M&A Advisor announced that Headwaters MB has been awarded the Cross Border Corporate/Strategic Acquisition Deal of the Year for advising Lapmaster Group Holdings in its acquisition of Peter Wolters GmbH this past week at the 7th Annual International M&A Awards in New York.

“As cross border M&A volumes return and promise to exceed pre-crisis level, we are witnessing an unprecedented transformation of local market firms and dealmakers into global M&A experts whose intimate knowledge and expertise in the cultural, financial and legal arenas are redefining our industry,” says David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor. “The 2015 International M&A Award winners represent the best of the cross border M&A industry in 2014 who earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists.”

Philip W. Seefried, Headwaters’ Founder & CEO, said, “A critical capability of Headwaters is our global reach; we have enjoyed great success with cross border executions and continue to build resources to further strengthen the company in this regard. This year, we closed several milestone international deals for our clients. We are honored that our work continues to be recognized by both The M&A Advisor and The Global M&A Network.”

Len LaPorta, Managing Director in the Industrial Group at Headwaters, added: “This was a transformative transaction for Lapmaster as Peter Wolters was a perfect complement to our client’s product and regional footprint. The transaction was very complicated given cross border considerations, tax issues, significant operational restructuring, transition agreements related to a corporate divestiture, and complex intellectual property matters. We worked with Lapmaster’s excellent team to address these issues and facilitate a smooth post-merger integration."

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