WASHINGTON D.C. – July 12, 2019 – Ankura, a leading business advisory and expert services firm, is pleased to announce its recognition for Global M&A Network’s USA Divestiture and Carve-Out Deal of the Year for middle-market deals valued at $250m-$1b. The award recognizes Ankura’s acquisition of Navigant’s Disputes, Forensics and Legal Technology (DFLT) and Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) businesses. Chairman and CEO of Ankura, Roger Carlile, was also named Corporate Growth & Strategy Leader of the Year.
The Global M&A Network evaluated more than 950 eligible deals and selected its M&A Atlas Deal of the Year Awards for value-creating deals, outstanding firms, and top dealmakers from corporate, alternative investor, and transactional communities. Award winners were honored at the M&A Atlas Awards Gala on July 11, 2019, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
“I am honored to see our team’s outstanding work recognized by our industry peers,” said Carlile. “It’s been nearly a year since bringing Navigant’s DFLT and TAS businesses to Ankura, and I couldn’t be happier with the benefits we are seeing both in terms of enhancing our client offerings and the chance to provide new and exciting opportunities for our people. With respect to being named as the Corporate Growth & Strategy Leader of the Year, that recognition rightly belongs to the many Ankura colleagues who have provided outstanding client service over the past four years, upon which our reputation, brand and resulting growth has been built.”
Ankura completed the acquisition of Navigant’s DFLT and TAS businesses in August 2018, creating a global business advisory firm with more than 1,500 employees in over 30 offices around the globe.