Investment firm Blaige & Co. of Chicago has been named packaging and chemicals investment banking firm of the year for 2022 by Acquisition International magazine.
It's the fifth time Blaige & Co. have won the award since 2013. Blaige & Co. CEO Thomas Blaige also was named the magazine's sector focused CEO of the year in 2015.
AI officials said that the awards "highlight leading companies whose performances have stood out in this competitive market."
"The deal making environment is advancing greatly, and [AI] is looking to award the companies who are evolving," they added. "AI's award assessment is centered around evaluation of "commercial success and resilience."
AI is a monthly digital magazine that reaches more than 85,000 managers, investment professionals and business advisors.
Blaige & Co. is focused on mergers and acquisitions advisory services for plastics, packaging and chemicals transactions. Thomas Blaige founded the firm in 2003. To date, Blaige & Co. has completed more than 200 transactions.