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O’Keefe Honored with Two M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards

O’Keefe Honored with Two M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards

December 14, 2015

Financial and strategic advisory firm O’Keefe has been acknowledged as the financial advisor for two transactions that were recognized by the turnaround community as the best deals of the year for real estate and restructuring.

• “Real Estate Deal of the Year”: for the successful reorganization of a Northern Michigan golf resort, one of GolfDigest’s Top Resorts. Despite the fact that the judge ordered a 363 sale, a reorganization plan was executed preserving ownership.

• “Restructuring Deal of the Year” (From $10MM to $25MM): for the turnaround and sale of an automotive supplier. In light of the untimely death of the owner, O’Keefe executed a recapitalization resulting in a full payout to the incumbent bank seeking to exit; a resolution of a shareholder dispute; a sale to the new management; and a financial windfall to the Estate’s beneficiaries. As a result, the company’s viability was enhanced and jobs were saved.

“We continue to achieve outstanding outcomes for ownership in light of uncertain circumstances. We are proud to be recognized by our peers for developing creative solutions in unusual circumstances,” said Pat O’Keefe, Founder and CEO of O’Keefe. “I am proud to be a part of a team of professionals that never loses sight of the finish line.”

The M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards honor the top deals, firms and professionals in the distressed investing and reorganization industry. The awards will be presented on January 28th at the Awards Gala at the Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, FL. M&A Advisor is the preeminent organization recognizing excellence, honoring achievement, presenting thought leadership and facilitating connections among the world’s leading dealmaking professionals.

O’Keefe is a financial and strategic advisory firm specializing in turnaround and restructuring, strategic advisory, litigation support, and performance improvement. Established in 2001, the company has locations in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Atlanta and Chicago. For more information, visit www.okeefellc.com.