BOSTON, MA (June 3, 2019) – Recently, The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 2019 Emerging Leaders Awards.

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 amongst the emerging business leaders.

Ricardo Brau, Managing Director in L.E.K. Consulting’s Healthcare practice, and Matt Korsch, Managing Director in L.E.K.’s Industrials practice, have been chosen for their accomplishments and expertise from a pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

“The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards — originally known as the ‘40 Under 40 Awards’ — were created in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the outstanding young professionals who have reached a significant level of success while still under the age of 40. These impressive young professionals have made notable contributions to our industry and to their communities. Truly, the Emerging Leader Awardees we are honoring are the best and the brightest. They are the future of the M&A, finance, and turnaround industry” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor.

“L.E.K. congratulates Ricardo and Matt on this outstanding accomplishment given their roles as leaders on many strategy and M&A projects for our clients,” said Rob Rourke, President of L.E.K.’s Americas region. “Ricardo has developed successful M&A strategies for biopharmas and pharmaceutical contract service providers, ranging from global companies to emerging venture-funded ones, and has directly advised transactions totaling tens of billions of dollars. Matt has worked on 125 M&A engagements and has led 70 transactions totaling more than $15 billion in revenue, mostly within the building products and distribution space.”

On Tuesday, September 17, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to introduce the 2019 Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and to celebrate their achievements. The Awards Gala is a feature of the 2019 Emerging Leaders Summit—an exclusive event bringing current and past Emerging Leaders Awards winners together with their peers and industry stalwarts. To view the complete list of this year Emerging Leaders Award Winners CLICK HERE.

About L.E.K. Consulting
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private and public-sector organizations, private equity firms, and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,400 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For more information, go to

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