DC Advisory (DC), a leading corporate advisor, has been shortlisted for both the ‘Outstanding M&A Investment Bank’ and ‘Private Equity Deal of the Year’ in the $250 – 500m category, at the 2018 M&A Atlas Awards, taking place in New York on June 5th 2018. The independently governed awards honour the best firms, notable value-creating deals, illustrious dealmakers and global growth leaders from the corporate, investors, restructuring and transactional communities. There is some strong competition in the ‘Outstanding M&A Investment Bank’ category with Houlihan, Jefferies, Rothschild, and William Blair also shortlisted. DC is recognised for advising on Bridgepoint Development Capital’s (BDC) $147 million acquisition of Construction Claims Group (CCG) from Hill International, in December 2017. DC worked closely with BDC throughout the process, assisting with commercial negotiations, providing valuation and strategic advice as well as sector and financial modelling expertise. Alan Payne, Partner at Bridgepoint Development Capital, commented“DC’s tactical advice, sector knowledge and ability to secure an attractive debt package were instrumental to the success of this highly complex transaction. With their experience, DC were able to guide us effectively through the diligence and carve-out process. We valued highly their judgement at key moments and have been impressed by their professionalism and dedication to the transaction. We look forward to working with the team again soon.” DC’s parent company, Daiwa Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of Japan’s Daiwa Securities Group Inc., is also recognised at this year’s M&A Atlas Awards, for the formation of DCS Advisory (DCS) in January 2018. DCS Advisory combines the operations of US boutique investment banks Sagent Advisors and Signal Hill to form the new North America-based advisory firm.  DCS focuses on providing M&A advice and private capital raising for companies powering the growth economy, further bolstering Daiwa and DC Advisory’s existing international presence.