BCMS Announced as Finalist for the 9th Annual International M&A Awards

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BCMS has been recognized as a finalist in three categories of the highly respected International M&A Awards selected annually by The M&A Advisor, the world’s premier “think tank” and leadership organization for M&A, restructuring and financing professionals.

The BCMS-advised 2016 sale of Allworld Exhibitions (“Allworld”) to UBM plc (“UBM”) is under consideration for:


  • M&A Deal of the Year ($250mm – $500mm)
  • Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($250mm – $500mm), and
  • Cross Border Deal of the Year ($250mm – $500mm).

The acquisition of Allworld Exhibitions by UBM was one of the largest and most complex deals in the mid-market in 2016. BCMS designed and managed a highly competitive process, with strong interest from both corporate buyers and leading global private equity funds, which achieved one of the highest valuations ever paid for an events business. Read more about the deal here.

The award winners will be announced at the 9th Annual International M&A Awards Gala on Monday, June 12th at the New York Athletic Club.

“For the third year in a row, the increase of cross border M&A eclipsed the growth of domestic M&A during 2016.” said David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor. “The 9th Annual International M&A Awards celebrate the creativity, perseverance and ingenuity of our industry’s leading corporate finance professionals whose contribution to the global M&A market benefits businesses and consumers across the world.”

For a detailed list of all of the Award Finalists for the 9th Annual International M&A Awards, please CLICK HERE.

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