The M&A Advisor continues its 17-year history of recognizing the importance of leadership by establishing a partnership with HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership), an international nonprofit that has been inspiring a global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation since 1958. With over 450,000 alumni in more than 20 countries, every year, nearly 12,000 high school students attend a HOBY leadership program here and abroad.

The M&A Advisor will contribute 50% of all advertising sales from the 12th Annual Distressed Investing Summit and Turnaround Awards on March 20-22 in Palm Beach FL. Now in its 12th year, the 2018 Distressed Investing Summit featuring the Annual Turnaround Awards brings together the industry’s leading professionals for an exclusive “Think Tank Forum” symposium and honors the accomplishments of the top distressed investing, restructuring and turnaround practitioners and firms.

“The valuable impact of HOBY alumni, volunteers and recognition award winners, including many accomplished members of the corporate finance community including Jack Butler, Sheila Smith, Doug Parker, Keith Shapiro, and Steven Klinsky, is felt around the world. The M&A Advisor is honored to support the tremendous efforts of an organization whose contribution of social good knows no boundaries!” said The M&A Advisor CEO, David Fergusson.

Funds generated from this advertising sales initiative will be used to send students to a HOBY program who might otherwise be unable to attend. This partnership and others like it will be critical to creating the most civically-prepared and entrepreneurial global generation of youth leaders.

“HOBY is so grateful for the support from M&A Advisor and those in the M&A field, who truly understand the value of leadership and the importance of a return on investment. Supporting HOBY is an important investment in the future of our businesses, communities and the world. Thank you.”


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Founded in 1958, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership’s (HOBY) mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States and around the world, serving local and international high school students. HOBY provides students to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning, and motivation-building experiences beginning a lifelong dedication to improving the lives of others. Due to the selfless efforts of 4,000 volunteers and the contributions of generous donors, more than 12,000 students participate in HOBY programs annually. For more information about HOBY, visit