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Harbor View Advisors’ transaction selected as finalist for M&A Advisor Awards

Harbor View Advisors announces that Advent Software’s acquisition of Black Diamond Performance Reporting has been selected as a finalist in three categories for the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The Advent/Black Diamond transaction was named as a finalist for Lower-Middle Market Transaction of the Year, Information Technology Sector Transaction of the Year, and Financial Services Sector Transaction of the Year.

In June, Advent Software acquired Jacksonville, Florida-based Black Diamond for $73 million in cash. The combination brought together Black Diamond’s innovative technology with Advent’s deep resources and industry-leading market share. Since the acquisition, Advent has continued to invest in the Black Diamond platform, increasing staff and announcing a range of new products and technology enhancements.

Harbor View acted as sole financial advisor to Black Diamond in the transaction. The acquisition was the culmination of a three-year relationship between Harbor View and Black Diamond in which Harbor View delivered a variety of strategic consulting and advisory services.

Each year, M&A Advisor recognizes the leading transactions and deal-makers in the investment banking industry. This year, finalists were selected from a record 389 nominations representing over 500 companies. Winners for Major and Sector Transactions of the Year will be announced at the M&A Advisor Awards Gala in December in New York City.

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