Drake Star Partners earns two awards at annual M&A awards ceremony in New York City
Drake Star Partners has been awarded both the M&A Atlas “Cross-Border Boutique Investment Bank of The Year” and the “Cross-Border Deal of The Year” for the sale of FreshPlanet to Gameloft, a subsidiary of Vivendi. These awards are the latest in recent international industry recognition highlighting Drake Star Partners as a leader in cross-border technology deal-making.
Drake Star Partners was recognized as the M&A Atlas “Cross-Border Boutique Investment Bank of The Year”. The award honors excellence in executing growth-generating deals, top dealmakers, influential leaders and outstanding firms from the small, middle to large-cap segments in the categories of private equity firms, lenders, investment banks, legal and services providers.
The firm also earned top honors for its role as an exclusive investment banking advisor on the sale of FreshPlanet, makers of the multi-awarded SongPop games on mobile to Gameloft, a subsidiary of Vivendi. Vivendi is an integrated content, media and communications group and operates Universal Music Group, Havas, Canal+ and Gameloft. Gameloft is a worldwide leader in mobile games, with 2.5 million games downloaded per day (“M&A Atlas Cross-Border Deal of the Year”).
The 11th annual Growth and Deals Forum took place on Thursday, October 24th at The Metropolitan Club in New York. Drake Star’s Managing Partner & CEO Gregory Bedrosian represented the firm at the event and was invited to speak at a panel discussion on Middle Market M&A Leadership to share the insights on achieving success in a competitive business and deal community.
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