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Harter Secrest & Emery Named as a Finalist in Three Categories in the 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (HSE), a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that they have been named a finalist in the 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The firm is being honored in three categories for its work on the merger of Tops Markets and The Golub Corporation (the parent company of Price Chopper Supermarkets and Market 32):

  • M&A Deal of the Year (Between $1B AND $5B)
  • Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (Over $1B)
  • Consumer Staples Deal of the Year (Over $100M)


The Annual M&A Advisor Awards are the benchmark for dealmaking excellence, that recognizes the leading M&A transactions, restructurings, deal financings, products/services, firms, and professionals. The finalists, representing over 400 participating companies, will be judged by an independent panel of industry experts and the winners will be announced at a black-tie gala, Tuesday, November 15, 2022, in New York City.

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies, and dealmakers. Harter Secrest & Emery was chosen from hundreds of participating companies to become an awards finalist,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor. “Harter Secrest & Emery represents the best of the M&A industry in 2021-22 and earned these finalist honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

“We are proud to have played a role in creating a strong combined entity that brought together two long-established, independent grocery chains with similar cultures and values, and an enhanced ability to face market challenges,” said Craig S. Wittlin, Managing Partner and deal team leader. “This deal, and the team behind it, is a great representation of the sophistication of HSE’s M&A practice and capabilities, which is driven by top notch talent who know how to get deals done.”

Now in its 24th year, The M&A Advisor was founded to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, establishing the industry’s leading media outlet in 1998. Today, the firm is recognized as the world’s premier leadership organization for mergers & acquisition, restructuring and corporate finance professionals, delivering a range of integrated services from offices in New York and London.

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