Tampa, Florida – May 23, 2022 – Hyde Park Capital, a premier investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, today announced it earned two M&A Atlas Awards, for USA M&A Boutique Investment Bank of the Year and for M&A Deal of the Year, Small Markets. The awards were presented at the M&A Atlas, Middle Markets, Awards ceremony held virtually on May 4th. The accolades represent one of the investment banking industry’s most prestigious honors, built on Hyde Park Capital’s more than 20 years of award-winning work, and mark one of the firm’s most significant deals of 2021.
The M&A Atlas Awards honor best value-creating deals, outstanding firms, notable dealmakers, and prominent leaders from middle-market corporate, investor, and deal communities across the U.S. The awards are presented by the Global M&A Network, a privately owned diversified digital media and conference connecting company. Winning an award equates to achieving the “Gold Standard of Performance”, validating excellence since the winners are selected on merit alone.
Hyde Park Capital was named USA M&A Boutique Investment Bank of the Year at the awards.
“Receiving the USA M&A Boutique Investment Bank of the Year award is a tremendous validation of our firm’s long investment banking history over 22 years of excellent client service and closing highly successful transactions for founder and family-owned companies. Our mission is to create significant value-add for our clients when managing one of the most important transactions they will ever undertake- the sale of their company” John Hill and John McDonald, Co-Founders and Senior Managing Directors of Hyde Park Capital, commented. “When our clients look to sell their Company, we are the deal experts on their side and strive to keep them fully informed of the variety of potential financial transactions and transaction structures available and the large breadth of potential buyers our firm covers. When we close a transaction, our aim is for our clients to understand and appreciate that the transaction that they selected was the best one for them in terms of price, terms, strategy, goals, and partner.”
Hyde Park Capital also received the award for Deal of the Year, Small Markets, for its role in leading the acquisition of its client Hobbs & Towne, the leading executive search firm serving the clean energy, climate technology, and sustainability sectors, by True, a portfolio company of LLR Partners, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm investing in technology, business services and healthcare businesses.
“We’re honored for Hyde Park Capital to be recognized with this accolade and grateful to our client Hobbs & Towne for having entrusted us to guide them with one of their most important business decisions,” said John Hill. Matt Gladdish, Vice President, Hyde Park Capital, who helped lead the execution of the deal added, “Andy Towne and Bob Hobbs created the fastest-growing executive search and human capital management company in the country in the green, sustainable, and clean tech sector. The transaction with True, backed by LLR Partners, rewarded them and their partners for building such an outstanding company and set them up for significant future growth and additional new opportunities looking forward.”
Hyde Park Capital’s awards build on the momentum of M&A activity that contributed to a record high for mergers and acquisitions globally in 2021. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the number of deals announced in 2021 reached over 62,000 globally in 2021, up an unprecedented 24% from 2020. Moreover, global M&A volumes topped $5 trillion for the first time ever, surpassing the previous record of $4.55trillion set in 2007, based on data from Dealogic.
About Hyde Park Capital
Hyde Park Capital is an institutionally focused investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and institutional capital raising. The firm has a long history over 22 years of serving the corporate finance needs of middle-market public and private companies with a focus on founder and family-owned businesses. Its principals have extensive investment banking experience executing merger and acquisition engagements, including the purchase and sale of company assignments, recapitalizations, financial advisory services, and fairness opinions, and raising growth capital and acquisition financing for companies, including equity, mezzanine, and senior debt. Hyde Park Capital has deep industry experience across multiple sectors including technology and software, healthcare, industrial services and manufacturing, business services, financial services, and consumer. Hyde Park Capital is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For additional information, please visit www.hydeparkcapital.com.