Meridian’s Aaron Franzheim Announced as Recipient of the 13th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards
Published June 28, 2022
The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition and presentation of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this recognition awards program to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging leaders of corporate finance and dealmaking industries.
Aaron has been chosen from a pool of prominent nominees for his notable accomplishments in business and in service to the community. Evaluation and selection of the nominees was completed by an independent judging panel.
“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. With the challenges undertaken over the past two years, the 2022 award recipients join a truly remarkable, global network of outstanding young professionals,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor.
“I am honored to be recognized by The M&A Advisor for this year’s Emerging Leaders Awards. I was drawn to middle market investment banking and Meridian Capital for the opportunity to help founders, entrepreneurs, and closely held businesses to successfully transition or grow their business through M&A. The diversity of companies and clients I get to work with keeps the job interesting,” said Aaron.
Aaron is a Vice President with Meridian Capital and plays a key role in transaction execution of both sell-side and buy-side engagements and supports the firm’s business development initiatives. Aaron co-lead’s Meridian’s Aerospace, Defense, and Space (AD&S) industry team and also covers the Diversified Industrials sector. As co-lead of the AD&S team, Aaron has played an integral role in expanding the firm’s industry coverage into new sub-sectors including MRO/aftermarket, defense, and most recently into space with clients across the U.S. and internationally. Aaron joined Meridian after working at Financial Technology Partners in San Francisco covering M&A in the payments space. Aaron received his Bachelor of Arts in business administration from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
The M&A Advisor will host two black-tie Awards Galas in New York City to introduce the Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements. The Emerging Leaders Awards Galas are features of the 2022 Leadership in Dealmaking Summit on September 20-21, 2022 and the 2022 Future of Dealmaking Summit on November 15-16, 2022. Both exclusive events will pair current and past Emerging Leaders winners together with their peers and industry stalwarts. Recipients will have a choice of attending and accepting their Award at either event.
For a complete list of the 2022 Emerging Leaders Award Winners Click Here.
Now in it’s 24th year, The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, establishing the industry’s leading media outlet. Today, the firm is recognized as the world’s premier leadership organization for mergers & acquisition, restructuring and corporate finance professionals. www.maadvisor.com.
About Meridian Capital
Founded in 1995, Meridian Capital is a Seattle-based M&A advisory firm, advising business owners on complex corporate finance, M&A and strategic challenges for over 27 years. The firm differentiates itself through its deep industry insights, highly customized service approach, and end-to-end commitment to execution. With a unique combination of professionals with financial, transactional, and operational expertise, Meridian offers the depth and breadth of experience required to serve leading middle market companies in multiple sectors including aerospace & defense, business services, consumer, diversified industrials, food & beverage, technology, and telecommunications.