Hillary Hughes Announced as Winner of Emerging Leaders Award

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – July 14, 2022 – The M&A Advisor announced Hillary Hughes, a Director at Prairie Capital Advisors (“Prairie”), was among the recently announced winners of the Emerging Leaders Awards. Ms. Hughes has been chosen for her accomplishments and expertise from a pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

The Emerging Leaders Awards were born as the ‘40 Under 40 Awards’ in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who have reached a significant level of success and made notable contributions to their industry and community. The M&A Advisor will host two black-tie Awards Galas in New York City, on Tuesday, September 21st and Wednesday, November 16th, to introduce the Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements.

To view the complete list of this year’s Emerging Leaders Award Winners, CLICK HERE.

“Hillary is a trusted advisor on ownership transition and a dynamic member of the Prairie team. She is a wonderful mentor and has the ability to contribute in many different ways,” said Rocky Fiore, Managing Director and COO.

Hillary Hughes, Director, provides strategic insights to assist business owners and boards of directors to address long-term ownership transaction goals. Hillary has been highly involved in the structuring and valuation related to employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) on behalf of ESOP Trustees as well as business owners. Hillary provides financial advisory services to clients ranging from small family-owned businesses to large multi-national conglomerates. She specializes in the valuation of businesses and business interests for purposes of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), ESOPs, gift and estate planning and strategic planning. Hillary is also instrumental in developing Prairie’s trust-side ESOP practice.

The M&A Advisor

Founded in 1998, The M&A Advisor was the first dedicated media company to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions. As the world’s premier think tank and leadership organization for M&A, restructuring and corporate finance professionals, the firm provides a range of integrated services including: The M&A Advisor Forums and Summits; The M&A Advisor Market Intelligence; M&A.TV.; The M&A Advisor Live; The M&A Advisor Awards; and The M&A Advisor Connects. To learn more about the company’s Leadership Services, visit www.maadvisor.com.

About Prairie Capital Advisors

Prairie offers investment banking, ESOP advisory, valuations & opinions and financial reporting valuations 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. In 2022, Prairie was named ESOP Investment Bank of the Year by M&A Atlas. For more information, visit www.prairiecap.com.

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