Dickinson Wright PLLC Client is a Finalist for the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

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Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that its clients, Blackford Capital, is a finalist for the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that its client, Blackford Capital, is a finalist for the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.

The finalists have been selected from the nominees in the first stage of evaluation and an independent panel of judges will select the ultimate award winners that will be announced at the Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 6th at the New York Athletic Club. For more information, please visit http://www.maadvisor.com.

The deal being recognized is Blackford Capital’s acquisition of Online Tech Stores (OTS) and is a finalist for the following awards:

Industrials Deal of the Year ($50MM - $100MM)
Private Equity Deal of the Year ($50MM - $100MM)
M&A Deal of the Year ($75MM - $100MM)

Dickinson Wright represented Blackford Capital in the deal. The team was led by John Schuring (Member, Grand Rapids) and Zan Nicolli (Member, Troy) and included William E. Elwood (Member, Washington, DC), Jacob S. Frenkel (Member, Washington, DC), Craig W. Hammond (Member, Troy), Thomas D. Hammerschmidt Jr. (Ann Arbor, MI), Mark R. High (Member, Detroit), Timothy H. Howlett (Member, Detroit), Benjamin W. Kennedy (Member, Reno), Amy M. Kwiatkowski (Member, Detroit), Scott A. MacGriff (Member, Washington, DC), Anna M. Maiuri (Member, Troy), Craig A. Phillips (Member, Grand Rapids), William P. Shield Jr. (Member, Detroit), J. Troy Terakedis (Member, Columbus), Bruce C. Thelen (Member, Detroit), Seth B. Waxman (Member, Washington, DC), Jeffrey G. York (Member, Grand Rapids), Kenneth K. Ching (Of Counsel, Reno), Roberta P. Granadier (Of Counsel, Troy), Ralph Z. Levy Jr. (Of Counsel, Nashville), Gregory J. Guest (Associate, Grand Rapids), Zane S. Hatahet (Associate, Detroit), and Joshua E. Porte (Associate, Nashville).

Blackford Capital
Founded in 2000, Blackford Capital is a private equity investment firm headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Blackford Capital makes majority control investments in founder and family-owned, lower middle-market manufacturing, distribution, and services companies. Currently, Blackford Capital has thirteen portfolio companies. For more information, visit blackfordcapital.com.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 19 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 12 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

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