Amber Roberts, senior vice president of LANE, has received M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leaders Award. Roberts was selected by M&A Advisor’s independent judging panel for her distinguished accomplishments and expertise in the field of merger and acquisition communications.
Roberts has nearly 15 years of experience in investor relations counsel as well as in strategic marketing, media relations and digital marketing. As lead of LANE’s financial services practice, Roberts has advised clients engaged in transactions ranging from $90 million to more than $4 billion across a variety of industries, including financial and business services, consumer and technology.
“We’re so proud of Amber for receiving this well-deserved achievement and recognition,” said Wendy Lane Stevens, president of LANE. “From her first day at LANE, Amber has proven herself to be a world-class leader, consistently exemplifying the highest level of work and always challenging herself to be ahead of the curve throughout the financial services industry.”
In 2015 alone, Roberts and LANE’s financial services team advised clients on 11 mergers and acquisitions from the agency’s Portland and New York City offices. Work conducted on behalf of private equity firm Thoma Bravo included deals such as a $3.5 billion acquisition of Riverbed Technology with Teachers’ Private Capital, as well as the $4.5 billion acquisition of SolarWinds in partnership with Silver Lake. In addition, Roberts and her team provided communications counsel to Swander Pace Capital for the sale of its minority investment in Applegate Farms, valued at $775 million, to Hormel Foods.
The 7th Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards, born as the 40 Under 40 Awards in 2010, celebrates the success of young professionals and their notable contributions to their industry and community. The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this event to promote mentorship and professional development among emerging business leaders.
The M&A Advisor will host an awards gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan on Friday, June 10, to introduce the Emerging Leaders Award winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements. To view the complete list of this year’s Emerging Leaders Award winners Click Here.
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