M&A Awards are made in recognition of excellence ** Roland Berger wins for the second time in a row ** Financial institutions see strong commitment to international M&A market.
M&A support at Roland Berger has witnessed strong growth in the last three years.
For the second time in a row, Roland Berger has won the 'M&A Consultancy of the Year: Strategic' award at the annual M&A Awards ceremony organized by the global M&A platform Mergermarket. Speaking at the famous Banqueting House in London's Whitehall on December 8, Dr. Paul Jowett, Managing Partner at Roland Berger's London office since 2012, commented on the award saying, "We are very proud to have won this important European trophy," adding, "this award shows that relevant financial institutions recognize our strong commitment to the international M&A market."
For a number of years now, Roland Berger has been busy consolidating and intensifying its activities in the field of M&A. More specifically, this has involved the bundling of its M&A expertise into a dedicated Competence Center and the setting up of a Global Investor Support Group. As Paul Jowett confirmed, "this has enabled Roland Berger to assume the leading role in the most relevant markets". Compound annual growth rates for the number of commercial due diligences performed have been in the high double digits for the last three years in the UK, France and Germany, with excellent growth rates also seen in the Netherlands and Sweden.
Every year Mergermarket organizes its 'M&A Awards' competition, an event that celebrates excellence in the European M&A industry, recognizing both companies, best practice transactions and individuals. Awards are handed out in 14 main categories, with an additional 34 awards provided for legal advisory and financial advisory across 17 different countries. The shortlist was drafted based on league table rankings (volume and value), revealing the top advisers in each category. Finalists were subsequently invited to pitch their case, with a panel of industry judges – veterans from the M&A landscape – deciding upon the winners. In their considerations, the judges assessed the strategic nature as well as the complexity of the deals worked on, the financing requirements and the ground-breaking or novel nature of the deals. The M&A Awards ceremony was held on December 8, 2015 in London's Banqueting House, Whitehall.