20 June 2014

BDA named M&A Advisor of the Year at the 2014 ACG New York Champion’s Awards

June 20, 2014

Business Development Asia LLC (“BDA”) was named M&A Advisor of the Year at the ACG Champion’s Awards, held on June 19th in New York. ACG New York is the leading association for middle market dealmaking professionals: private equity and debt providers, M&A advisors, corporate executives, accountants, attorneys and other service providers. The prestigious Champion’s Awards celebrate the accomplishments of leading advisory firms and dealmakers across the middle market.

Euan Rellie, co-founder of BDA, said, “We’re proud to be the M&A Advisor of the Year. We are grateful to our clients, to ACG, our staff, and our partners in the industry, including most notably William Blair. We’ve worked hard to build a distinct and high quality firm, and now that work is yielding rewards”.

BDA has worked on cross-border transactions involving Asia, Europe, and North America, for clients including AGY, CITIC Capital, Clariant, Ecolab, General Bearing, Henkel, ICICI, Larsen & Toubro, Life Technologies, Molex, Navis Capital, Prudential plc, Sofipa, SRG Global, TATA Motors, Totoku Electric, Vinh Hoan, Weir, and Wockhardt.

With nearly 18 years of cross-border transaction experience, BDA has become the leading independent pan-Asian investment banking firm. BDA is advising on an increasing flow of outbound M&A from Asia, and representing clients across the globe from our 10 offices in New York, London, Bahrain, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo.

The same evening, BDA received an award for “Consumer Deal of the Year” for the sale of AgFeed China to Ningbo Tech Bank. BDA acted as exclusive financial advisor on the AgFeed China divestiture process. BDA identified and approached the optimal buyers in the US, Europe and China to maximize outcome for the stakeholders. BDA worked on the transaction alongside industry-leading professionals including Keith Maib at Mackinac Partners, Selig Sacks at Foley & Lardner LLP, and Bob Brady at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP.

About BDA
Business Development Asia LLC (“BDA”) is a leader in cross-border investment banking. BDA advises on M&A, capital raising, and restructuring. BDA has been consistently owned and managed by the same team since 1996. BDA has a track record of providing independent advice to blue-chip corporate and financial sponsor clients from North America, Europe and Asia. BDA was named M&A Advisory Firm of the Year at The ACG Champion’s Awards in 2014. BDA is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Bahrain, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo. BDA formed a partnership with William Blair & Company in 2011. BDA carries out its US securities business through BDA Advisors Inc., a broker-dealer registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a member of FINRA and SIPC. www.bdapartners.com

For more information, please contact Euan Rellie or Justine Mannering in New York on +1 212 265 5300.

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