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Natural Pork Production II Wins Consumer And Retail Products Deal Of The Year

The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 8th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards on Wednesday, January 22nd. Variant Capital Advisors LLC (“Variant Capital”), the investment bank affiliate of Conway MacKenzie, Inc., was named winner for the 2013 Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year for its role as exclusive investment banker in the sale of certain assets of Natural Pork Production II, LLP (“NPP”) to AMVC and The Handlos Family. The awards will be presented at the M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Tuesday, March 11th at The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, FL. This is the third year in a row that Variant Capital has been honored with an M&A Advisor Deal of the Year Award.

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading turnaround transactions, companies and dealmakers. Variant Capital was chosen from over 500 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize Variant Capital and bestow upon them our highest honor for distressed investing and reorganization firms and professionals,” said David Fergusson, President, The M&A Advisor. “Variant Capital Advisors represents the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry in 2013 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

The NPP transaction also highlights Variant Capital’s extensive transaction experience throughout the food chain, and the firm’s deep and real-time knowledge of the food and agribusiness industry.

Variant Capital specializes in providing investment banking services to middle market companies. As a trusted financial advisor, Variant Capital provides creative solutions for its clients, encompassing a broad range of services, including:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory
  • Capital Raising
  • Financial Restructurings
  • Recapitalizations
  • Valuations
  • General Corporate & Equity
  • Sponsor Advisory Services

Variant Capital professionals have executed merger and acquisition, capital raising and restructuring transactions representing over $30 billion in total capital. These transactions have covered a variety of industries from manufacturing to business services, and include investors and financial institutions in both the public and private markets.