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O’Keefe Top Winners at M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards

O’Keefe Top Winners at M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards

February 27, 2012

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.,– O’Keefe & Associates received two awards at The M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards at the 6th Annual Awards Gala, held at The Colony, Palm Beach Florida on Monday, January 31. O’Keefe was recognized with both Turnaround of the Year (Lower Middle Market) and Industrial Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year. The event was hosted by Bloomberg Television’s National Chief Correspondent Carol Massar and featured a keynote address by Dennis Shaughnessy, Chairman of FTI Consulting.

“O’Keefe & Associates represents the best of the turnaround, restructuring and distressed investing industry in 2011 and earned this honor by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists,” said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of The M&A Advisor.

The Turnaround Awards Gala honored deal-teams, deal-makers and firms whose activities set the standard for the industry. O’Keefe & Associates was chosen from more than 160 nominees representing more than 250 companies to receive the awards. An independent judging committee of industry experts determined the ultimate recipients of the awards. Winners were revealed “Academy-Award style” at the gala.

“We are proud that our firm, once again, has achieved an outstanding result in a difficult transaction. The preservation of owner’s equity and employees jobs is at the forefront of our successful efforts. Through the tireless effort of our team, we were able to keep ownership intact for the client work we have been recognized for and save jobs for the second largest employer in the client company’s hometown base of operations. I am proud of our turnaround team’s successes,” said Pat O’Keefe, CEO of O’Keefe & Associates.

O’KEEFE & ASSOCIATES is a financial consulting firm specializing in turnaround consulting, corporate finance, debt restructuring, business valuations, litigation support, creditor and bankruptcy services, business strategy advisory, forensic accounting, and due diligence on M&A transactions. Established in 2001, the company has locations in Bloomfield Hills and Grand Rapids, Michigan and in Chicago. For more information, visit www.okeefeandassociates.com.

The Annual Distressed Investing Summit and Turnaround Awards Gala is the premier event for professionals in the distressed investing, restructuring and turnaround industry.

For a detailed list of all of the Award Winners for the 6th Annual Turnaround Awards, or for more information, please visit at www.maadvisor.com or contact The M&A Advisor at 718-997-7900.

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