Business Development Asia LLC (“BDA”) won two awards at the 2013 Americas M&A Atlas Awards, held by the Global M&A Network:

• “Boutique Investment Bank of the Year”

• “Manufacturing & Services Deal of the Year (under $250m)” for the acquisition, by Sherwin-Williams, of Changzhou Pulanna Coating Co

With 17 years of cross-border transaction experience, BDA is regularly recognized as being at the forefront of Asia-US and Asia-Europe dealflow.

BDA is seeing increasing outbound M&A from Asia. We believe that this trend will accelerate over the coming years.

BDA was represented at the awards by Justine Mannering, Managing Director, as well as Ranga Covindassamy, Kimberly Tong, and Christophe Lirola.

Euan Rellie, Senior Managing Director and co-founder of BDA, said, “We’re really pleased that BDA has been acknowledged as a leader and a pioneer. We continue to grow, carefully but confidently. We expect to report record revenues and profits in 2013. 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.”

BDA advised The Sherwin-Williams Company on its acquisition of Changzhou Pulanna Coating Co, a leading Chinese manufacturer of automotive coatings. Sherwin-Williams is a global leader in paints and coatings.

About BDA
Business Development Asia LLC (“BDA”) is a leader in cross-border investment banking in Asia. 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 Boutique Investment Bank of the Year by M&A Atlas Awards in 2013, and 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, Bahrain, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo. BDA formed a partnership with William Blair & Company in 2011. www.bdapartners.com

For more information, please contact Euan Rellie in New York on +1 212 265 5300, Charles Maynard in Beijing on +86 10 5737 9029, or Andrew Huntley in London on +44 20 7182 4518.

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