Award – Watermill http://www.watermill.com A Strategy Driven Private Equity Partnership Mon, 05 Nov 2018 19:17:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Watermill Group’s Acquisition of Cooper & Turner Announced as Winner of the 10th Annual International M&A Awards http://www.watermill.com/watermill-groups-acquisition-cooper-turner-announced-winner-10th-annual-international-ma-awards/ Wed, 16 May 2018 13:26:45 +0000 http://www.watermill.com/?p=2269 Lexington, MA, May 15, 2018 – The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 10th Annual International M&A Awards on Friday, May 4th. The cross-border acquisition of Cooper & Turner by the Watermill Group was named a winner for Industrials Deal of the Year. Watermill will be presented the award alongside other honorees at a...

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Lexington, MA, May 15, 2018The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 10th Annual International M&A Awards on Friday, May 4th. The cross-border acquisition of Cooper & Turner by the Watermill Group was named a winner for Industrials Deal of the Year. Watermill will be presented the award alongside other honorees at a Black Tie Gala on Monday, June 18 at the Princeton Club of New York.

“Since 2009, we have been honoring the leading international M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. The Watermill Group was chosen from over 250 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize Watermill and bestow upon them our highest honor for international M&A firms and professionals,” said David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President, The M&A Advisor. “The Watermill Group represents the best of the international M&A industry in 2017 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

“We are honored to receive international recognition for our acquisition of Cooper & Turner. Led by an entrepreneurial management team, the company is an exciting multinational business that is developing a strong presence in all its global markets, particularly wind energy which is primed for growth and opportunity,” stated Julia Karol, President and CEO, Watermill Group. “The Cooper & Turner acquisition is Watermill’s second cross-border deal and we continue to find international opportunities to be a compelling fit for our strategy-driven approach.”

To learn more about Watermill’s acquisition of Cooper & Turner, please CLICK HERE.

For a complete list of the International M&A Award Winners, please CLICK HERE.

About the Watermill Group
The Watermill Group is a strategy-driven private investment firm that helps companies achieve their full potential through strategic transformation. For more than three decades, Watermill has been acquiring, operating and improving companies. Watermill looks for businesses in which it can apply a unique combination of strategic insight and management expertise to re-imagine their future and drive growth.

THE M&A ADVISOR

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past nineteen years we have established the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals. Today, we have 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 www.maadvisor.com

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The Watermill Group Wins 2017 Industrials Deal of the Year Award from The M&A Advisor http://www.watermill.com/watermill-group-wins-2017-industrials-deal-year-award-ma-advisor/ Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:39:08 +0000 http://www.watermill.com/?p=2207 News Summary On November 13, the Watermill Group won the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards Industrial Deal of the Year in the in the $50MM – $100MM category for its acquisition of Experi-Metal, Inc. The M&A Advisor Awards are widely respected as a pinnacle of achievement in the M&A industry. Watermill Group was recognized along with...

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News Summary

  • On November 13, the Watermill Group won the 2017 M&A Advisor Awards Industrial Deal of the Year in the in the $50MM – $100MM category for its acquisition of Experi-Metal, Inc.
  • The M&A Advisor Awards are widely respected as a pinnacle of achievement in the M&A industry.
  • Watermill Group was recognized along with its fellow dealmaking, restructuring, and financing nominees at the 2017 M&A Awards Gala in New York City.

Lexington, MA — November 17, 2017 — The Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm, today announced that it received the 2017 Industrials Deal of the Year Award in the $50MM-$100MM category from The M&A Advisor, the premier global network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals. The award recognizes Watermill’s August 2016 acquisition of Experi-Metal, Inc. (EMI), a leading provider of prototyping and complex metalformed parts and assemblies for the automotive and aerospace industries.

The M&A Advisor Awards, widely respected as a pinnacle of achievement in the Mergers & Acquisitions industry, recognize excellence in dealmaking, restructuring and financing, and celebrate the contributions and achievements of leading firms and professionals. The 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala was held November 13th in New York City.

“We are honored that our acquisition of EMI was selected as the Industrials Deal of the Year,” said Steven E. Karol, Managing Partner and Founder of the Watermill Group. “We saw then – and continue to see now – tremendous opportunity in the rapidly changing automotive industry, which led us to double down in the space by acquiring EMI, our second major transaction in the sector in a 12-month span. The EMI acquisition is especially unique in how it complements our 2015 purchase of Quality Metalcraft (QMC). Now working collaboratively, the two businesses offer end-to-end prototype and niche production services to OEMs, automakers and new entrants to the automotive market. It’s a relationship that’s bringing EMI and QMC customers the creativity, speed and quality they need to compete in a market that’s undergoing massive disruption.”

Watermill is a third-generation family firm and one of the oldest independent sponsors in the industry. The firm is known for leading with strategy and collaborating closely with the management teams of the companies it owns to chart a new course for growth. Watermill excels at complicated transactions, whether they involve first time sellers, are in out-of-favor industries, contain complex deal dynamics or require experience leading significant operational improvement. By maintaining a laser focus on creating value, Watermill consistently delivers above average returns.

Watermill Group’s acquisition of Experi-Metal, Inc. was named a finalist in two additional categories: Private Equity Deal of the Year ($50MM-$100MM) and M&A Deal of the Year ($50MM-$75MM). For a detailed list of all of the Award Finalists for the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, please click here.

The M&A Advisor is the preeminent organization recognizing excellence, honoring achievement, presenting thought leadership and facilitating connections among the world’s leading dealmaking professionals. The organization was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities and over the past seventeen years, the organization has established the premier global network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals.

About the Watermill Group
The Watermill Group is a strategy-driven private investment firm that helps companies achieve their full potential through strategic transformation. For more than three decades, Watermill has been acquiring, operating and improving companies. Watermill looks for businesses in which it can apply a unique combination of strategic insight and management expertise to re-imagine their future and drive growth.

 

Press Contact:

Joanna Clark

CXO Communication for Watermill

joanna@cxocommunication.com

207-712-1404

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Julia Karol and Sarah Bowen Announced As Winners of the 8th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards http://www.watermill.com/julia-karol-and-sarah-bowen-announced-as-winners-of-the-8th-annual-emerging-leaders-awards/ Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:17:04 +0000 http://www.watermill.com/?p=2190 The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created the Emerging Leader Awards to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging business leaders. Watermill Group is pleased to share that Julia Karol and Sarah Bowen were both chosen for their accomplishments and expertise from a pool of...

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The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created the Emerging Leader Awards to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging business leaders.

Watermill Group is pleased to share that Julia Karol and Sarah Bowen were both chosen for their accomplishments and expertise from a pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

“The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was born as the 40 Under 40 Awards in the United States in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. With the expansion of the Emerging Leaders program to the United Kingdom, and Europe in 2016, the 2017 US award winners join a truly global network of outstanding young professionals,” said David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor.

On Tuesday, September 19th, The M&A Advisor hosted a black tie Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to introduce the Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements.

To view the complete list of this year Emerging Leaders Award Winners CLICK HERE.

THE M&A ADVISOR

Founded in 1998, The M&A Advisor was the first dedicated media company to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions. As the world’s premier think tank and leadership organization for M&A, restructuring and corporate finance professionals, the firm provides a range of integrated services including: The M&A Advisor Forums and Summits; The M&A Advisor Market Intelligence; M&A.TV.; The M&A Advisor Live; The M&A Advisor Awards; and The M&A Advisor Connects. To learn more about the company’s Leadership Services visit www.maadvisor.com

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Watermill Group Announced as Finalist for PE Firm of the Year by M&A Advisor http://www.watermill.com/watermill-group-announced-as-finalist-for-pe-firm-of-the-year-by-ma-advisor/ Tue, 10 Nov 2015 22:25:16 +0000 http://www.watermill.com/?p=1838 Watermill Group is delighted to share that we’ve been named a finalist for Private Equity Firm of the Year in the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. In addition, Watermill has been named a finalist for Industrial Manufacturing and Distribution Deal of the Year (From $10 to $100MM) and Dale Okonow, Watermill Group Partner, was named...

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Watermill Group is delighted to share that we’ve been named a finalist for Private Equity Firm of the Year in the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. In addition, Watermill has been named a finalist for Industrial Manufacturing and Distribution Deal of the Year (From $10 to $100MM) and Dale Okonow, Watermill Group Partner, was named a finalist for Dealmaker of the Year.

Watermill is honored to be considered among the many outstanding firms nominated for Firm of the Year, including ABRY Partners, Blackford Partners, Catterton, High Road Capital Partners, Huron Capital Partners, The Carlyle Group, and Ensign Group. We look forward to celebrating with the other nominees in NYC next week as we all take a moment to acknowledge the successes of the past year.

For a detailed list of all of the Awards Finalists for the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, please click here.

THE M&A ADVISOR

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past seventeen years, through our research, reporting, publishing, symposiums and awards we have established the world’s premier network of mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and financing professionals. To learn more visit www.maadvisor.com

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