At the recent semiannual meeting of our international affiliate organization, M&A International (MAI), Bryan Livingston, executive vice president and principal, was recognized as an Industry Group Leaders of the Year by the 600 professionals who make up MAI. Six years ago, Capital Alliance with Bryan’s leadership founded MAI’s Construction & Engineering Services Group, which serves as a resource for the member firms of MAI to promote cooperation and cross-border transactions.
Under Bryan’s leadership, the Construction & Engineering Group has grown to include representatives from some 25 MAI member firms. Since its inception, the group has become one of the most active industry sectors in MAI. Its member companies have closed almost 80 deals, many of which have been in energy infrastructure such as pipeline and power system construction. The group has become an effective vehicle for bringing together international acquiring companies and North American construction firms, who are our clients, and for bringing international acquisition opportunities to buying firms here in the Americas.
Of course, Bryan’s award was not the only exciting news coming out of the MAI meeting, which took place in New York City. We strengthened the organization’s expertise in the aerospace and defense industry and broadened our geographic coverage by welcoming two new member companies into our ranks, inHERA Capital of Turkey and Janes Capital Partners of the U.S.
inHERA Capital is an investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, project financing, privatization and financial restructuring transactions. Janes Capital Partners is a leading investment banking firm focused solely on the aerospace and defense industry.