About SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

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A Track Record of Success

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Founded in 2001, SSG is more than a nationally recognized boutique investment bank - it’s a team of investment banking professionals offers a depth of experience and leadership that delivers a great deal more for clients.

Starting out as SSG Capital Advisors, L.P., continuing their development as the group was acquired, then leading a buyout to purchase the business back, SSG’s leadership team has grown together to create an independent firm with a clear focus. Their history has forged an entrepreneurial spirit that leads to innovative thinking and bold action. The expertise, mutual respect and camaraderie they have developed have enabled them to build a team of professionals and complete over 300 investment banking assignments together.


2018 news

SSG was selected by the Beard Group's Turnarounds & Workouts publication as an Outstanding Investment Banking Firm.

J. Scott Victor inducted into the Turnaround Management Association's 2018 Turnaround, Restructuring, and Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame.

SSG Capital Advisors LLC wins the Global M&A Network’s 10th Annual Turnaround Atlas Award for the following transactions:

Turnaround of the Year for their role in the Acquisition of National Label Company;

Private Equity Turnaround of the Year for their Role in the Acquisition of Short Bark Industries;

Cross Border Turnaround of the Year for their Role in the Vitamin World Chapter 11 Section 363 Sale and

USA Mid-Markets Restructuring Investment Bank of the Year


2017 news

SSG wins the M&A Advisor's Turnaround Award for Boutique Investment Firm of the Year.

J. Scott Victor named Global M&A Network Top 100 Restructuring & Turnaround Professional-Investment Banker.

SSG wins the following M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards:

Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year (Over $50MM to $100MM), for their role in the Thane International Inc.transaction;

Section 363 Sale of the Year ($25MM to $100MM), for their role in the Last Call Guarantor, LLC transaction;

Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year (Over $250MM to $500MM), for their role in the Restructuring of Horsehead Holding Corp., and

Industrials Deal of the Year, for their role in the Acquisition of Diversified Global Graphics Group ("DG3") by an affiliate of Resilience Capital Partners transactions.

SSG wins the M&A Advisor's Industrials Deal of the Year Award ($100MM to $250MM), for their role in the Sale of National Label Company and its Affiliates.


SSG wins the M&A Advisor's Turnaround Award for Industrial Manufacturing and Distribution Deal of the Year and Sec. 363 Sale of the Year for their role in the Saladworks, LLC transaction.

SSG was selected by the Beard Group's Turnarounds & Workouts publication as an Outstanding Investment Banking Firm

SSG ranked #17 nationally by The Deal for Investment Banks in Chapter 11
cases.

SSG wins the M&A Advisor's Award for Professional Services (B to B) Deal of the Year for their role in the Coyne International Enterprises Corp.transaction.


2015

SSG was selected by the Beard Group’s Turnarounds & Workouts Publication for their role in the successful restructuring of the Cooper Booth Wholesale Company, LP transaction.

J. Scott Victor Received the M&A Advisor's 2015 Leadership Award.

SSG wins the M&A Advisor's Turnaround Award for the Restructuring Deal of the Year for its role in the FriendFinder Network transaction and

SSG wins the M&A Advisor's Turnaround Award for the Refinancing Deal of the Year for its role in the Cooper-Booth Wholesale Company, L.P. and

SSG wins the M&A Advisor's Turnaround Award for Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year.

SSG wins Chapter 11 Restructuring Deal of the Year for their role in the Cooper-Booth Wholesale Company, Cooper-Booth Transportation Company and Cooper-Booth Management Company transaction at the Global M&A Turnaround Atlas Awards.

J. Scott Victor named Global M&A Network Top 100 Restructuring & Turnaround Professional-Investment Banker.

SSG wins the Turnaround Management Association's Transaction of the Year-Large Company for their role in the Cooper-Booth, L.P. and Affiliates transaction.

SSG was selected by the Beard Group's Turnaround's & Workouts publication as an Outstanding Investment Banking Firm.

2014

SSG wins the M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Award for the Refinancing Deal of the Year for its role in the Cotton Holdings, Inc.Transaction and

SSG wins the M&A Advisor's Turnaround Award for the Professional Services Deal of the Year for its role in the Acquisition of Advanced Communications, Inc. Transaction.

J. Scott Victor named Global M&A Network Top 100 Restructuring & Turnaround Professional-Investment Banker.

SSG wins the Association for Corporate Growth New York Champion's Award for the Technology, Media, Telecom Deal of the Year (Over 100MM)for its role in the FriendFinder Networks Inc. Transaction.

SSG wins the Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award for the Turnaround Media & Entertainment Deal of the Year for its role in the FriendFinder Networks Inc. Transaction.

SSG wins the Global M&A Network's Turnaround Atlas Award for Boutique Restructuring Investment Bank of the Year.

SSG wins the Global M&A Network's Turnaround Atlas Award for the Restructuring Deal of the Year Small Middle Markets for its role in the Journal Register Company Transaction.

SSG was selected by the Beard Group's Turnarounds & Workouts publication as an Outstanding Investment Banking Firm.

J. Scott Victor Elected 2015 President of TMA Global

2013

SSG wins the M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Award for Refinancing Deal of the Year for its role in the Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. Transaction.

SSG wins the M&A Advisor's Turnaround Award for Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year.

SSG wins the M&A Advisor's Turnaround Award for the Retail Manufacturing and Distribution Deal of the Year for their role in the Burner Systems International Inc. Transaction.

J. Scott Victor named Individual Contributor of the Year by the Turnaround Management Association.

J. Scott Victor ranked #7 nationally by The Deal for Investment Bankers in
Chapter 11 cases.

SSG ranked #9 nationally by The Deal for Investment Banks in Chapter 11
cases.

SSG wins the M&A Advisor's Turnaround Award for Boutique Restructuring Investment Bank of the Year.

SSG wins the Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award for the Special Situation M&A Deal of the Year for its role in the Blitz U.S.A. Transaction.

SSG wins the Association for Corporate Growth New York Champion's Award for the Retail Manufacturing and Distribution Deal of the Year for its role in the Burner Systems International Inc. Transaction.

SSG was selected by the Beard Group's Turnaround's & Workouts publication as an Outstanding Investment Banking Firm.

J. Scott Victor was selected as a Global M&A Network Top 100 Restructuring & Turnaround Professional-Investment Banker.

2012

SSG wins the M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Award for the Professional Services Deal of the Year (B-to-B) for its role in the Sale of Frank Parsons Inc. to The Supply Room Companies, Inc.

J. Scott Victor ranked #8 nationally by The Deal for Investment Bankers in Chapter 11 cases.

SSG ranked #11 nationally by The Deal for Investment Banks in Chapter 11 cases.

SSG wins the ACG New York Champion Award for the Cross-Border Deal of the Year ($50MM-$100MM) for its role in the Sale of O.K. Industries, Inc. to Industrias Bachoco S.A.B. de C.V.

SSG wins the Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award for Turnaround Deal of the Year for its role in the Lower Bucks Hospital Transaction.

SSG wins the Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award for Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year.

SSG wins the M&A Advisor's Award for Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year.

SSG was selected by the Beard Group's Turnaround & Workouts publication as a Outstanding Investment Banking Firm.

2011

SSG celebrates its 10th Anniversary

SSG wins the M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Awards for the Energy Sector Deal of the Year for its role in the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Sale Transaction, Consumer and Retail Products Sector (Over $100 Million) Deal of the Year for its role in the restructuring of EnviroSolutions Holdings, Inc credit facilities and equity, Consumer and Retail Products Sector (Under $100 Million) Deal of the Year for its role in the Trade Secret, Inc. sale transaction, Consumer Services Sector Deal of the Year Award for its role in the Parking Company America Airports Sale Transaction and Professional Services Sector Deal of the Year Award for its role in the Ronson Aviation, Inc Sale Transaction.

SSG named Hottest M&A Investment Bank by The Daily Deal.

SSG wins the M&A Advisor’s Middle-Market Financing Award for the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year.

J. Scott Victor wins the Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award for the Boutique Restructuring Investment Banker of the year.

SSG wins the Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award for the Special Situation M&A Deal of the Year for its role in the WM offman LLC Sale Transaction.

SSG wins the Turnaround Management Association’s Transaction of the Year-Small Company Award for their role in the Park Seed/Jackson & Perkins Transaction.

SSG wins the Association for Corporate Growth New York Champion's Award for the Investment Banking Firm of the Year.

SSG wins the Association for Corporate Growth New York Champion's Award for the Consumer Manufacturing and Distribution Deal of the Year for its role in the Townsends, Inc. Sale Transaction.

J. Scott Victor ranked #4 nationally by The Deal for Investment Bankers in Chapter 11 cases.

SSG ranked #8 nationally by The Deal for Investment Banks in Chapter 11 cases.

2010

SSG wins the M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Award for the Boutique Investment Bank of the Year

SSG wins the M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Award for the Retail Sector Deal of the Year for its role in the Bruno's Supermarkets, LLC Chapter 11 Sale Transaction.

SSG wins the Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award for the Deal of the Year in Retail Stores and Services Industry for its role in the Big 10 Tires Chapter 11 Sale Transaction.

J. Scott Victor wins the Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award for the Restructuring Investment Banker (Boutique/Specialty) of the year.

SSG wins M&A Advisor's Annual M&A Award for the Consumer Services Sector Deal of the Year for its role in the PCAA Parent, LLC Chapter 11 Sale Transaction.

J. Scott Victor ranked #1 nationally by The Deal for Investment Bankers in Chapter 11 cases.

SSG ranked #6 nationally by The Deal for Investment Banks in Chapter 11 cases.

2009

SSG’s five principals, J. Scott Victor, Mark Chesen, Matthew Karlson, Robert Smith, and Michael Goodman, form SSG Capital Advisors, LLC and reacquire the SSG practice from NatCity Investments, Inc.

SSG wins M&A Advisor's Turnaround Award for the Distressed M&A Deal of the Year ($100 Million and Above) for its role in the Boscov's Chapter 11 Sale Transaction.

SSG wins Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award for Special Situation M&A Deal of the Year ($100 Million and Above) for its role in the Boscov’s Chapter 11 Sale Transaction.

2008

SSG ranked #2 nationally by The Deal for Investment Banks in Chapter 11 cases.

National City Corporation is acquired by PNC Financial Services Group.

2007

SSG is acquired by NatCity Investments, Inc., a subsidiary of National City Corporation (NYSE:NCC). SSG operates under the name National City’s Special Situations Group.

2006

SSG ranked #5 nationally by The Deal for Investment Banks in Chapter 11 cases.

J. Scott Victor ranked #1 nationally by The Deal for Investment Bankers in Chapter 11 cases.

2005

SSG takes over investment banking arm of Resilience Capital Partners establishing a Cleveland office.

2002

Robert Smith joins SSG’s New York office after a 20 year career at CIT, most recently as head of the Northeast Region.

SSG Capital Advisors ranked #14 nationally by Thomson Reuters for number of deals completed in 2002 less than $100 million.

2001

Berwind decides to exit the financial services business, affording Special Situations Group the opportunity to spin out and form SSG Capital Advisors, L.P.

2000

J. Scott Victor joins Berwind Special Situations Group after a 17 year career as a restructuring attorney.

1998

Michael Goodman joins Berwind Financial’s Special Situations Group.

1997

Matthew Karlson joins Berwind Financial’s Special Situations Group.

1993

Berwind Financial hires Mark Chesen, who establishes and grows the Special Situations Group within the Investment Banking Division.

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