Hillary Hughes Receives M&A Atlas Americas Rising Dealmakers Award

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – December 10, 2020 – Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc. (“Prairie”), a leading corporate advisory and investment banking firm, is proud to announce that Hillary Hughes received a 2020 Americas Rising Dealmakers Award from M&A Atlas.

Global M&A Network recognized the achievements of successful dealmakers during the 12th Annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards held virtually November 16 and 17, 2020. The annual award features the most accomplished and talented young dealmakers from the Americas transactional communities. This prestigious award validates their individual success as well as taking on the leadership role for many years to come. 

To view the complete list of 2020 Americas Rising Dealmakers, click here.  

“Hillary has been an important part of Prairie’s success as we continue to serve as a leading investment bank and ESOP advisory firm,” said David Diehl, CEO of Prairie Capital Advisors. “We are proud that she has been recognized with this well-deserved award.”

Hillary Hughes, CFA, ASA, Director and Shareholder, has significant experience in the structuring and valuation related to employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) on behalf of ESOP Trustees and well as business owners. Hillary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Business and Economics from Iowa State University. She currently holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 securities licenses.

About Prairie Capital Advisors

Prairie offers investment banking, ESOP advisory, valuation advisory 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. Prairie was named the 2020 Valuations & Fairness Opinions Advisor of the Year by M&A Atlas. For more information, visit www.prairiecap.com.


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