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Horizon Partners Named Boutique Investment Bank of the Year at the M&A Atlas Awards

New York City – January 1, 2021 – Global M&A Network recently honored the winners of the prestigious M&A Atlas Awards (Americas) during a pandemic-friendly virtual gala held in their honor. The independently governed awards recognize M&A excellence in numerous categories spanning value-creating transactions, outstanding firms, top professionals, and legendary leaders in mergers and acquisitions.

At the awards, Horizon Partners was named Boutique Investment Bank of the Year for the second awards season in a row. It has received significant recognition in recent years for its bespoke, artisanal M&A advisory model and top-of-market client transaction results. In addition to also winning the award in early 2020 at the USA M&A Atlas Awards, Horizon and its professionals have garnered numerous industry honors for excellence in deal making and client advisory, including several “Transaction of the Year” and “Investment Banker of the Year” awards at both the M&A Atlas Awards and M&A Advisor Awards galas.

“We are delighted to honor the eminent M&A firms from North and South America. Winners exemplify vision, tenacity and excellence in executing transactions and we wish all the winners continued success. Each outstanding firm award recipient is among the top firms in the industry, with a distinguished record of the highest performance and deal execution standards, as well as commitment to excellence and innovation” said Shanta Kumari, CEO of Global M&A Network.

At the awards, Horizon was also honored with the Middle Market Deal of the Year award for its work on Chegg’s acquisition of Mathway, the global leader in math solving technology. Regarding Horizon’s work on their transaction, Mathway co-founders Frank Balcavage and Jake Kuehner said:

“When we hired Horizon, their reputation and our ‘gut’ told us that we would be successful together. However, by the time we had completed due diligence and closed a transaction in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, they had truly become part of the Mathway team. To other entrepreneurs considering Horizon, we are confident that by the time you close a transaction, Horizon will have exceeded your expectations so many times and in so many different ways that — like us — you will not be able to imagine having done it any other way.”

Of the awards, Horizon co-founder and Managing Director Sandy Kory said “since co-founding Horizon with Mike Firmage in 2010, we have strived to bring a ‘by bootstrappers, for bootstrappers’ ethos to our work and to be a true growth partner to our clients and their companies. We are grateful that our efforts to go above and beyond at every stage of an engagement have delivered excellent outcomes and appreciate Global M&A Network’s recognition of these efforts at the Atlas Awards.”

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