CHICAGO – Nick Gibson, a private equity/M&A partner at global law firm Reed Smith, was recognized as a recipient of the 14th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards by The M&A Advisor.

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A Chicago-based member of the firm’s Global Corporate Group, Gibson focuses on middle-market M&A, representing clients through the full life cycle of initial platform investments, add-on transactions and eventual exits. His clients turn to him for his practical approach to advising on a transaction, beginning with understanding each client’s business and objectives to ensure that those remain as guideposts for getting the deal done efficiently. Gibson is also the co-founder of DuPage Capital Connection, a forum for M&A, finance and business leaders who live in the DuPage County (Illinois) area to forge connections, develop opportunities for dealmaking, and in turn strengthen their communities.

The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition and presentation of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this recognition awards program to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging leaders of corporate finance and dealmaking industries.

“The Emerging Leaders Awards were born as the ‘40 Under 40 Awards’ in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who have reached a significant level of success and made notable contributions to their industry and community. With the challenges undertaken over the past three years, especially with the pandemic and with challenging economic uncertainty, our selected honorees are at the top of their game. The 2023 award recipients join a truly remarkable, global network of outstanding young professionals,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor.

“We are thrilled to congratulate Nick, a rising star in our practice and firm, on being recognized by The M&A Advisor,” said James Tandler, co-chair of Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group. “Nick’s dedication to excellence and commitment to serving our clients embody what the firm values in its partners, and we look forward to his many future accomplishments."

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