Greenville, S.C. — ACG New York and The M&A Advisor revealed the winners in 35 different categories for the 2nd Annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards at a sold-out gala dinner at Sotheby’s New York. The acquisition of Ranger International Services Group, Inc. (now known as Louis Berger Services, Inc.) by Berger Group Holdings, Inc. of Morristown NJ was recognized as a winner in three separate “Deal of the Year” award categories. This transaction was named “Middle-Market Deal of the Year” (Between $50mm and $100mm), “Corporate and Strategic Acquisition of the Year” (Between $5mm and $100mm), and “Professional Services (B-to-B) Deal of the Year.” The event was hosted by CNBC’s Kayla Tausche.

 An independent body of experts, who represent a cross-section of the middle market industry, judged the finalists’ deals, deal-makers and firms.

 “The 2nd Annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards winners represent the best of M&A in the New York area in 2012, and the Ranger International acquisition by Berger Group Holdings, Inc. earned these honors by distinguishing themselves in a group of very impressive finalists,” said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of The M&A Advisor. “Despite the current challenging economic conditions, Louis Berger Services, Inc. has demonstrated that perseverance and performance lead to success in this market.”

 Steve Townes, CEOof Louis Berger Services, Inc. and founder of Ranger Aerospace LLC, said: “Our successes are attributable to our nearly-1,000 dedicated employees who are serving in numerous field locations, primarily in support of the US warfighter. We are a people-intensive business, and we have lots of terrifically talented professionals throughout our ranks at all levels. They are the winners.”

About Louis Berger Services, Inc. 
Louis Berger Services, Inc. is now the government technical services business unit of the Berger Group of Companies. The company operates in three steadily growing sectors: Aviation Services, Logistics Services, and Engineering Services. The firm employs approximately 1,000 professionals at numerous US and overseas locations. The company recently announced an important new international growth venture called Berger Saudia, in Riyadh.

About ACG New York and ACG 
Where Private Capital Meets New York
ACG® New York Inc. is the premier association in the greater New York area for middle market deal-making professionals: private capital providers (both equity and debt), M&A advisors, corporate executives, accountants, attorneys and other related service providers.  The New York affiliate of the Association for Corporate Growth, ACG New York annually hosts more than 70 events in New York City, Westchester and Long Island attended by over 8,000 professionals annually. The Association for Corporate Growth is a global deal-makers’ organization with 56 chapters and over 14,000 members in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. ACG is the largest organization of its kind in the world for middle-market dealmakers and business leaders who invest in growth and build companies. For more information visit www.acg.org.

About The M&A Advisor 
Since 1998, The M&A Advisor has been presenting, recognizing the achievement of and facilitating connections between the world’s leading mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround professionals with a comprehensive range of services including M&A SUMMITS; M&A AWARDS; M&A CONNECTS™; M&A ALERTS™, M&A LINKS™ MandA.TV and M&A MARKET INTEL™.  For more information visit www.maadvisor.com.

 The full roster of winners for the ACG Awards can be found at www.ACGNYC.org and at www.maadvisor.com.