Jackson Walker Receives Three Awards at The M&A Advisor’s Distressed Investing Summit


Jackson Walker was part of The M&A Advisor’s 2017 Investment Summit where partner Patty Tomasco served as a panel moderator and the firm received three awards. The 11th Annual Turnaround Awards honor the top deals, firms, and professionals in a variety of categories related to distressed investing, reorganization and turnarounds.

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Jackson Walker received the following awards:

  • Energy Deal of the Year (Over $1B) for Patty Tomasco and Matt Cavenaugh’s work on the restructuring of Midstates Petroleum Company,
  • Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1B) for Amy Baird’s work on the Chapter 11 restructuring and asset sale of Walter Energy, and
  • Divestiture Deal of the Year (Over $50MM to $100MM) for the carve-out of Total Plastics from A.M. Castle by Prophet Equity.

“The award winners represent the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry in 2016 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates,” David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President of The M&A Advisor said in a press release. “In an environment that is increasingly demanding of its professionals we have recognized the leading transactions, firms and individuals that represent the highest levels of performance.”

The M&A Advisor is a publication that covers insight and intelligence on M&A activity. The 2017 Distressed Investing Summit was an exclusive “Think Tank Forum” symposium that was attended by roughly 200 professionals.

Patty Tomasco moderated a panel presentation titled, “Running Out of Steam: Energy Sector in Distress” covering the energy and other commodity pricing, contested valuation and fulcrum security issues in a commodity environment.

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