CSG Partners took home top honors at the 2020 USA M&A Altas Awards. The gala, held March 5 in Washington DC, highlighted top firms and transactions across the across the M&A industry, including employee stock ownership plan deals and specialists.
This marks the third consecutive year CSG was named ESOP Investment Bank of the Year.
The M&A Atlas Awards – an independently-governed, financial services industry organization – recognized CSG for its extensive, consistent record of successful ESOP sales and related transactions, on behalf of clients representing a wide range of industries.
In addition, Managing Directors Richard Harmon and George Thacker were awarded the ESOP Deal of the Year ($100MM+) for their work with leading direct-to-consumer marketing firm. The transaction, which benefited both a multi-party ownership group and over 500 employees, was likely the largest completed ESOP sale in 2019.
In the past decade, CSG's ESOP investment banking team has garnered over 40 major awards.
Top industry organizations including M&A Advisor, Finance Monthly, and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) have all recognized CSG for its work in advancing employee ownership.