Scott Waxler, Managing Partner of LockeBridge, LLC Wins M&A Award
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Awards & Accolades



One of the investment banking industry’s most prestigous awards is the M&A Advisor’s Deal Maker of the Year.  The M&A Advisor Annual Gala is considered to be the Academy Awards of the Investment Banking Industry and the “Deal Maker of the Year” to be the Best Actor Award.




  • Financing Professional of the Year
  • Corporate Insider’s Business Excellence Award
  • Consumer Services Transaction of the Year
  • Corporate USA Today Annual Firm Award
  • HealthCare Financing Deal of the Year
  • Lawyer’s International Boutique Firm of the Year
  • ACQ5 Boutique M&A Firm of the Year
  • M&A Insider Award of the Year




Scott with Becky Quick after Becky presented the Deal Maker of the Year Award to Scott. Becky is the co-anchor  of “Squawk Box,” CNBC’s signature morning program and anchor of the nationally syndicated “On the Money.”

Scott with Roger Aguinaldo, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of The M&A Advisor, which has honored Scott with various nationally acclaimed awards. 

Scott with Jenna Lee after being awarded the Financing Professional of the Year.  Ms. Lee is a Fox Business Network Anchor and reporter.

Scott Waxler is one of LockeBridge’s very own managing partners that has won the “Deal Maker of the Year’ award at The Investment Banking Industry’s 5th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.


The Fifth Annual M&A Advisor Awards dinner honors the best of the best in the Investment Banking industry, which was held at the New York Athletic Club in Midtown Manhattan on December 18th 2006. The event gathered more than 350 middle-market M&A and corporate financing professionals to toast the top players and their achievements for 2006. The black-tie event was hosted by The M&A Advisor and Becky Quick, the co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on the morning business news broadcast.


Scott’s firm, LockeBridge Investment Banking, was nominated as a finalist in two categories, Transaction of the Year and Healthcare-Biotech Deal of the Year.  Scott personally took home the winning trophy for the Deal Maker of the Year.


Scott Waxler, Managing Partner of LockeBridge, LLC states, “I attribute our success to the unique Lockebridge model of offering an extremely high level of representation to a client base that would not generally have access to such seasoned advisory services. Additionally, LockeBridge will assume the financial risk of bringing the Client to market through our no engagement fee or retainer policy. It’s a business model that is difficult to execute but has proven to be quite successful for us. In fact, I don’t know of any other firm in the country that can offer top tier advisory services while not charging any engagement fees.”


Barry Kaplan, Managing Editor and Chair of the Awards Nomination Committee responded in an email to Mr. Waxler, “We want you to know that the competition is intense, and so is the job of selecting finalists and winners. It is heartening and an inspiration to the entire middle market mergers and acquisitions community to see the astonishing variety of creative deal-making, persistence, and professionalism demonstrated by all of the nominations that were submitted. Your dedication and hard work are admired and applauded by your peers – and, most importantly, your clients – and we appreciate the opportunity you’ve given us to share them and shine a well-deserved spotlight on you and your firm.”