Peakstone Awarded Strategic Acquisition of the Year at the 13th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

January 2015. Peakstone is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year for the 13th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.

Peakstone was the exclusive financial advisor to The Allstate Companies (Allstate Insulation Corporation, Allstate Insulation, LLC, State Insulation Corporation, and State Laminating Corporation), in the sale of its businesses to Distribution International, Inc., a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity.

“Since the inception of the M&A Advisor Awards in 2002, we have been recognizing the leading dealmakers, firms and transactions.  And each year we celebrate the creativity, perseverance and ingenuity of our industry’s professionals says David Fergusson, President of The M&A Advisor.  While our industry has undergone significant transformation since our first awards were presented 12 years ago, we are convinced, more than ever before, that M&A is a driving force of the economy.  It is truly an honor to recognize Peakstone as a winner in their category amongst many qualified investment banking firms.

“The Peakstone Group, representing the best of the industry, has demonstrated creativity and perseverance in today’s challenging climate,” says Roger Aguinaldo, CEO and Founder of The M&A Advisor.

For additional information regarding this transaction contact:
Anup Agarwal, Managing Director, 312-204-7300,
Brad Curtis, Managing Director, 312-204-7300,

The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities.  Over the past sixteen years, through our research, reporting, publishing, symposiums and awards we have established the world’s premier network of mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and financing professionals. For more information, please visit or contact The M&A Advisor at 718-997-7900.

About The Peakstone Group

Peakstone is an investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions advisory and capital raising for middle market clients.  The Peakstone team is comprised of senior investment banking professionals who have decades of experience and have executed hundreds of transactions totaling billions of dollars.  Please visit our website,, or contact Carolyn Henson at for additional information.