Press Release July 15, 2013

Goodwin Recognized for M&A Work at ACG New York Champion's Awards

ACG New York, the leading association in New York for dealmaking professionals, and The M&A Advisor recently announced the names of 31 winners of the third annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards, recognizing companies, individual dealmakers and transactions driving middle market growth through mergers and acquisitions in the New York area.

Goodwin partner Chris Nugent and associate Liam Timoney won the Cross-Border deal of the year award for their work on the acquisition of AndersonBrecon Inc. and Brecon Holdings Limited by Packaging Coordinators, Inc., and Goodwin partner David Van Horne won the Healthcare/Life Sciences deal of the year award for his work in Catterton Partners investment in NJOY, Inc.

Several Goodwin deals and attorneys were nominated and named as finalists in various categories:

The acquisition of AndersonBrecon Inc. and Brecon Holdings Limited by Packaging Coordinators, Inc. led by Nugent and Timoney was a finalist for:
• M&A Deal of the Year (Over $200 million up to $500 million)
• Cross-Border Deal of the Year (Over $250 million)
• Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year (Over $250 million)
• Sector Transaction of the Year: Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year
• Sector Transaction of the Year: Industrial Manufacturing/Distribution

The acquisition of Environmental Drilling Solutions by Element Partners & CSL Energy Fund led by partners Mark Burnett and Joshua Klatzkin was a finalist for:
• M&A Deal of the Year (Over $100 million up to $200 million)
• Sector Transaction of the Year: Professional Services (B-to-B)
• Energy Deal of the Year

The recapitalization of Industrial Color Brands by Webster Capital led by partner John LeClaire was a finalist for:
• M&A Deal of the Year (Up to $50 million)
• Sector Transaction of the Year: Professional Services (B-to-B)

Catterton Partners investment in NJOY, Inc. led by Van Horne was a finalist for:
• Sector Transaction of the Year: Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year
• Sector Transaction of the Year: Technology, Media, Telecom
• Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year (Up To $200 million)

Criteria used by the judges included the importance of the transaction, product, service or dealmaker to the industry and also the level of creativity, resourcefulness and perseverance it took to complete the deal.