Allegiance Capital Announced as Finalist for the 4th Annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards

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A large energy transaction executed by Dallas-based Allegiance Capital has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious New York Champions Awards M&A competition conducted by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

"This was a challenging transaction that truly demonstrated the capabilities of Allegiance Capital to close a complex transaction and meet both the buyer’s and seller’s expectations." John Sloan - Vice Chairman- Allegiance Capital

ACG® New York and The M&A Advisor have announced the finalists in 38 different categories for the 4th Annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards. Allegiance Capital was named a finalist in the middle market Energy transaction category.

Allegiance Capital has been selected from hundreds of nominees in the first stage of evaluation and the independent panel of judges will now focus their attention on the challenging task of selecting the ultimate award winners.

The winners for Transaction, Firm and Individual award categories will be announced at the 4th Annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards Gala on Thursday, June 19th at the Metropolitan Club.

“ACG New York is thrilled to recognize and celebrate the significant accomplishments our members have made driving the growth of middle market companies over the past year”, said Martin L. Okner, president of ACG New York and managing director, SHM Corporate Navigators(tm). “This year marks our fourth annual event celebrating deals, firms and dealmakers in the New York region.”

“The 4th Annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards finalists represent the best of M&A in the New York area in 2014 and Allegiance Capital earned these honors by distinguishing themselves in a group of very impressive contestants,” said David Fergusson, President of The M&A Advisor. “Allegiance Capital representing the best of the industry, has demonstrated creativity and perseverance in today’s challenging climate.”

“We are extremely proud to be selected as a finalist in New York’s ACG competition,” stated John Sloan, Vice-Chairman for Allegiance Capital and a member of the two-man team from Allegiance who executed the transaction. “Bill van Wagner, my partner during the transaction, and I are honored to be recognized as a finalist and look forward to attending the awards ceremonies. This was a challenging transaction that truly demonstrated the capabilities of Allegiance Capital to close a complex transaction and meet both the buyer’s and seller’s expectations.”

For a detailed list of all of the Award Finalists for the 4th Annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards, please click here.

To register for the 4th Annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards Gala, please click here.

About Allegiance Capital Corporation

Allegiance Capital Corporation is an investment bank that specializes in financing and selling businesses in the middle market. Allegiance Capital Corporation was recently named to American City Business Journal’s distinguished list of Who’s Who in Energy 2013, in addition to being named third on the list of 2011 Largest Investment Banking Firms in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal. Allegiance Capital Corporation has won multiple awards recognizing the value it delivers to clients, including 2009 Dealmaker of the Year (Dallas Business Journal), 2008 Boutique Investment Bank of the Year (M&A Advisor), and 2006 Investment Bank of the Year (Dallas Business Journal). Subscribe to the Capital Ideas blog by visiting: Follow Allegiance Capital Corporation on LinkedIn and Twitter: @ALLCAP.

About ACG New York

Where Private Capital Meets New York
ACG® New York, Inc. (, the founding chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth, is the leading membership organization in New York that facilitates relationship building and focused education for middle market deal-making professionals.

Each year over 8,000 professionals participate in ACG New York' s 70+ networking and educational events in New York City and Westchester and on Long Island, including healthcare, manufacturing & logistics, and retail conferences. ACG Deal-Source® and ACG Capital Connection® events put buyers together with funding sources in scheduled private meetings and bring M&A specialists together for open networking.

The organization’s annual Champion’s Awards recognize the year’s outstanding middle market firms and deals, while its Education Cup competition honors the best graduate business school team from the New York City area for M&A counseling prowess. These and other programs have spurred ACG New York’s rapid growth in recent years, with membership now exceeding 1,000. This year ACG New York is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

About The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past sixteen years, the firm has established the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals. Today, it has the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry’s top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services. To learn more visit

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