TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. (“Catalyst”) is pleased to announce that Gabriel de Alba, Managing Director and Partner of Catalyst, has been recognized by the Global M&A Network as the 2018 Global Private Equity Growth Dealmaker of the Year in the Leadership Achievement category. The award is presented to a single individual each year, and honors Mr. de Alba’s successful investment record and strong management skills.
The award was presented to Mr. de Alba on June 5th at the 10th Annual International M&A Awards in New York. At the same ceremony, Catalyst also received the 2018 Global M&A Deal of the Year Award for its negotiated sale of Geneba Properties N.V. to Frasers Properties, an affiliate of Frasers Centrepoint Limited.
Newton Glassman, Managing Partner of Catalyst, said, “Nobody deserves this recognition more than Gabriel. His intelligence, character, creative deal-making and work ethic have been essential to Catalyst’s success and investor returns. Just as important, Gabriel has been a faithful partner and diligent mentor to our professionals and management teams, contributing to Catalyst’s unique vision and approach to turn-around investing and ‘buying what we can build’.”
“I am humbled to receive this award from among such a distinguished group of nominees. I thank the Global M&A Network for this honor as well as Newton and the rest of my hard-working colleagues at Catalyst, without whom this recognition would not be possible.”
Mr. de Alba has been with Catalyst for 16 years serving as Managing Director and Partner. He holds positions as a director or senior officer at various Catalyst portfolio companies, including Frontera Energy, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, Advantage Rent-A-Car, Therapure Biopharma and Sonar Entertainment.
The M&A Atlas Awards exclusively 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.