ATLANTA, GA VRA Partners is pleased to announce that two of its completed transactions have been nominated as finalists for the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.  The Acquisition of Reed’s Metals, Inc. by Union Corrugating Company was named a finalist in the Materials Deal of the Year, Industrials Deal of the Year ($50mm – $100mm), Corporate / Strategic Deal of the Year ($50mm – $75mm), and the Private Equity Deal of the Year ($50mm – $75mm)  categories, and the Acquisition of Garvin Industries, Inc. by Southwire Company, LLC  was named a finalist in the Industrials Deal of the Year ($10mm – $50mm), Technology Deal of the Year ($25mm – $50mm), Corporate / Strategic Deal of the Year ($25mm – $50mm), and the M&A Deal of the Year ($25mm – $50mm) categories.

This year’s winners will be announced at the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the New York Athletic Club in New York.

“Founded in 1998, The M&A Advisor introduced the awards program in 2002. Since then, we have been recognizing our industry’s most notable dealmakers, firms, and transactions. Today’s geopolitical climate presents our industry professionals and the businesses they serve with unique challenges,” said Roger Aguinaldo, founder of The M&A Advisor. “This year’s finalists exemplify the fortitude, perseverance, and ingenuity required not only to get the deal done but to excel in the field of mergers and acquisitions. It is truly an honor for The M&A Advisor and for me, personally, to recognize the contributions of the 2019 award finalists.”

VRA Partners (“VRA”) is an Atlanta-based, independent investment bank providing M&A, capital raising and strategic advisory services to leading middle-market businesses and private equity firms.  VRA also assists companies with raising capital for growth, acquisitions, recapitalization, going-private and management buy-out transactions, and provides valuations and strategic advisory services. VRA’s professionals bring unsurpassed experience and resources from world-class institutions to a partner-driven, client-focused approach to every transaction.  VRA Partners is a Member FINRA/SIPC.