GTCR Wins Private Equity Firm of the Year Award

November 4, 2014

New York, NY
Global M&A network recognizes GTCR with top honor and two other prestigious awards.

Global M&A Network announced the winners of the annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards at The Harvard Club of New York City on October 30. GTCR, a leading private equity firm based in Chicago, earned the top honor of Private Equity Firm of the Year—North America. The firm was also awarded Deal of the Year (Large Markets) for its acquisition of Vocus and Technology & Telecom Deal of the Year for its sale of Six3 Systems. Lawrence Fey, GTCR principal, accepted the awards on behalf of the firm.

“The past year has been exciting for the firm,” said Mr. Fey. “Not only did we raise a $3.85 billion dollar fund, our largest ever, but we’ve made several meaningful acquisitions and sales—as well as partnered with some exceptional leaders to form new platform companies. These awards are recognition of the firm’s exemplary work.”

As part of their mission, the Global Network brings together world-class leaders to facilitate discussion and debate of the most relevant ideas in and around the industry. Annual award winners are selected independently and evaluated based on identifiable performance criteria, which for Private Equity Firm of the Year—North America included (1) notable transactions completed in the previous 12 months, including transactions by portfolio companies in North America; (2) focused buyout strategy in North America; (3) post-buyout value creation; (4) dedicated team presence in North America.