M&A Advisor announces Sir Martin Sorrell to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

22 October, 2014

LONDON and NEW YORK — The M&A Advisor is proud to announce that Sir Martin Sorrell Chief Executive Officer of WPP, is the recipient of The M&A Advisor's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Sir Martin is to be honored for his achievements and contributions to the mergers and acquisitions industry at The M&A Advisor's 2014 Dealmakers' Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with the 2014 International Financial Forum at The Bloomberg Auditorium in London on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Sir Martin Sorrell founded WPP, the world's leading advertising and marketing services group in 1985 and has been chief executive throughout. The WPP companies, employing over 179,000 people in over 3,000 offices in 111 countries, provide clients with advertising, media investment management, data investment management, public relations and public affairs, branding and identity, healthcare communications, direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing and specialist communications services.

Sir Martin actively supports the advancement of international business schools – advising Harvard, IESE, the Indian School of Business, the China Europe International Business School and the Fundacao Dom Cabral Business School in Brazil. He has been publicly recognised with a number of awards including the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award. In the Time 100 "Builders & Titans" he was voted one of the world's most influential figures in business. He was also nominated for CNBC's First 25 List ("Rebels, Icons and Leaders") of people judged to have had the most profound impact on business and finance in the last 25 years. He received a knighthood in January 2000.

Sir Martin is also an active contributor to many important organisations and charities including Alpha Topco, Alcoa, the Bloomberg Family Foundation, the World Economic Forum International Business Council, the British Museum, the Tate Gallery, and The Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. And he is proud to be vice-chairman of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council Shanghai and chairman of the International Business Advisory Council in London, Rome and Jerusalem.

"Sir Martin Sorrell continues to set the bar for business professionals worldwide," stated David Fergusson, Co-Chief Executive Officer and President of The M&A Advisor. "We are honored to present Sir Martin with The M&A Advisor Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions that have not only shaped an industry but have influenced the world in the process. Sir Martin's accomplishments are truly an inspiration to us all."

The M&A Advisor, founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, is today the world's premier leadership organization for M&A, restructuring and financing professionals. For over 16 years, the organization has been researching, reporting on, presenting, and facilitating connections between the industry's top performers worldwide.

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