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Josh Norton Named 2021 Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor


Josh Norton has been named a recipient of the M&A Advisor’s 12th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards. These awards honor the achievements of outstanding young professionals who have reached a significant level of success in mergers and acquisitions, turnaround, and financing while still under the age of 40.

Focused entirely on the middle-market, Josh guides private equity investors, as well as strategic buyers and and closely-held businesses, through M&A transactions. He has been an integral part of growing Koley Jessen’s M&A and private equity practice, while also leading its 60-attorney Corporate Department, guiding it through its past 3 years of unprecedented growth.

“Josh has established himself as a trusted advisor to clients from coast-to coast by providing judgment far beyond his age and experience,” said Mike Hupp, Chairman of Koley Jessen and Co-Chair of the M&A Practice. “His ability to grow relationships and look out for the client’s best interest – with a focus on navigating challenging situations and creating value by capitalizing on strategic opportunities – makes him a true dealmaker. We are very fortunate to have such an invaluable leader on our team and congratulate him on this recognition of his accomplishments.”

"Over the past 18 months, we have witnessed notable contributions from these emerging leaders in the face of tremendous economic turmoil and uncertainty. Truly, the Emerging Leader Awardees we are honoring this year are the best and the brightest. They are the future of the M&A, finance, and turnaround industry," said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor.

The M&A Advisor will host a black tie gala on Thursday, October 20, 2021 in New York to formally present the awards and celebrate the achievements of the Emerging Leaders recipients.

The M&A Advisor

Founded in 1998, The M&A Advisor has built a leading global network of M&A, turnaround, and finance professionals across domestic and international dealmaking. Today, they have the privilege of presenting, recognizing achievements, and facilitating connections between the industry's top performers worldwide through community-building events, awards programs, and content.


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