Statesman Awarded Industrial, Power & Infrastructure Deal of the Year by ACG Houston


HOUSTON, TEXAS (May 4, 2020) – The Houston Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (“ACG”) announced Statesman Corporate Finance, LLC (“Statesman”) as the winner of the Deal of the Year in the Third Annual ACG Deal of the Year Awards via an online video ceremony delivered Tuesday, April 28th. Statesman’s advisory in the sale of Plantgistix to A&R Logistics won in the Industrial, Power & Infrastructure Category.

This transaction positioned the combined Plantgistix / A&R operation as North America’s most significant provider of outsourced warehousing, packaging and export services dedicated to the plastic resin industry.  With the addition of Plantgistix, A&R will stand as the industry’s only logistics provider offering complete export solutions out of Houston, Charleston and Savannah.  “We were thrilled to be named the winner in the Industrial Category”, said Will Jaco, Managing Partner of Statesman and transaction lead on this engagement.  “Many others were very instrumental in getting this deal across the finish line including Wind Point Partners, the sponsor behind A&R, Kirkland & Ellis, the buyer’s counsel, and Foley & Lardner, the seller’s counsel.” Winners were chosen based upon the unique aspects of the transaction, challenges faced, results, economic and strategic impact, stakeholder value, professional expertise exhibited, and creativity.

In addition, Statesman was also nominated as a finalist in the Consumer Products & Services Category for the acquisition of Jurassic Quest by L2 Capital Partners.  Jurassic Quest is the World’s Largest, Traveling, True-To-Life Animatronic Dinosaur Experience targeted to kids of all ages.

ACG Houston’s Deal of the Year event is focused on celebrating Houston’s booming middle-market deal community and honoring the deals and dealmakers who drive middle market growth resulting in job growth, capital formation and the advancement of meaningful business relationships.  The finalists were reviewed and ranked by ACG’s independent panel of esteemed judges and top business leaders including Carin Barth, Co-Founder and President of LB Capital Inc., Eric Bruce, Senior Managing Consultant, Briggs & Veselka Co., Rocky Dewbre, Former CEO of Empire Petroleum Partners, Kenneth Guidry, Past President and Retired Director of PKF Texas, Michelle Suarez, Partner at Holland & Knight, Walter Ulrich, President & CEO of Medical Bridges, and Kelly Williams, Director at Milestone Capital. To learn more about the ACG 2019 – 2020 Deal of the Year Awards click here. For a complete list of ACG Houston’s 2019-2020 Deal of the Year Award Winners, please click here.

About ACG

Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 59 chapters and over 14,500 members. Doing business is at the heart of the ACG membership experience. Chapters in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia bring deal-makers together to help them achieve their business and professional goals.

About Statesman

Statesman Corporate Finance, LLC is the FINRA-licensed broker dealer affiliate of Statesman Business Advisors, LLC. With offices in Houston and Austin, Texas, Statesman is a leading middle-market investment banking firm providing merger and acquisition, capital formation, valuation, and other general corporate financial advisory services to middle-market companies. The Statesman team advising on this engagement was led by Principal Will Jaco, and included Director Mark Vance, Vice Presidents Peter Chiu and Jessica Seff, and Analyst Anthony Hernandez.

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