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Brereton-Hanley’s ESOP Sale Wins “Deal of the Year”


NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Brereton, Hanley & Co., Inc. (“Brereton-Hanley”) is proud to announce that the firm has received the Deal of the Year award from The M&A Advisor at the 15th Annual M&A Awards Gala on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in New York, NY. This year’s Finalists represented many of the industry’s leading firms, including: Deloitte Consulting; Ernst & Young; Guggenheim Partners; PwC Corporate Finance; The General Electric Company; Raymond James; KPMG Corporate Finance; and many more.

Brereton-Hanley Partner, Brandt Brereton shared, “The ESOP transaction structure itself is getting its due recognition from the broader investment banking industry through this coveted award.”  Brereton-Hanley Partner, Jared Hanley added, “This is another great win for ESOPs; we are truly gratified.” Brereton-Hanley served as exclusive financial advisor to Entrepreneurial Ventures, Inc. dba Parrot Cellular (“Parrot Cellular”) in its $90 million sale from the Parrot Cellular Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) to Game Stop Corporation in 2015.

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About Brereton, Hanley & Co., Inc. Brereton, Hanley & Co., Inc.  (“Brereton-Hanley”), founded in 1995, is an investment bank headquartered in San Jose, California conducting business nationally. Brereton-Hanley provides M&A advisory, Private Equity advisory and ESOP advisory services to middle market companies seeking liquidity through un-biased corporate finance advice & concurrent execution.

Contact For Brereton-Hanley:
Brandt Brereton
Brereton, Hanley & Co., Inc.
1100 Lincoln Ave, Suite 386
San Jose, California  95125
PH: 408-877-6329