Corporate Finance Associates Dan Vermeire Named Investment Banker of the Year 2022
Los Angeles - May 10, 2022 - Dan Vermeire of Corporate Finance Associate Worldwide (CFAW), an international middle-market investment banking firm, was honored by D CEO as 2022 Investment Banker of the Year. This marks the second year in a row a member of the CFAW Dallas team earned top honors.
Vermeire nearly doubled the number of deals he closed in 2021 compared to the prior year, noting that transactions involving cybersecurity, managed service providers, and recurring revenue models were particularly prevalent. "I tell people, 'If you've been thinking you want to get a deal done in the next two or three years, you better think about doing it right now, because it isn't going to get better than this,'" says Dan Vermeire, managing director and principal at Corporate Finance Associates.
His biggest challenge was a good one to have—selectivity. "The toughest thing was to pick and choose which deals to work on," he says, adding that he passed along several opportunities to peers out of sheer capacity limits. The bandwidth crunch wasn't limited to dealmakers. "The lawyers and accounting firms that handle closings—it got to the point where you had to get on their list, and you had to wait in line in order to get your deal closed," Vermeire says.