LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2018--The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 10 th Annual International M&A Awards on Friday, May 4 th. The cross-border acquisition of Cooper & Turner by the Watermill Group was named a winner for Industrials Deal of the Year. Watermill will be presented the award alongside other honorees at a Black Tie Gala on Monday, June 18 at the Princeton Club of New York.

“Since 2009, we have been honoring the leading international M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. The Watermill Group was chosen from over 250 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize Watermill and bestow upon them our highest honor for international M&A firms and professionals,” said David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President, The M&A Advisor. “The Watermill Group represents the best of the international M&A industry in 2017 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

“We are honored to receive international recognition for our acquisition of Cooper & Turner. Led by an entrepreneurial management team, the company is an exciting multinational business that is developing a strong presence in all its global markets, particularly wind energy which is primed for growth and opportunity,” stated Julia Karol, President and CEO, Watermill Group. “The Cooper & Turner acquisition is Watermill’s second cross-border deal and we continue to find international opportunities to be a compelling fit for our strategy-driven approach.”

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About the Watermill Group

The Watermill Group is a strategy-driven private investment firm that helps companies achieve their full potential through strategic transformation. For more than three decades, Watermill has been acquiring, operating and improving companies. Watermill looks for businesses in which it can apply a unique combination of strategic insight and management expertise to re-imagine their future and drive growth.


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