TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. (“Catalyst”) is pleased to announce that it received a 2018 Global M&A Deal of the Year Award from the Global M&A Network at the 10th Annual International M&A Awards in New York. Catalyst was honored for its sale of Geneba Properties N.V. (“Geneba”) to Fraser’s Properties, an affiliate of Frasers Centrepoint Limited. The award recognizes the best value-creating transaction between $250 and $500 million in value in 2017.
“We are honored to have our sale of Geneba Properties be recognized as the 2018 Global M&A Deal of the Year,” said Newton Glassman, Managing Partner of Catalyst. “The transaction illustrates Catalyst’s unique approach to turn-around investing, especially our focus on identifying fundamental value hidden in situations with complex capital structures and jurisdictional dynamics, which drives our success in the distressed market and our strong track record of creating value for our investors.”
Gabriel de Alba, Managing Director and Partner of Catalyst, said, “From initial investment to exit, Geneba’s success was a team effort. Through strategic acquisitions and disciplined operations, the team took Geneba from one of the sector’s largest restructurings to become Western Europe’s market-leading platform in the logistics and light industrial property segments. We are immensely proud of what was accomplished, and thank our advisors, colleagues and the Geneba management team for their excellent work.”
The M&A Atlas Awards honors the best value-creating deals, outstanding firms, illustrious dealmakers and legendary growth leaders throughout the international corporate, investment, restructuring and transactional communities. The finalists are selected based on multiple deal criteria, including deal and sector complexity and stakeholder impact. Winning the independently governed awards, equates to achieving the “Gold Standard of Performance” standing in the industry and markets, validating the firm and team excellence.
For more information, please visit https://globalmanetwork.com/ma-atlas-awards/.
About The Catalyst Capital Group Inc.
The Catalyst Capital Group Inc., a private equity investment firm with more than $6 billion in assets under management founded in 2002, is a leader in operationally focused turnaround investing. The firm’s mandate is to manufacture risk adjusted returns, in keeping with its philosophy of “we buy what we can build.” Catalyst’s Guiding Principles of investment excellence through operational involvement, superior analytics, attention to detail, intellectual curiosity, team and reputation are key to the firm's success. The Catalyst team collectively possesses more than 110 years of extensive experience in restructuring, credit markets and merchant and investment banking in Canada, the United States, Latin America and Europe. For more information, please visit www.catcapital.com.