Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Arthur D. Little awarded Nordic Commercial Due Diligence Advisor of the Year by ACQ Finance

ACQ Finance Magazine has announced that Arthur D. Little for the second consecutive year has been selected winner in the publication‘s annual Awards for Achievement in the Private Equity field. This year, Arthur D. Little has been elected Nordic Commercial Due Diligence Advisor of the Year 2009. Arthur D. Little, the world’s first management consultancy firm, is again ACQ readers’ first choice for advice on deal making transactions, M&A, private equity and corporate finance. In 2008, Arthur D. Little Nordic was named The Swedish ACQ Country Award for Commercial Due Diligence and the firm’s French practice was awarded Management Advisor of the Year.

The ACQ Finance Awards were developed to recognize and salute leaders in mergers & acquisitions. Now in its fourth year, the prestigious ACQ Finance Awards aim to identify and recognize excellence in deal making. Winners are decided through an independent poll of ACQ readers, contributors, and industry experts. With no panel of judges or opening short list, award winners are independently determined and recognized for their contributions to making deals happen over the last twelve months.

Arthur D. Little’s award were achieved for work completed by the consultancy’s Nordic Private Equity and Strategy & Organization Practices, which bring world class consulting services to many of the leading buyout funds and to middle market investors. Serving private equity clients in all the key areas of their investment process, Arthur D. Little Nordic offers commercial and operational due diligence as well as strategic and operational value creation at their portfolio companies.

“To once again be acknowledge for our advisory work by ACQ Finance is a great honor for us and it reinforces our position as a prime supplier of management consulting services to the private equity industry” reflects Petter Kilefors, Global Leader of Arthur D. Little's Strategy & Organization, Private Equity, and Corporate Finance Practices. “Arthur D. Little is proud to keep up the activity in the Commercial Due Diligence field although the overall M&A market has shrunk considerably due to the credit crunch. Continued strong demand of our services is the best feedback that our talented, disciplined and creative advisors can get.”

About ACQ Finance Magazine

With a readership of over 51,000 active decision-makers across the UK, European, and US corporate finance community, ACQ Finance Magazine is essential reading for all business professionals and is at the forefront of the finance industry.

About Arthur D. Little

Arthur D. Little (ADL), founded in 1886, is a leading global management consulting firm that links strategy, innovation and technology to master complex business challenges while delivering sustainable results to our clients. Arthur D. Little has a collaborative client engagement style, exceptional people and a firm-wide commitment to quality and integrity. ADL is proud to serve many of the Fortune 100 companies globally in addition to many other leading firms and public sector organizations.

Arthur D. Little has over 30 offices worldwide, employing over 1,000 people. If you would like additional information on the firm, please visit www.adl.com.

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