Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® and BKD, LLP Announced the Thought Leader of the Year Winner at the 2016 AM&AA Winter Conference

Share Article

The Alliance, the premiere international organization serving the educational and transactional support needs of middle market M&A professionals worldwide, in partnership with BKD has announced Carl Sheeler as the winner of the 2015 Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year at the 2016 AM&AA Winter Conference in Orlando, FL.

Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (The Alliance), the premiere international organization serving the educational and transactional support needs of middle market M&A professionals worldwide, in partnership with BKD has announced Carl Sheeler as the winner of the 2015 Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year.

Seeing a lack of recognition for leaders in this sector, in 2009, the Alliance of M&A Advisors (The Alliance) instituted the Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year award to honor individuals in the Private Middle Market Financial Community who create and advocate new ideas that add value to the marketplace, through the publication of works that promote research and higher standards of excellence. Furthermore, these contributions add to the body of knowledge serving as a solid foundation for The Alliance’s education and credentialing programs.

Carl Sheeler, managing director, Global Group Leader of Family Office & Business Strategies, from Berkeley Research Group, LLC, authored “Equity Value Enhancement: A Tool to Leverage Human and Financial Capital While Managing Risk.” The advisory community serves a significant role in not only identifying and measuring risk associated with an operating business as part of the traditional legal and financial due diligence; but to manage the risk and leverage the human capital such that value is not only known, but is created. This work promotes strategic activities for clients who are not accustomed to a holistic approach that places as much focus on human as it does on financial capital; thereby providing the entire gamut of different types of advisors and their clients a road map to elevate intangible assets.

Per Carl Sheeler, "Every day in the financial and transactional advisory services, we suit up and ‘dare greatly’. There are superstars in every industry. The buyer and seller gets the limelight in ours. But, behind the scenes thousands of hours are expended and spines are often contorted to consummate the ‘deal’. And we thrive on that elusive 'yes' between all the 'no’s' and 'maybe’s' year in and year out. That ‘yes' is our celebrated win. And it is 'OUR' win, because we can’t do it alone. Being a cohesive and collaborative team is what the Alliance of M & A Advisors (AM&AA) is about. My award is OUR win, too. Let’s have an abundant 2016. Thank you!”

"This has been the most challenging year to date in choosing the Thought Leader finalists. With such remarkable nominations of truly impressive work, our award committee found it incredibly difficult to select only five finalists. Each one of the nominees should be highly commended for their achievements. Their dedication to the middle market M&A industry is the definition of what this award is about," says Michael Nall, founder of The Alliance.

About the 2016 Winter Conference
The award was presented at the 2016 AM&AA Winter Conference, January 13-15. The conference successfully brought together over 350 M&A dealmakers to define the trends, challenges and opportunities in middle market activity now. In response to today’s shifting M&A environment, the 2016 program focused on how private equity firms and other dealmakers are responding to new pressures and what will be expected going forward.

For Thought Leader of the Year partnership opportunities and other sponsorships, please contact: info(at)amaaonline(dot)org

About The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors®
The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (The Alliance) is the premiere International Organization serving the educational and resource needs of the middle market M&A profession. Formed in 1998 to bring together CPAs, attorneys and other experienced corporate financial advisors, The Alliance's professional services firms - including some of the most highly recognized leaders in the industry-draw upon their combined transactional expertise to better serve the needs of their middle market clients worldwide. The Alliance members represent sellers and buyers of businesses ranging from $5 to $500 million in transaction value. Their services are seller representation, buyer representation, due diligence, accounting, financing, business valuation, tax planning, legal, strategic advisory, and many other transaction services. Visit The Alliance at http://www.amaaonline.org

About BKD, LLP
A national CPA and advisory firm, can help individuals and businesses realize their goals. Our dedicated professionals offer solutions for clients in all 50 states and internationally. BKD and its subsidiaries offer clients a variety of services in accounting, audit and assurance, tax, risk management, technology, corporate finance, forensic and valuation services and wealth management. We combine the insight and ideas of multiple disciplines to provide solutions in a wide range of industries, including health care, manufacturing, distribution, financial services, construction and real estate, as well as government entities, higher education institutions and not-for-profit organizations. http://www.bkd.com/

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Diane Niederman
The Alliance of M&A Advisors
+1 (312) 856-9590
Email >
Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors
Like >
Visit website

Media