M&A Advisor recently announced that Headwaters MB has been awarded the Deal of the Year for advising MRV Communications on the sale of Creative Electronic Systems of Geneva, Switzerland to a consortium of European private equity firms led by Vinci Capital. In the past year, Headwaters has closed five international deals with an aggregate value over a half a billion dollars.

“We are so pleased that the M&A Advisor has recognized Jerry Sturgill’s extraordinary efforts on the Creative Electronic Systems transaction,” mentioned Philip W. Seefried, CEO of Headwaters MB. “Headwaters has built a fantastic cross-border practice with over a half a billion dollars of transactions completed in the past year alone.”

David Fergusson, Senior Managing Director of The M&A Advisor added, "We are currently witnessing the unprecedented transformation of firms and dealmakers into Global leaders whose intimate knowledge and expertise in the cultural, financial and legal arenas are redefining our industry. During this period of continued uncertainty, inter-country M&A activity again outperformed domestic M&A, laying testament to the claim that business truly knows no boundaries.”

Jack B. Maier, Head of Investment Banking at Headwaters MB mentioned, “The MRV transaction won the Deal of the Year award in the category of international transactions with an enterprise value below $50 million. Headwaters is a multi-time winner of Deal of the Year awards across various categories, reflecting a history of excellence in representing our clients.”

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