RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Firm that Provided Counsel for Jayco Deal is Finalist for Award

Tue Oct 18, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A) has announced that it has been named a finalist for The M&A Advisor Communications Firm of the Year award.

LE&A has worked on more than 30 deals in 2016 alone and also provides PR, marketing and transaction communications for investment banking, venture capital and private equity and portfolio company clients, including three of the six Private Equity Firm of the Year finalists – Huron Capital Partners, Blackford Capital and Sun Capital Partners – in the M&A Advisor Awards. Combined, these firms were named finalists in nearly 20 different categories, including individual finalist recognition in the Private Equity Professional of the Year category for LE&A clients Christopher Sheeran, partner, Huron Capital Partners; and Martin Stein, founder and managing director, Blackford Capital.

"We are honored to be a finalist for such a prestigious national award as the M&A Communications Firm of the Year and are always appreciative to be recognized by the deal community," LE&A President and Managing Partner Jeff Lambert says. "Our team plays a pivotal role in the M&A industry across the country. This year alone, we provided counsel and support to a variety of industries, including the $1.7 billion acquisition of Jayco by RV manufacturer Thor Industries and numerous private equity deals across eight different states. We look forward to continuing these efforts and providing effective communication strategies and results for clients during times of transition."

The winners for the 2016 M&A Advisor awards will be announced at a gala on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the New York Athletic Club.

"Since the inception of the M&A Advisor Awards in 2002, we have been recognizing the leading dealmakers, firms and transactions," M&A Advisor President and Co-CEO David Fergusson says. "And each year we celebrate the creativity, perseverance and ingenuity of our industry's professionals. While our industry has undergone significant transformation since our first awards were presented 14 years ago, we are convinced, more than ever before, that M&A is a driving force of the economy. It is truly an honor for our firm to be able to recognize the contribution that the 2016 award finalists have made."

For more information, and for a detailed list of all of the Award Finalists for the 15th Annual M&A Advisor awards, visit www.maadvisor.com or contact The M&A Advisor at 212-951-1550.