Hale Global Announced as Finalist for the 4th Annual Turnaround Awards
February 4th 2010

NEW YORK, NY, February 4, 2010 — —The M&A Advisor recently announced the 2010 finalists for the 4th Annual Turnaround Awards. Hale Global's LocationLogic transaction with Autodesk, Inc. was named a finalist in both the "Divestiture Deal of the Year" and the "Turnaround of the Year" award categories.

The Turnaround Awards Gala honors excellence in deal-making in the distressed investing, restructuring and turnaround marketplace. This year, there are 99 finalists representing over 30 firms in 27 categories in the distressed investing, restructuring and turnaround marketplace. An independent body of experts that span the turnaround industry will be judging and determining the ultimate recipients of the award. Winners will then be revealed "Academy-Award style" at the awards gala, which is part of the M&A Advisor's 4th Annual Distressed Investing Conference & Turnaround Awards Gala. The event is being held on Sunday, March 21st through Monday, March 22nd at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, FL.

"It is an honor to recognize the achievements and accomplishments of Hale Global," said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO, The M&A Advisor. "Despite these hard economic times, they have been able to restructure and rebuild, setting an industry standard for their influential deals in the industry."

"Out of an impossible looking situation," said Charles Hale, President of Hale Global, "Autodesk and Hale Global together created immense success." "Drafting and diligencing a complicated transaction in a matter of days, signing without an executive team, and closing through the turbulent events of early 2009 showcased extraordinary transactional ability on both sides. Giving some of the most demanding and mission-critical customers in the world fantastic customer satisfaction experiences while transforming the business from laggard to leader in a matter of months were operating achievements the employees and we will remember the rest of our lives."

Hale Global has an 8-year track record as a buyer and partner of choice for leading global enterprises' special situations. Hale Global helps talented teams transform organizations into industry leaders with transactions that consistently achieve certain and reliable closes, high levels of customer satisfaction, and empowered and fulfilled management.

The M&A Advisor's 4th Annual Distressed Investing Conference and Turnaround Awards Gala is the premier event for the turnaround industry. The conference will explore opportunities and challenges for the year ahead. The event kicks off with a networking cocktail reception at the Colony Hotel on Sunday, March 21st. Conference starts early morning on Monday March 22nd, and will feature informative programs with industry-leading speakers, followed by the Awards Gala in the evening. One of the keynote speakers at the conference is Rodger Krouse, Co-founder and Co-CEO of private equity firm, Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

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