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M&A Advisor 2009 Turnaround Awards Names John M. Collard and Strategic Management Partners, Inc. as Award Finalists
John Collard -- Turnaround Interim Management Expert John Collard -- Turnaround Interim Management Expert
Annapolis , MD
Tuesday, January 27, 2009

M&A Advisor 2009 Turnaround Awards named John M. Collard and Strategic Management Partners, Inc. as Finalists in two award categories. John M. Collard is a finalist for the ?Turnaround Consultant of the Year.? Strategic Management Partners, Inc. is a finalist for the ?Boutique Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year.? Turnaround managers helping troubled companies.

The M&A Advisor, a leading information publisher for middle-market mergers and acquisitions and finance, announced the 2009 finalists for its 3rd Annual Turnaround Awards Gala. The recognition program will honor top professionals and the deals they completed in the past twelve months in 27 categories including the Turnaround Consultant of the Year and Turnaround Deal of the Year awards.

?It is an honor to recognize the achievements and accomplishments of both Strategic Management Partners, Inc. and John M. Collard,? said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO and Publisher of the M&A Advisor. ?Despite these hard economic times, they have been able to restructure and rebuild setting an industry standard for their influential deals in the middle-market turnaround industry.?

The Turnaround Awards Gala honors excellence in deal-making in the distressed investing, restructuring and turnaround marketplace. An independent body of experts that span the turnaround industry completed judging and determining the ultimate recipients of the awards. Winners will be revealed ?Academy-Award style? at the gala, which is part of the M&A Advisors 3rd Annual Distressed Investing Conference & Turnaround Awards Gala. The event is being held on Sunday, March 15th through Monday, March 16th at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida ( www.TheColonyPalmBeach.com (561) 655-5430). The gala culminates the Distressed Investing Conference, organized by The M&A Advisor (www.MAAdvisor.com (877) 99-MERGE). M&A Finalists

The conference will keynote Mr. Wilbur Ross, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of WL Ross & Co., a visionary in investing in and turning around distressed assets, and referred to as the ?King of Bankruptcy.? Mr. Ross will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for his remarkable accomplishments.

Mr. John K. Castle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Castle Harlan, Inc. will host the Opening Night Reception at the former JFK Winter Whitehouse.

John M. Collard, Chairman, Strategic Management Partners, Inc. said ?we are very pleased to be named as finalists by the M&A Advisory judging panel, this is indeed an honor. There are many deserving firms and turnaround professionals in our industry doing excellent work; we are delighted to be singled out for these awards. Thank you for this privileged recognition.? ?This event is the crème de la crème of the industry.?

Strategic Management Partners, Inc. (www.StrategicMgtPartners.com 410-263-9100) is a nationally recognized turnaround management firm specializing in interim CEO executive leadership, asset recovery, corporate renewal governance, private equity advisory, and investing in underperforming distressed troubled companies. Turnaround managers are ready to help troubled companies. SMP helps its clients recover assets, restore value to troubled portfolio companies, prepare entities for 'cash out' at maximum value, support litigation, and invest private equity into underperforming distressed troubled opportunities. SMP celebrates 20 years serving satisfied clients and was named Maryland Small Business of the Year, and received the Governor?s Citation.

John M. Collard is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), and brings 35 years senior operating leadership, $85M asset recovery, 40+ transactions worth $780M+, and $80M fund management expertise to run troubled companies, and advise company boards, litigators, institutional and private equity investors. Mr. Collard is Past Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association. Mr. Collard was recently inducted into the Turnaround Management, Restructuring, Distressed Investing Industry Hall Of Fame.

?Our industry is maturing; more private equity, hedge fund, and professional investors are seeking the help of turnaround experts, and many are adding this talent to their inside senior management teams. Regardless of who employs the turnaround manager professional, their unique expertise is required to be successful in this market. Private equity investors recognize genuine added value when they bring in turnaround professionals either to run a troubled asset, recover asset value, or advise them on investing in underperforming distressed troubled companies in which they want to invest. The economic conditions worldwide are forcing many companies into distressed status where they have never been before, and are ill equipped to handle the change.?



John M. Collard, Strategic Management Partners, Inc.


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FTI Consulting www.FTIconsulting.com

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John M. Collard
Strategic Management Partners, Inc.
Annapolis, MD