NEW YORK, August 27, 2021 – After an unprecedented year of dealmaking during a global pandemic and period of challenge and financial uncertainty, The M&A Advisor announced recipients of the 15th Annual Turnaround Awards, recognizing those that reached the pinnacle of the distressed investing, bankruptcy, and restructuring industry over the past year.  The Awards will be presented during a Gala dinner celebration during the 2021 Distressed Investing Summit in New York City on Wednesday, September 29.

In the category for Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year ($10MM to $100MM), Second Avenue Capital Partners and SB360 Capital Partners received an award for the Old Time Pottery transaction which included DIP Financing, Exit Financing, and Inventory Disposition (SACP’s press release re: OTP Exit Financing).  For a detailed list of the Award Winners for the 15th Annual Turnaround Awards please click here.

Winners were selected from among hundreds of nominations in category groups including Restructuring of the Year, Transaction of the Year, Refinancing of the Year, Sector Deal of the Year, Firm of the Year, Turnaround Product/Service of the Year and Professional of the Year. Evaluation of the nominees and selection of the winners was completed by prominent members and experts in the M&A, finance, and turnaround community.

“These award winners represent the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry over the past year,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor. “We are in an environment that has seen whole industries, such as retail, restaurants, leisure and hospitality experience depression-like effects. Despite it all, these professionals have helped companies during these difficult times. We recognize these leading transactions, firms and individuals that represent the highest levels of performance.”

The M&A Advisor will host a live, in-person Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, to celebrate the achievements of the 15th Annual Turnaround Awards recipientsThe Gala will cap off a day of insights, guidance from industry stalwarts, and valuable discussions at the 2021 Distressed Investing Summit; the entire content program, including the Gala, will be held at the historical and prominent New York Athletic Club in midtown Manhattan, New York. Members of the industry are invited to attend, network with fellow M&A industry leaders, and celebrate the accomplishments of these future M&A industry leaders.


The M&A Advisor –Founded in 1998, The M&A Advisor has built a leading global network of M&A, turnaround, and finance professionals across domestic and international dealmaking. Recipients of its prestigious awards are among the most respected financial professional around the world. During the past two decades, M&A Advisor has established a legacy of showcasing emerging leaders, connecting pillars of the profession, and recognizing achievement throughout the community.

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