Scott Linch Announced As Winner of the 5th Annual 40 Under 40 Recognition Awards

Charlotte, N.C, May 21, 2014 – The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 40 Under 40 Recognition Awards and Scott Linch, Partner-in-Charge of Dixon Hughes Goodman’s national Private Equity and Transaction Advisory Services was named a winner for the Service Provider Category. 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.

Scott Linch has been chosen for his accomplishments and expertise from a pool of international nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

 “Dixon Hughes Goodman continues to enhance our reputation as a top tier service provider to private equity groups and strategic companies nationwide.  This award is a direct reflection of the dedication and commitment that Scott Linch, our Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Private Equity and Transaction Advisory Services provides to the industry,” says Martin Schlaeppi, Partner-in-Charge of Strategic Growth.  “We are delighted that our firm and Scott have been recognized as a winner of the M&A Advisor 40 under 40.” On Tuesday, June 24, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie Awards Gala at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, in conjunction with the 2014 Emerging Leaders’ Summit – an exclusive event pairing 40 Under 40 winners together with their mentors and other stalwarts, to introduce the 40 Under 40 Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements.

“In 2010 we initiated the 40 UNDER 40 Awards to recognize the emerging leaders of the M&A, Financing and Turnaround industries” said David Fergusson, president of The M&A Advisor. “It is our belief that this group of accomplished women and men will have a significant effect on the advancement of our industry. And it is our great pleasure to recognize them and provide a forum for them to meet and engage with one another.”

“We are thrilled that Scott has been chosen to receive this award. He is a true and proven leader that is committed to helping companies navigate complicated transactions for strategic buyers and private equity groups both here in our Charlotte market and also nationwide,” says Trey Ackerman, Charlotte Market Office Managing Partner.

To view the complete list of this year 40 Under 40 Award Winners CLICK HERE.

Scott’s background includes more than 17 years of experience. Scott assists the firm in navigating complicated transactions for strategic corporate buyers and private equity groups with a focus on middle market transactions. He has dedicated much of his career to conducting buy-side and sell-side due diligence for clients in a variety of industries with deal sizes ranging from five million to more than nine billion.

About Dixon Hughes Goodman Private Equity and Transaction Advisory Services

Dixon Hughes Goodman offers a dedicated group of professionals across multiple service lines to provide private equity firms and their portfolio companies a full array of services to meet their demanding needs in a challenging market. These services include Fund Services, Portfolio Services, Transaction Advisory Services, and Exit Strategy Services.


About Dixon Hughes Goodman

With more than 1,800 people in 11 states, Dixon Hughes Goodman is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is among the Top 20 largest accounting and advisory firms in the nation. In addition to comprehensive assurance, tax and advisory services, the firm goes to market by major industry focus and serves clients internationally and in all 50 states. Visit  for additional information.

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