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Horwood Marcus & Berk Announced As Winner Of The 12th Annual Turnaround Awards


CHICAGO, IL (March 16, 2018) - The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 12th Annual Turnaround Awards on Thursday, December 21st.  Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered ("HMB") was named a winner of the Section 363 Transaction of the Year ($10MM - $25MM) for Aaron L. Hammer's representation of Central Iowa Healthcare ("CIH") in its successful chapter 11 sale before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa. The awards will be presented on Wednesday, March 21st at The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, FL.

"Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading turnaround transactions, companies and dealmakers. HMB was chosen from over 250 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us a great pleasure to recognize HMB and bestow upon them our highest honor for distressed investing and reorganization firms and professionals," said David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President, The M&A Advisor. "Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered's attorneys represent the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry in 2017 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates."

"CIH's court approved bankruptcy sale to UnityPoint was critical to ensuring access for the citizens of central Iowa and norther Missouri to quality healthcare, as well as preserving the jobs of hundreds of its employees.  While HMB is honored to be recognized by The M&A Advisor for this accomplishment, the primary satisfaction is seeing the positive impact the transaction will have on the community," said award recipient Aaron L. Hammer, chair of HMB's Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors' Rights Practice Group.  HMB Managing Partner Jeffrey A. Hechtman continued, "the attorneys at HMB take tremendous pride in assisting their clients with their most challenging transactions and solving their most difficult business issues. This award and Aaron's effort in an extraordinary transaction demonstrates HMB's strength in handling complex distressed and bankruptcy transactions."

The Awards Gala is a feature of the 2018 Distressed Investing Summit. The Summit will take place on March 20-22 and will feature 225 of the industry's leading professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by a faculty of restructuring industry stalwarts and business media experts. The Mar-A-Lago Club will be the host for our opening night reception and Palm Beach's exclusive Colony Hotel will be home to the Symposium, Awards Celebrations, our infamous Closing Party, and "The Power of Change" Workshop with Campbell Macpherson.

For a complete list of winners CLICK HERE.

The attorneys at Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered partner with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to the Fortune 500's top 10 most successful companies to achieve their unique business and personal goals. Horwood Marcus & Berk combines the resources and diversity of a sophisticated commercial law practice with the entrepreneurial atmosphere and creativity of a boutique law firm.

Now in its 20th year, The M&A Advisor was founded to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, establishing the industry's leading media outlet in 1998. Today, the firm is recognized as the world's premier leadership organization for mergers & acquisition, restructuring and corporate finance professionals, delivering a range of integrated services from offices in New York and London.

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