History

A Track Record of Success

Founded in 2001, SSG is more than a nationally recognized boutique investment bank – it’s a team of investment banking professionals offers a depth of experience and leadership that delivers a great deal more for clients.

Starting out as SSG Capital Advisors, L.P., continuing their development as the group was acquired, then leading a buyout to purchase the business back, SSG’s leadership team has grown together to create an independent firm with a clear focus. Their history has forged an entrepreneurial spirit that leads to innovative thinking and bold action. The expertise, mutual respect and camaraderie they have developed have enabled them to build a team of professionals and complete over 350 investment banking assignments together.

Teresa C. Kohl was named The M&A Advisor’s Distressed M&A Dealmaker of the Year.

SSG wins the following M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Awards:

  • Deal of the Year award for our role in the sale of North Philadelphia Health System to an affiliate of Iron Stone Partners;
  • Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year for our role in the Restructuring and Sale of Peekay Boutiques, Inc.

SSG wins The M&A Advisor’s Cross Border Deal of the Year ($25MM to $50MM) Award for their role in the sale of Vitamin World, Inc. to Feihe International.

J. Scott Victor has been named an Influencer of Finance in the Investment Banking category by The Inquirer in Philadelphia.

SSG wins the following Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Awards:

  • Retail & Restructuring of the Year for their role in the Peekay Boutique, Inc. transaction;
  • Corporate Turnaround of the Year (Small-Mid-Market) for their role in the Restructuring of A’GACI, LLC.
  • U.S.A. Restructuring Investment Bank of the Year

J. Scott Victor inducted into the Turnaround Management Association’s 2018 Turnaround, Restructuring, and Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame.

J. Scott Victor named Global M&A Network Top 100 Restructuring & Turnaround Professional-Investment Banker.

SSG wins The M&A Advisor’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year award for our role in the sale of North Philadelphia Health System to an affiliate of Iron Stone Partners.

SSG wins the Global M&A Network’s Atlas Award for Distressed M&A Deal of the Year for our role the Nighthawk Energy sale of assets to Morse Energy Capital Partners.

SSG wins the following Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards:

  • Turnaround of the Year for our role in the Acquisition of National Label Company;
  • Private Equity Turnaround of the Year for our Role in the Acquisition of Short Bark Industries;
  • Cross Border Turnaround of the Year for our Role in the Vitamin World Chapter 11 Section 363 Sale; and
  • USA Mid-Markets Restructuring Investment Bank of the Year.

SSG was selected by the Beard Group’s Turnarounds & Workouts publication as an Outstanding Investment Banking Firm.

SSG ranked #18 nationally on The Deal’s Bankruptcy League Tables for Financial Advisers.

SSG ranked #11 nationally on The Deal’s Out-of-Court League Tables for Financial Advisers to Distressed Companies.

 

J. Scott Victor named Global M&A Network Top 100 Restructuring & Turnaround Professional-Investment Banker.

Teresa C. Kohl received TMA Global’s Outstanding Individual Contribution Award.

SSG wins The M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Award for Boutique Investment Firm of the Year.

SSG wins the following M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards:

  • Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year (Over $50MM to $100MM), for our role in the Thane International Inc.transaction;
  • Section 363 Sale of the Year ($25MM to $100MM), for our role in the Last Call Guarantor, LLC transaction;
  • Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year (Over $250MM to $500MM), for our role in the Restructuring of Horsehead Holding Corp., and
  • Industrials Deal of the Year, for our role in the Acquisition of Diversified Global Graphics Group (“DG3”) by an affiliate of Resilience Capital Partners transactions.

SSG wins The M&A Advisor’s Industrials Deal of the Year Award ($100MM to $250MM), for our role in the Sale of National Label Company and its Affiliates.

SSG ranked #22 nationally on The Deal’s Bankruptcy League Tables for Financial Advisers.

SSG ranked #13 nationally on The Deal’s Out-of-Court League Tables for Financial Advisers to Distressed Companies.

SSG was selected by the Beard Group’s Turnarounds & Workouts publication as an Outstanding Investment Banking Firm.

SSG wins The M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Award for Industrial Manufacturing and Distribution Deal of the Year and Sec. 363 Sale of the Year for our role in the Saladworks, LLC transaction.

SSG was selected by the Beard Group’s Turnarounds & Workouts publication as an Outstanding Investment Banking Firm

SSG ranked #17 nationally by The Deal for Investment Banks in Chapter 11
cases.

SSG wins The M&A Advisor’s Award for Professional Services (B to B) Deal of the Year for our role in the Coyne International Enterprises Corp.transaction.

J. Scott Victor Received The M&A Advisor’s 2015 Leadership Award.

J. Scott Victor named Global M&A Network Top 100 Restructuring & Turnaround Professional-Investment Banker.

SSG was selected by the Beard Group’s Turnarounds & Workouts Publication for our role in the successful restructuring of the Cooper Booth Wholesale Company, LP transaction.

SSG wins the following M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards:

  • Refinancing Deal of the Year for our role in the Cooper-Booth Wholesale Company, L.P. ;
  • Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year.
  • Restructuring Deal of the Year for our role in the FriendFinder Network transaction.

SSG wins Chapter 11 Restructuring Deal of the Year for our role in the Cooper-Booth Wholesale Company, Cooper-Booth Transportation Company and Cooper-Booth Management Company transaction at the Global M&A Turnaround Atlas Awards.

SSG wins the Turnaround Management Association’s Transaction of the Year-Large Company for our role in the Cooper-Booth, L.P. and Affiliates transaction.

SSG was selected by the Beard Group’s Turnaround’s & Workouts publication as an Outstanding Investment Banking Firm.

SSG wins the following M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Award:

  • Restructuring Deal of the Year for our role in the FriendFinder Network transaction;
  • Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year.