TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Morrison Park Advisors is pleased to announce that it is now an exclusive partner firm of IMAP, a global organization of leading independent merger and acquisition advisory firms, with significant strength in cross-border assignments, emerging markets and developing economies. With offices in more than 40 countries and more than 400 experienced transaction advisors, MPA's relationship with IMAP gives us a global presence and access to greater cross-border merger and acquisition opportunities.
IMAP offers local expertise with unparalleled global connections. Formed in 1973, IMAP began as a group of M&A practitioners dedicated to each other through cooperative actions and volunteer efforts. Since then, IMAP has evolved and grown into a worldwide operation: with integrated business practices that support IMAP's ability to serve its clients; a professional staff; and a large team of committed transaction advisors. In 2013 IMAP celebrates 40 years of successful global collaboration and the successful completion of thousands of transactions.
Every business day, somewhere in the world, an IMAP advisor is closing an M&A transaction.
IMAP achieves consistently high rankings for number of announced M&A transactions, as follows:
|Deals with Values up to US$200 million|
|Ernst & Young||Ernst & Young||Rothschild|
|Lazard||M&A International||Houlihan Lokey|
|Morgan Stanley||Lazard||Morgan Stanley|
|* Indicates a tie. Rankings are based on the Thomson Reuters League Table that includes announced transactions closed 2012 valued under $200 million. Thomson Reuters League Table are based upon a single set of globally consistent criteria, submission guidelines, transactions and eligibility rules, allowing interested parties to actually analyze transactions from around the world.|
|Deals with Values up to US$500 million|
|Morgan Stanley||Ernst & Young||Morgan Stanley|
|Goldman Sachs||Morgan Stanley||Lazard|
|Rankings are based on the Thomson Reuters League Table that includes announced transactions closed 2012 valued under $500 million. Thomson Reuters League Table are based upon a single set of globally consistent criteria, submission guidelines, transactions and eligibility rules, allowing interested parties to actually analyze transactions from around the world.|
For more information please visit http://www.imap.com/
MPA Morrison Park Advisors Inc.
MPA Morrison Park Advisors Inc. is a Canadian independent investment banking firm providing financial and strategic advisory services for clients requiring specialized investment banking expertise. MPA serves some of Canada's largest corporate and government clients and many private or earlier stage companies. MPA focuses on assisting clients that are undergoing significant strategic events such as equity or debt capital raising, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings. MPA has also been engaged to provide products or services in a number of special situations such as formal valuations, fairness opinions, negotiations, special committees of Boards of Directors, initial credit ratings, expert testimony, policy development and market analysis. MPA does not provide equity research, sales and trading, asset management or lending services.
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