Safeguard Business Systems Announced as Finalist for the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

September 07, 2018

DALLAS, TX, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 The M&A Advisor is pleased to announce the finalists of the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. Safeguard Business Systems, Inc. was named a finalist in four categories including Professional Services (B2B) Deal of the Year ($10MM-$50MM), Strategic Corporation Firm of the Year, Corporate Strategic Deal of the Year, and M&A Deal of the Year.

Safeguard has been selected from the nominees in the first stage of evaluation and the independent panel of judges will now focus their attention on the challenging task of selecting the ultimate award winners.

The winners for M&A Deal of the Year, Restructuring Deal of the Year, Cross-Border Deal of the Year, Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year, Deal Financing of the Year, Sector Deals of the Year, Firms of the Year, M&A Product/Service of the Year and M&A Professionals categories will be announced at the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 6th at the New York Athletic Club in New York.

“Since the inception of the M&A Advisor Awards in 2002, we have been recognizing the leading dealmakers, firms and transactions. And each year we celebrate the creativity, perseverance and ingenuity of our industry’s professionals”, says David Fergusson, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The M&A Advisor. “While our industry has undergone significant transformation since our first awards were presented 16 years ago, we are convinced, more than ever before, that M&A is a driving force of the economy. It is truly an honor for our firm to be able to recognize the contribution that the 2018 award finalists have made.”

“This is the second consecutive year we’ve been recognized by the M&A Advisors for our pace-setting deal activity,” said Vice President of Safeguard R. Scott Sutton. “Each employee remains committed to diligently supporting the growth and success of our  distributors at home and abroad. The collective hard work or our leadership, employees, suppliers, distributors and other stakeholders is the reason we’re able to celebrate these accomplishments and will continue to do so in the future.”

For a detailed list of all of the Award Finalists for the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, please CLICK HERE.

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For more than 60 years, Safeguard, through its network of distributors, has been providing the products, services and expertise needed by business owners to help their businesses grow. Through innovation, dedication and a commitment to quality and integrity, Safeguard has transformed itself from a small check printing business to a fully diversified business solutions enterprise. To learn more about Safeguard, please visit, or follow us on Twitter at


Since 2008, Safeguard’s award-winning Business Acquisitions and Mergers (BAM) Team has emerged as the most decorated strategic growth team in the industry. With more than 100 years of collective experience in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business strategy and financial performance assessment, the BAM Team possesses the “know how” needed by Safeguard, its affiliates, distributors and franchisees to complete complex transactions across multiple business channels. The BAM team has completed more than 150 total transactions since its inception, earning accolades at the highest levels. In 2018, the BAM team won a second coveted Dealmaker of the Year award, presented by Franchise Times® Magazine, after first winning the award in 2014.In 2017, the BAM team won an M&A Advisors Deal of the Year award in the Professional Services (B-to-B) category as well as a bronze Stevie® American Business Award as Support Team of the Year. To learn more about the BAM Team, please visit, or follow us on Twitter at


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