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Madeleine Desmond

Signal Hill Announced As Winner of M&A International Deal of the Year Award

Published on: 06/19/2017

BALTIMORE, MD – Signal Hill, a leading independent advisory boutique serving the M&A and private capital raising needs of growth companies, is pleased to announce that Signal Hill was named a winner of the 2016 International Deal of the Year award by M&A Advisor for advising Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) on its acquisition of Ixxus.

"We're proud that our successful relationship with CCC, which began three years ago with its acquisition of Infotrieve, has been recognized by a distinguished group of our industry peers," said Robert Berstein, Managing Director at Signal Hill who led the firm's team advising CCC. "We'd like to thank Tracey Armstrong, Emily Sheahan and the CCC team for selecting us to guide them during these significant steps for their company's growth."

"Robert, Frank Cordek and the rest of the Signal Hill team has delivered for us twice now. We're thrilled that our acquisition of Ixxus has received this special recognition by M&A Advisor. Ixxus’ content management expertise and services combined with CCC’s rights management expertise and license products has enabled us to create powerful new offerings that our clients are asking for," said Emily Sheahan, Vice President of Strategic Corporate Initiatives at CCC.

“Since the introduction of the International M&A Awards in 2009 we have continued to witness the growth of cross border M&A outpace that of domestic dealmaking volume. And we attribute this to the new generation of global M&A experts whose intimate knowledge and expertise in the cultural, financial and legal arenas are redefining our industry,” says David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor. “The 2017 International M&A Award winners represent the best of the international M&A industry in 2016 who earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists.”

The M&A Advisor announced the winners, selected from among over 260 finalists, at the 9th Annual International M&A Awards Gala in New York on Monday, June 12. For a detailed list of all of the Award Winners for the 9th Annual International M&A Awards and a group photo of the Winners, please CLICK HERE. For more details on the transaction, please visit Signal Hill's website.

About Signal Hill 
Signal Hill LLC, along with its affiliate Signal Hill Capital Group (together, "Signal Hill"), is a leading investment banking and advisory boutique serving the M&A and private capital raising needs of growth companies and was named 2016 Boutique Technology Investment Bank of the Year by the Global M&A Network. Signal Hill's experienced bankers provide deep domain expertise and an unyielding commitment to clients in Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) and Services. With more than 600 completed transactions and offices in Baltimore, Bangalore, Boston, Mumbai, Nashville, New York, Reston and San Francisco, Signal Hill leverages deep strategic industry and financial sponsor relationships to help our clients achieve Greater Outcomes. For more information visit 

Signal Hill Announced As Winner of M&A International Deal of the Year Award