12 Apr Lambert, Edwards & Associates Founder Jeff Lambert Named M&A All Star Consultant of the Year by ACG Detroit
Detroit, Mich. – April 12, 2016 – After consulting on more than 30 deals in 2015 alone, Jeff Lambert has been named the 2015 M&A All Star Consultant of the Year by the Detroit chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).
Lambert is the founder and president of Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A), one of the leading financial communications firms in the Midwest and the largest investor relations firm in Michigan. He leads the strategic account teams on several of LE&A’s largest publicly traded and privately held clients, including private equity and capital markets firms, and led his firm through five acquisitions, including John Bailey & Associates in Detroit.
In 2015, Lambert provided strategic guidance and transaction communications spanning deal advising to due diligence and marketing support on over 30 transactions. LE&A also collected a national finalist nomination for M&A Advisor PR Firm of the Year, and was part of the deal team for M&A Advisor’s Deal of the Year-Under $25 Million.
“I’m a true believer that effective marketing and strong transaction communications impact valuations and long-term returns, and it’s an honor to be recognized by the deal community and ACG Detroit for this work,” said Lambert. “Our firm’s tagline is ‘The PR Firm That Can Read an Income Statement®’ and our team understands the importance of how effective communication strategies can impact a company’s bottom line. This helps us provide real results for our clients across all their audiences and a wide variety of industries during times of transition.”
Lambert and his team provide strategic counsel and tailored resources to help businesses communicate clearly, consistently and effectively throughout the M&A process. LE&A also offers marketing due diligence, strategic counsel and PR and digital support for portfolio companies and add-ons. In addition to advising on transaction announcements, Lambert provided counsel to clients regarding executive positioning and thought-leadership opportunities, crisis management, outreach and awareness building to support add-on acquisitions, as well as overall company communications and marketing.
As a result of Lambert’s counsel, LE&A’s private equity clients were featured in nearly 200 unique media articles throughout 2015. Media coverage ranged from targeted authored article placement in key trade magazines to portfolio-company related stories about deals and company initiatives. Lambert also led the marketing team for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Entrepreneurship and Innovation program, announcing deals, fundraisings and follow-on investments, as well as award-winning technology in the biotech, IT and advanced manufacturing industries right here in Michigan.
The ACG Detroit chapter has approximately 370 members dedicated to driving middle-market growth. Filled with company leaders, private equity professionals, investment bankers, attorneys, advisory consultants and more, ACG Detroit strives to provide the best resources and networking opportunities to build connections and relationships to drive the growth community.
Lambert will be recognized alongside other M&A award winners at the ACG Detroit award ceremony on Tuesday, April 12. The award presentation will take place at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Mich., from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
About Lambert, Edwards & Associates
LE&A (www.lambert-edwards.com) is a top-10 Midwest-based PR firm and a top-15 investor relations firm nationally with clients based in 20 states and six countries. As Michigan’s largest PR firm – with offices in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit – LE&A serves middle-market companies and national brands across a wide array of industries and is the state’s largest bipartisan public affairs firm. LE&A has posted 16 years of growth, been named PR Week and PRNews Small Firm of the Year, honored as an Edward Lowe “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” and earned Crain’s “Michigan’s Healthiest Employers” and “Coolest Places to Work” awards. LE&A is also a global partner in PROI Worldwide, the largest partnership of independent PR firms in the world spanning 120 cities on five continents. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @LambertEdwards.