LockeBridge Nominated for Multiple Awards

05/10/2006

Both LockeBridge, LLC and Scott Waxler, Managing Partner of LockeBridge, were nominated as finalists by a prestigious panel of judges. LockeBridge was nominated for executing the Deal of the Year in the health care sector and Mr. Waxler was nominated for Professional of the Year in the M&A Industry.

Top Deals and Professionals will be honored June 20 in Chicago

May 10, 2006— The M&A Advisor, one of the Merger & Acquisition (M&A) industry’s leading publications has named the finalists, representing the industry’s top advisors and transactions, in preparation for its tribute to the outstanding achievements in the middle market M&A industry. The winners will be announced at a black tie awards dinner at the close of The M&A Advisor’s Conference on Tuesday, June 20 2006 at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

"We have been truly amazed at the volume of nominations for these awards and the obvious enthusiasm behind them. The response demonstrates the importance of the middle market industry to the overall health of the economy," says Roger Aguinaldo, Publisher and CEO of The M&A Advisor." The event is recognized as the Academy Awards of the M&A industry attracting the industry’s most prestigious advisors. A panel of acclaimed judges will review the entries and select the winners. As with the Academy Awards, the winners will be revealed only that evening.

The M&A Advisor is a newsletter, website, and conference publisher delivering services that provide executives, M&A professionals, and others about the intricate world of buying and selling middle market companies. For more information on the M&A Advisor go to: www.maadvisor.com.

About LockeBridge

LockeBridge is a Boston based investment banking advisory firm offering a high level of domestic and international expertise to owners of middle market companies. Our successful transaction experience includes expert representation in the sale, merger and acquisition of businesses to and for strategic buyers, financial partners, private investment groups, and publicly traded companies from around the world.

Finalists

Professional of the Year

  • Steve McLaughlin - Financial Technology Partners LLC
  • Raymond Kane - Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
  • Scott Waxler - LockeBridge, LLC
  • Forrest B. Patterson - PNC Financial Services Group
  • Cynthia M. Krus and Steven B. Boehm - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • Robert W. D'Loren - UCC Capital Corp.
  • Gary I. Levenstein - Ungaretti & Harris LLP

Computers and IT

  • Network Hardware Resale - Allied Capital Corporation
  • Sale of Apogen Technologies, Inc. to Qinetiq - Arlington Capital Partners
  • Sale of Hughes Network Systems -Hogan & Hartson, LLP
  • Summit Partners' Investment in Actix Limited - Summit Partners
  • Summit Partners' investment in SafeBoot - Summit Partners

Consumer

  • Making Memories - Peterson Partners, Inc.
  • Voss Bottled Water - TSG Consumer Partners
  • Turf Care Supply Corp. - PNC Financial Services Group
  • Aquion Water Treatment Products, LLC Senior Subordinated Note - Smith Whiley & Co. (Pelham Fund)
  • Robert Rothschild Berry Farm, Inc. - Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett, P.C.

Financial Services

  • Dune Capital Management / Dune Entertainment LLC - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Liquidnet $250,000,000 Private Placement - Financial Technology Partners LLC
  • Verifone IPO - Financial Technology Partners LLC
  • Summit Partners' investment in Focus Financial - Summit Partners
  • Creditex Placement - Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin

Healthcare-Biotech

  • PRACS Institute, Ltd. - Brown Gibbons Lang & Co.
  • SP Industries, Inc. - Lincoln International LLC
  • Precision Medical Engineering, Inc., RF Medical Devices, Inc., Neurotherm Inc. - LockeBridge, LLC
  • Meridian Bioscience, Inc. - Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
  • American Medical Instrument Holdings, Inc. - Ungaretti & Harris LLP

Manufacturing

  • Resco - PNC Financial Services Group
  • Al-jon Manufacturing, LLC - Republic Financial Corporation
  • Regal Beloit Corporation - Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
  • Alpine Engineered Products, Inc. (purchase and subsequent sale) - Stonebridge Partners
  • TransTechnology Corporation, Private Placement - Wells Fargo Securities

Retail & Distribution

  • Tim Hortons IPO - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Shari's Restaurants - Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin and Magnetar Capital LLC
  • Ziebart International - O'Keefe and Associates, LLC
  • Blair Corp - PNC Financial Services Group
  • Au Bon Pain management buyout - PNC Mezzanine Capital

Services

  • Sale of Debt and warrants by IdleAire Technologies Corp - Holland & Knight LLP
  • Forsythe Technology, Inc. - Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
  • Spin-off by Cenveo, Inc. of Supremex Inc. - Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
  • Acquisition of Conversent Communications, Inc. by CTC - Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • Integrated Solutions, Inc. - PNC Financial Services Group

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