DENVER – November 16, 2012 – SDR Ventures, Inc., a Denver-based investment banking firm, is pleased to announce the firm has been named a Finalist in the 11th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. With 423 nominations representing over 600 companies, a new record for M&A Advisor nominations submitted, SDR is honored to have been selected as a finalist for five different awards.

The M&A Advisor has been recognizing the accomplishments of the world’s leading mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround firms and professionals since 1988. This year the 11th Annual M&A Advisor Awards will be announced on Tuesday, December 11th in New York City at the New York Athletic Club.

SDR was recognized as finalist in several categories this year including two nominations for the AtLast Holdings,Inc. d/b/a/ AtLast Fulfillment acquisition by Newgistics, Inc deal, for M&A Deal of the Year (between $10-$25million) and Consumer Services Sector Deal of the Year. Additionally, SXC Health Solutions Inc. (now Catamaran Corporation: CTRX) acquisition of HealthTran LLC deal was also announced a finalist for two awards: Healthcare/Life Sciences Sector Deal of the Year (over $100million) and Corporate Strategic Acquisition of the Year (between $200-500million). Finally, SDR Ventures was selected as a contender for Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year.

“We are very proud of our success over the past year,” commented Chris Bouck, Principal of SDR Ventures, “the team has worked extremely hard on these transactions and we are honored to be recognized.” 2012 has proved to be a year for celebration at SDR Ventures, in addition to being announced as finalists in the M&A Awards, SDR is also celebrating its 10 year anniversary. This year SDR closed a record nine deals in nine months surpassing its 2011 breakthrough year. The growth SDR has shown over the past two years is exciting, so stay tuned to see if the firm’s success is recognized on December 11th.


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The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on middle market activities. Over the past thirteen years The M&A Advisor has established a premier membership network of mergers and acquisitions, turnaround and finance professionals. The organization facilitates connections between and recognizing achievement in the industry’s top performers throughout the United States and international markets with a comprehensive range of services.