The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created the Annual Emerging Leaders Awards to celebrate deal professionals who have reached a significant level of success before the age of 40. This success is based on the professionals’ notable contribution to both their industry and community.
Matt Roberts, who is a key member of FirePower Capital’s Investment Banking division, was chosen for his accomplishments and expertise from a pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.
As a Director, Matt guides a team of five and is responsible for all aspects of the deal making, primarily on sell- and buy-side mandates for private companies. Drawing on ten years of M&A and capital raising for Canadian public and private mid-market companies, Matt’s combination of transactional experience and story-telling makes him one of the most agile bankers in Canada. His accomplishments include raising over $3 billion of equity for TSX-listed companies, over $200m of debt financings for private companies and over 20 successful M&A transactions. Recently, Matt managed his team through the sale of Ontario-based CSR Cosmetics Inc. to South Korea-based Kolmar Korea Co. and the management buy-out and associated capital raise for TFI Food Equipment Solutions.
“The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was born as the 40 Under 40 Awards in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. With the expansion of the Emerging Leaders program to the United Kingdom, and Europe in 2016, the 2017 award winners join a truly global network of outstanding young professionals,” said David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor.
Originally from Newfoundland, Canada, Matt completed his B. Comm. at Memorial University of Newfoundland and then earned an MBA from Dalhousie University. In 2011, Matt became a CFA Charterholder and is currently completing a Data Analytics program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Matt is active in the community and seeks out varies volunteer positions where he can make a positively impact. Since 2016, Matt has been a board member for the Association for Corporate Growth’s Young Professionals Program (Toronto Chapter). Previously Matt volunteered with WWF-Canada as part of their Climate and Energy group and is informally involved with numerous other groups including the MS Society of Canada and the alumni associations of his alma maters.
“I’m honoured to receive this award and recognition from both my peers and the M&A industry. Since joining the firm in 2015, FirePower has provided the vision and support to allow me to flourish in my role. I am truly thankful to be part of such a dynamic organization that encourages us to go above and beyond and make a difference in business owners’ lives, when it means the most” said Matt. “I am surrounded by such a strong and capable team who I trust wholeheartedly, allowing me to focus on clients and improve their experience through the M&A process”.
Statement from Ilan “Matt is a key member of the FirePower Capital team and we know he is just starting to show owhat he is capable of.”
Tuesday, September 19th, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to introduce the Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements.
About the M&A Advisor
Founded in 1998, The M&A Advisor was the first dedicated media company to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions. As the world’s premier think tank and leadership organization for M&A, restructuring and corporate finance professionals, the firm provides a range of integrated services including: The M&A Advisor Forums and Summits; The M&A Advisor Market Intelligence; M&A.TV.; The M&A Advisor Live; The M&A Advisor Awards; and The M&A Advisor Connects. To learn more about the company’s Leadership Services visit www.maadvisor.com
About FirePower Capital
FirePower Capital invests in and advises Canada’s entrepreneurs by financing their growth directly and helping them complete mission-critical transactions. Our objective is to become the first resource entrepreneurs think of when faced with the most challenging of strategic issues.