SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS – September 30, 2009 – Insight Equity (“Insight”) is pleased to announce that they have been honored for the 2nd consecutive year as “Private Equity Sponsor of the Year” by The M&A Advisor. “We are proud to have received this recognition from The M&A Advisor”, said Conner Searcy, a Partner with Insight. “We have closed three new transactions in this difficult environment, and our goal is to increase this pace as the opportunity set increases for our strategy.”
Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of The M&A Advisor, commented, “In these tough economic times we should applaud firms that have stepped up to the plate to make important middle market deals possible. All middle-market financing award recipients—both multi-national and boutique-sized—are true industry leaders and it is our honor to recognize them.”
Award recipients of The M&A Advisor's fourth annual U.S. Middle-Market Financing Awards were announced on September 23, 2009. An independent panel of judges representing a cross-section of the M&A industry selected the winners in three categories from among 51 competing finalists.
The judges invited to jury this round of awards from The M&A Advisor are experienced industry professionals, including financial professionals, academics, consultants and service providers. Judges are volunteers and are not past or present employees of, or consultants to, The M&A Advisor. Also, they had no financial or business affiliation with the organization.
Judging is based on several criteria, including quantitative factors such as transaction value, impact on shareholder/company value and market share. Qualitative considerations include impact of transaction on the market/industry, ingenuity in structuring and/or negotiations, diligence and perseverance in consummating the deal and other unique attributes.
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About Insight Equity
Insight Equity makes control investments in strategically viable, middle market, asset intensive companies with $75 million to $1 billion in revenue across a wide range of industries. Insight specializes in partnering with companies experiencing some level of underperformance. Insight also seeks complex and challenging situations, including corporate divestitures, bankruptcies, restructurings, and private family ownership. The firm leverages a proven collaborative value creation model to facilitate operational enhancements and growth.