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MorrisAnderson Director Aaron Gillum Honored With 40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Awards - Central Region


April 10, 2012 - Chicago, IL

MorrisAnderson, a leading financial and operational advisory firm, announced today that Aaron Gillum, director, was honored with the "40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Awards" in the Central Region category. The awards recognize achievements of the next generation of M&A, financing and turnaround professionals.

The "40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Awards" promote mentorship and professional development amongst emerging business leaders in the M&A, financing and turnaround industries. An independent committee of M&A, financing and turnaround industry professionals judged the nominations and selected the 40 winners based on the nominees' career accomplishments, professional expertise and community involvement.

"Aaron is truly a rising star in the turnaround industry. This prestigious honor is a testament to his strong track record of strategic and restructuring consulting to Fortune 500 and middle market companies," said Dan Dooley, chief executive officer of MorrisAnderson. "His unique expertise with turnarounds, change management and private equity investments in the automotive and business services industries allows him to navigate clients' complex business challenges."

"While the selection process presented quite a challenge to our judging committee, it is truly a privilege to announce the 40 winners and 20 finalists from such an accomplished group of candidates," said Roger Aguinaldo, chief executive officer of The M&A Advisor.

Gillum was previously recognized by the Turnaround Management Association for the "Turnaround of the Year Award" in the small company category for his work with Analytics, Inc., an independent pharmaceutical and chemical research laboratory. He served as financial advisor and investment banker for the $14 million company, and led its turnaround efforts to improve EBITDA by 40 percent and the eventual sale of the company for an EBITDA of six times the company's initial offer.

The M&A Advisor will host a black tie Awards Gala in Chicago on June 7 to introduce the "40 Under 40 Awards" winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements. For more information about the awards, please visit http://www.maadvisor.com/page/3rd-annual-m-a-advisor-40-under-40-recognition-awards.

About MorrisAnderson
Chicago-based MorrisAnderson has offices in New York, Atlanta, Toronto, Cleveland, St. Louis, Minneapolis and Florida. The firm's service offerings include performance improvement and financial advisory services, interim and turnaround management and litigation support. MorrisAnderson emphasizes hands-on involvement with middle market companies in transition.

About The M&A Advisor
The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on middle market activities. The M&A Advisor recognizes the achievement of, and facilitates connections between, the world's leading mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround professionals with a comprehensive range of services, including M&A Summits, M&A Awards, M&A Connects™, M&A Alerts™, M&A Links™, MandA.TV and M&A Market Intel™.

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