Crowe Chizek Honored as Top Merger & Acquisition Firm

Crowe Chizek and Company LLC recently was honored as the top accounting firm at the 2003 "Academy Awards of Middle Market Mergers and Acquisitions."

The event, presented by M&A industry publication Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor, celebrated the top dealmakers and transactions in middle market mergers and acquisitions (M&A). CNBC's Maria Bartiromo hosted the black tie gala at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.

Award honorees were recognized for M&A transaction work valued between $10 million and $1 billion – the defined range of the middle market. Crowe Chizek's M&A clients include a significant number of middle market privately held companies throughout the U.S., multi-national firms and buyout/venture capital firms. Crowe Chizek M&A clients have included Sun Capital Partners, Inc., Trivest Partners, LP, Long Point Capital, Inc., Cerberus Capital Management, LP, The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE), Freightliner LLC, Kinderhook Capital LLC, Charter Oak Capital Partners, LP and Wells Fargo Foothill.

Services provided by Crowe Chizek M&A include acquisition strategy, deal structuring, due diligence, post merger integration services, MIS compatibility reviews and tax consulting and strategy.

"We're pleased to be recognized as the 2003 top M&A accounting firm by Mergers & Acquisition Advisor," said Mark Hildebrand, Crowe Chizek CEO. "We pride ourselves on being full-service financial advisors, working hand-in-hand with our clients to produce desired results."

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