Sawaya Segalas wins “Deal of the Year” for the Second Year in a Row
October 26, 2012 — Sawaya Segalas & Co., LLC (“Sawaya Segalas”) is pleased to announce that it recently earned recognition, for the 2nd consecutive year, for the Consumer Goods & Services Deal of the Year by The Global M&A Network as part of the M&A Atlas Awards (Americas – Middle Markets) event held on October 24, 2012. Sawaya Segalas received the award for its role advising Prestige Brands, Inc. in its purchase of 17 over-the-counter brands from GlaxoSmithKline PLC for approximately $660 million in a transaction that closed in January 2012.
The Americas M&A Atlas Awards is part of the M&A Atlas Awards global brand, honoring top deals, deal-makers, and firms from North American and South American middle-market mergers and acquisitions communities. Award winners are selected independently based on an identifiable set of deal performance criteria.
Fuad Sawaya, Co-founder and Managing Director of Sawaya Segalas commented, “This is a prestigious award to receive from the Global M&A Network but, more importantly, the transaction represents a major step in Prestige Brands’ transformation into becoming one of the world’s leading consumer health companies. We have long stood by the side of Prestige Brands and are humbled, not only by the award, but by the opportunity to support Prestige Brands in achieving a highly strategic and successful outcome.”
“Deals advised by Sawaya Segalas & Co. showed value generation for the seller and the acquirer” said Raj Kashyap, Managing Partner of Global M&A Network. “Importantly, Sawaya Segalas role as an advisor on top winning deals, illustrates the firm’s expertise, professional leadership, and commitment to their clients.”
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About Sawaya Segalas & Co., LLC
Sawaya Segalas is a dynamic and growing boutique investment bank formed exclusively to serve clients in the Consumer industry. The firm’s engagements have included both buy-side and sell-side transactions for well-known public and private companies, and private equity firms. Moreover, the firm’s knowledge of brands, private label products, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, channels, buyers, deal dynamics, decision makers and deal sensitivities uniquely positions it to achieve success in consumer-related assignments. Additional information about Sawaya Segalas can be found at www.SawayaSegalas.com.