Business Development Asia LLC (“BDA”) has been named “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” by The M&A Advisor.  BDA won the same award in 2010.  The M&A Advisor Awards and Summit is one of the most authoritative annual investment banking events.  It celebrates the accomplishments of leading advisory firms and dealmakers, and provides a forum for “thought leaders.”

The M&A Advisor also honored 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners David Bonderman, Chairman of TPG; Jack Butler, Partner at Skadden, Arps; Mario Garnero; Rajiv Luthra; Alexis Rodzianko and Wang Wei.

Euan Rellie, co-founder of BDA, said, “We’re really pleased to be recognized as a leader and a pioneer.  We’ve worked hard over 16 years to build a preeminent firm worldwide.  It’s exciting to see our efforts begin to pay off.  BDA will continue to grow, carefully but confidently.  We’re grateful to our clients, to our staff, to our partners at William Blair, and to all the counterparties with whom we do business.”

Euan Rellie spoke on a summit panel entitled “China/U.S. Investment: A Nuanced Landscape.” Justine Mannering, Director in BDA’s New York office, was a panelist in the session “Emerging Markets – M&A in the BRICs & Next 11.”

BDA has so far closed sixteen transactions in 2012, working for clients such as Edenred, General Bearing, ICICI, Larsen & Toubro, Prudential plc, Sofipa, SRG Global, TATA Motors, Totoku Electric, and Wockhardt.  2012 has been a record year for the firm, and BDA is moving into 2013 with a record pipeline of new business.

With 16 years of cross-border transaction experience, BDA has become the largest pan-Asian investment banking firm.  BDA is advising on an increasing flow of outbound M&A from Asia.  This trend will accelerate in the coming years.

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 Investment Banking Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor in both 2012 and 2010.  BDA is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Bahrain, Seoul and Tokyo.  BDA formed a partnership with William Blair & Company in 2011.  Further information is available at www.bdapartners.com.

For more information, please contact Euan Rellie in New York on (+1) 212 265 5300 or erellie@bdallc.com.

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