Blue Wolf’s Michael Ranson, Winner of the M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 East Region Recognition Awards

Michael Ranson, Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners, has been announced by The M&A Advisor as a winner of the 2012 40 UNDER 40 East Region M&A Advisor Recognition Awards.

The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition and presentation of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this recognition awards program to promote mentorship and professional development among emerging business leaders.

Mr. Ranson has been chosen for his accomplishments and contribution to the industry from a pool of accomplished nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

“In 2010 we initiated the 40 UNDER 40 Awards to recognize the emerging leaders of the M&A, Financing and Turnaround industries,” reports Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of The M&A Advisor.  “I am pleased to recognize Mr. Ranson as a 2012 40 UNDER 40 Award Winner and bestow upon him this distinguished honor.”

On Thursday, May 3rd, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie Awards Gala at The Lighthouse on the waterfront at Pier 61 in New York City to introduce the 40 UNDER 40 Award Winners and Finalists to the business community and celebrate their achievements.

A complete list of the winners and finalists can be found at www.maadvisor.com

Mr. Ranson said, “I am pleased to be recognized for the work Blue Wolf has done to promote responsible investment in American companies.  We are proud to have helped create leading competitors in a variety of market sectors.”

Michael Ranson is a partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC, a middle market private equity firm that invests in companies in which managing relationships with government or labor, or resolving financial or operational distress, are critical to building value.  Prior to joining Blue Wolf in 2008, Mr. Ranson served as a Portfolio Manager of GoldenTree Asset Management, LP, where he was responsible for investing approximately $634 million and helped oversee a $1.5 billion portfolio and team of approximately ten people.  Before that, he was a Vice President at American Capital, Ltd.  At both GoldenTree and American Capital, Mr. Ranson made investments across the capital structure and in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, media, entertainment, telecommunications, green energy, paper, and restaurants.  Mr. Ranson received a B.A. from Duke University.  Following graduation from Duke, he received a six-month scholarship to conduct a post-graduate independent study of music in Marrakech, Morocco.

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