InterOcean Advisors Wins Cross Border Deal of the Year Award

- Firm & Personnel, Transactions

CHICAGO, January 7, 2021 — InterOcean Advisors, a Chicago-based investment banking advisory firm focused on industrials transactions, was announced as a winner of one of The M&A Advisor’s 12th Annual International M&A Awards last month.  InterOcean earned the Cross Border Deal of the Year Award for its role in advising MicroPen Technologies Corp. in its sale to Exxelia USA, a subsidiary of Exxelia Group, a France-based portfolio company of IK Investment Partners.

“We are extremely honored to have won this distinguished award,” said Bill Doepke, Managing Director, InterOcean Advisors.  “The transaction involved some unusual complexities, including tax, environmental, and shareholder retention matters.  Thus, we are particularly pleased to have achieved a very successful outcome for the management team and shareholders of MicroPen Technologies.”

This is the latest distinction for InterOcean Advisors, having previously earned recognition from The M&A Advisor as a finalist for the Industrials Deal of the Year Award and the Industrial Goods & Basic Resources Deal of the Year Award.

Winners were selected from hundreds of notable nominations by an independent judging panel comprised of renowned industry experts. The awards will be presented at the International M&A Awards Gala, a virtual celebration being held on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

“It gives us great pleasure to recognize InterOcean Advisors with the Cross Border Deal of the Year Award ($10-$50MM), a prestigious distinction for international M&A firms and professionals,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor. “They’ve earned this accolade by standing out in a field of very impressive competitors. Truly, InterOcean represents the very best of our international M&A industry.”

For a detailed list of the 12th Annual International M&A Award Winners, click here.

About InterOcean Advisors

InterOcean Advisors LLC is a leading specialty investment bank with a proven track record of providing successful outcomes for private and public companies and financial sponsors. InterOcean is dedicated to delivering outstanding mergers & acquisitions and private capital sourcing advisory services to middle market manufacturing, value-added distribution, and service companies in industrial markets. With professionals in Chicago, Atlanta and Denver, and participation in the Terra Corporate Finance Alliance—an international network of leading investment banking firms—InterOcean offers solutions for its clients both across the country and around the world. For additional information, please visit