Allegiance Capital Wins Top M&A Award in Annual ACG Competition

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Allegiance Capital Corporation wins Deal of the Year Award for deals under $50 million, in Dallas ACG M&A Award competition.

Allegiance Capital accepts Deal of the Year Award - (L-R) Brent Earles, Don Riggs, Fred McCallister, Ricky Riggs, Ryan Stratton

This was truly a team effort and we were pleased that Future Telecom chose Allegiance Capital to represent them, and it was a pleasure to work with Tower Arch Capital to get the deal closed.” Fred McCallister - SVP Allegiance Capital

Allegiance Capital Corporation, a Dallas-based, award-winning investment bank continues to add to its large collection of M&A awards. On, May 5, the firm won the Deal of the Year Award, for deals under $50 million in value, during the Association for Corporate Growth’s (ACG) annual Dallas M&A Awards.

Allegiance Capital was also recognized as a finalist in deals between $50 million and $100 million for its work on the acquisition of Lone Star by General Finance, and Brent Earles, Senior Vice President was named as a finalist in the Dealmaker of the Year competition. More than 200 ACG members and guests attended the prestigious event held at the W-Hotel in downtown Dallas.

The Deal of the Year under $50 million in value was the acquisition of Future Telecom by Tower Arch Capital. The transaction was managed by Fred McCallister and Brent Earles, both SVP’s for the firm. “We are very pleased to be recognized by our peers for the work we did on the Future Telecom deal,” stated McCallister.

“It was a real honor to have Don and Ricky Riggs, the owners of Future Telecom and Ryan Stratton, a partner with Tower Arch Capital present when we won the award,” he continues. “This was truly a team effort and we were pleased that Future Telecom chose Allegiance Capital to represent them, and it was a pleasure to work with Tower Arch Capital to get the deal closed.”

The Dallas ACG Chapter is now the third largest in the nation, and Earles was also a finalist in the chapter’s Dealmaker of the Year competition. “There are a lot of great dealmakers in the Dallas ACG chapter, and it was truly an honor to be selected as a finalist in the competition,” Earles said.

The Lone Star acquisition was managed by John Sloan, Vice Chairman, and Steven Sarwin, Sr. Vice President. “There were a lot of tough, amazing deals closed by ACG members in the last year, and we are just thrilled the Lone Star transaction was recognized as one of the best,” said Sloan.

During 2014 Allegiance Capital won numerous M&A Awards from highly recognized organizations such as: Energy Deal of the Year from the New York City ACG chapter, Healthcare and Energy Deals of the Year from M&A Advisor, as well as Energy Deal of the Year during the Global M&A Awards. Sloan received the Who’s Who in Energy award for energy deals closed during 2014. He has won the award for three consecutive years. He was also selected as one of America’s Top 50 Dealmakers during the M&A Atlas Awards and was a finalist for the M&A Advisor Deal Maker of the year Award.

About Allegiance Capital Corporation
Allegiance Capital Corporation is an award-winning investment bank that specializes in financing and selling middle-market businesses. Allegiance Capital Corporation has been named to American City Business Journal’s distinguished list of Who’s Who in Energy for 2012, 2013, and 2014. In addition, the firm has won multiple awards in 2014 that recognizes the value it delivers to clients, including: M&A Advisor Awards - M&A Deal of the Year for deals $25 - $50 Million and Energy Deal of the Year for deals $50 - $100 Million, ACG New York - Energy Deal of the Year, Americas Atlas M&A Awards - U.S. Private Equity Deal of the Year, and Healthcare Deal of the Year. Allegiance Capital has offices in: Dallas, New York , Chicago, Minneapolis, and Monterrey, Mexico and is a member of the Globalscope Partners worldwide network of 44 investment banks in 38 countries. Subscribe to the Capital Ideas blog by visiting: http://www.allcapcorp.com/blog. Follow Allegiance Capital Corporation on LinkedIn and Twitter: @ALLCAP.

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