21 November 2012

BDA wins two awards at The Asia Pacific M&A Atlas Awards

November 21, 2012

Business Development Asia LLC (“BDA”) has won two more industry awards at the Asia Pacific M&A Atlas Awards held by the Global M&A Network in Hong Kong. BDA was awarded “Boutique M&A Investment Bank of the Year” and “Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year” for its work on MKS Instruments’ acquisition of Plasmart Inc.

The 5th Annual Asia Pacific M&A Atlas Awards is part of the Global M&A Network’s M&A Atlas Awards global brand, which honors top deals, deal teams, and outstanding firms from the Asia Pacific and Oceanic mergers & acquisitions, corporate, and private equity deal communities.

For 2012, a total of seventeen deals won across 12 categories of Asia Pacific deal awards and 5 regional deal award categories of China, Japan, South East Asia, South Korea and Oceanic awards from a competitive pool of 293 deals evaluated this year per eligibility standards.

Seventeen firms were honored in the outstanding “Firm of the Year” categories for successfully closing exceptional deals that demonstrated the winning firm’s regional and global resourcefulness, depth of expertise, excellence in client service, firm leadership and talents of the team. BDA won the “Boutique M&A Investment Bank of the Year” category.

Paul DiGiacomo, BDA Managing Director and Head of Hong Kong office, said, “We’re pleased to be recognized again as a leading advisor in our market.”

Euan Rellie, co-founder and Senior Managing Director in New York said, “2012 has been a record year for BDA, even in fragile global markets, and we have good visibility of a strong flow of business through the end of 2012 and H1 2013. All our offices are doing well.”

In August 2012, BDA advised MKS Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity. MKS acquired Korean company, Plasmart Inc., a developer of radio frequency (RF) plasma generation and monitoring systems for the semiconductor, flat panel display, AMOLED and solar photovoltaic industries.

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, and has built a track record of providing independent advice to blue-chip corporate and financial sponsor clients from North America, Europe and Asia. BDA was named Investment Banking Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor in December 2010. BDA is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Bahrain, Seoul and Tokyo. Further information on BDA is available at www.bdapartners.com

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