Financial Services, Corporate Finance UK, London - 27 October 2008

ACQ Finance honours Arthur D. Little with two annual awards

Arthur D. Little applauded for excellence in commercial due diligence and management advice

Today ACQ Finance Magazine announced that Arthur D. Little have been honored twice in the publication's first annual country awards for achievement in the private equity field Arthur D. Little Nordic has been awarded the Swedish ACQ Country Award for Commercial Due Diligence, and the global management consultancy's French practice has been named Management Advisor of The Year.  The ACQ Finance Awards were developed to recognise and salute leaders in mergers and acquisitions.

Now in its third year, the prestigious ACQ Finance Awards aim to identify and recognize excellence in dealmaking. Winners are decided through an independent poll of ACQ readers, contributors, and industry experts.  With no panel of judges or opening short list, award winners are independently determined and recognized for their contributions to making deals happen over the last twelve months.

Arthur D. Little's two awards were achieved for work completed by the consultancy's Global Private Equity and Strategy & Organization Practices, which bring world class consulting services to many of the leading buyout funds and to middle market investors. Serving private equity clients in all the key areas of their investment process, Arthur D. Little offers commercial and operational due diligence as well as strategic and operational value creation at their portfolio companies.

"Arthur D. Little is delighted to receive acknowledgement for our work in the M&A field from such a well-read and respected industry title. To win not just one, but two, awards within the European market is of course a great achievement for us," reflects Petter Kilefors, Global Leader of Arthur D. Little's Strategy & Organization, Private Equity, and Corporate Finance Practices. "Our approach to transaction related consulting is grounded in our consultants' ability to analyze information from multiple sources, uncover missing market opportunities, unleash operational potential and transform facts and figures into the strategies and actions that create value for our clients."

Notes to Editors

About ACQ Finance Magazine
With a readership of over 51,000 active decision-makers across the UK, European, and US corporate finance community, ACQ Finance Magazine is essential reading for all business professionals and is at the forefront of the finance industry.

About Arthur D. Little
Arthur D. Little (ADL), founded in 1886, is a leading global management consulting firm that links strategy, innovation and technology to master complex business challenges while delivering sustainable results to our clients. Arthur D. Little has a collaborative client engagement style, exceptional people and a firm-wide commitment to quality and integrity.  ADL is proud to serve many of the Fortune 100 companies globally in addition to many other leading firms and public sector organizations.

Further information

Arthur D. Little
Petter Kilefors
Global Practice Leader, Strategy & Organisation, Private Equity, Corporate Finance
Arthur D. Little
Tel : +46 (0)8 50 30 65 42
Mobile : +46 (0)708 83 00 42
kilefors.petter(at)adlittle.com

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Mobile: 077996 992853 / 07733 336216
sglanville(at)saycomms.co.uk / msoukup(at)saycomms.co.uk

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