Terry Bressler Named as Finalist for the 2017 Thought Leader Award

BRESSLER NAMED AS THE ALLIANCE OF M&A ADVISORS FINALIST FOR THE 2017 THOUGHT LEADER AWARD

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – December 14, 2017 – The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (The Alliance) has announced that Terrel “Terry” Bressler, Managing Director at Prairie Capital Advisors, is a 2017 Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year Award Finalist. As the author of “Prairie Middle Market Perspective,” The Alliance recognized Terry for providing a significant contribution to the M&A market by promoting research and higher standards of excellence in the industry.

The Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year Award started in 2009 after The Alliance noted a lack of recognition for leaders in the middle market. This award was instituted to honor individuals in the private middle market financial Community who create and advocate new ideas that add value to the marketplace, through the publication of works that promote research and higher standards of excellence. The Alliance has partnered with BKD for the 2017 award. The winner will be announced at the 2018 Winter Conference Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, January 17th in Miami, Florida.

Prairie Middle Market Perspective is a quarterly publication that provides an analysis of the middle-market merger & acquisition and lending environments. This publication is representative of Terry’s approach to analyzing the M&A market and is valuable to not only to Prairie’s subscribers but also to business owners and M&A practitioners in Chicago and nationally. As a thought leader, he shows a high standard in analyzing the market, providing economic insight and evaluation of the state of the M&A market and its future outlook. View the Prairie Middle Market Perspective.

“Terry has been an important part of the firm’s success as a leading investment bank and ESOP advisory firm,” said Tim Witt, Managing Director of Prairie Capital Advisors. “We are pleased he has been nominated for this prestigious award.”

Terry Bressler focuses on M&A and Capital Advisory engagements. He assists middle market business owners and their advisors tounderstand and assess their strategic business alternatives and then develop and execute solutions to meet the owner’s primary objectives. Terry earned a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Wisconsin and Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 licenses.

About The Alliance

The Alliance is the premiere international organization serving the educational and resource needs of the middle market M&A profession. Formed in 1998 to bring together CPAs, attorneys and other experienced corporate financial advisors, The Alliance’s 1100+ professional service firms – including some of the most highly recognized leaders in the industry – draw upon their combined transactional expertise to better serve the needs of their middle market clients worldwide. For more information, visit www.amaaonline.com.

About Prairie Capital Advisors

Prairie offers investment banking, ESOP advisory and valuation services to support the growth and ownership transition strategies of middle-market companies. Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, the company is a leading advisor to closely-held companies nationwide. For more information, visit www.prairiecap.com.

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