteran, Peter S. Kaufman has extensive experience advising companies, boards of directors and shareholders, as well as buyers, sellers and governmental agencies. In addition to his leadership of the restructuring practice at Gordian, Peter co-manages Bacchus Capital Management. Peter is also the co-author of two books on distressed investment, both definitive works in the field, Distressed Investment Banking: To the Abyss and Back, and the recently published Equity Holders Under Siege: Strategies and Tactics for Distressed Businesses. Most recently Peter was ranked the #1 national investment banker in financial restructuring by The Deal.

A certified turnaround professional and a certified public accountant, Randall Eisenberg is recognized for advising senior management teams, boards of directors, equity sponsors, and creditor constituents in the transformation of stagnant or underperforming companies. Randall was recently inducted into the Turnaround Management Association's Turnaround, Restructuring and Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the association's Outstanding Contribution to the Turnaround Profession Award. Randall is a fellow of both the American College of Bankruptcy and the International Insolvency Institute.

A nationally recognized leader in the restructuring industry for over 30 years, J. Scott Victor has completed over 150 sales, refinancing and restructuring transactions in North America and Europe. Scott is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and Co-Chair of the Investment Banking Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Scott is a member of the Turnaround Management Association serving on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of TMA International as well as Vice President of Chapter Relations.

"We are honored to present Peter S. Kaufman, Randall S. Eisenberg, and J. Scott Victor with the M&A Advisor Leadership Award for their contributions to the restructuring industry," stated David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor. "These three individuals have and continue to set the bar for restructuring and reorganization professionals worldwide."

The awards will be presented at a black tie Gala at the Colony Hotel, in conjunction with the 2015 Distressed Investing Summit. The Summit is an invitation only assembly, which brings together 200 of the industry's most active dealmakers and other key market experts – academics, media, government and policy makers. Symposium delegates will engage in interactive sessions led by a faculty of over 35 industry leaders on the key issues facing the distressed investing and restructuring markets today.

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