November 2023 | Award

West Monroe wins ‘Deal of the Year’ at the 22nd M&A Advisor Awards

West Monroe wins ‘Deal of the Year’ at the 22nd M&A Advisor Awards

West Monroe is proud to announce that it’s the recipient of the M&A Advisor’s ‘Deal of the Year’ award for the Merger & Acquisition (M&A) practice’s advisory role for the acquisition of PANTHERx Rare from Centene Corporation by Vistria Group, General Atlantic, and Nautic Partners. This is West Monroe’s second consecutive year winning this prestigious award.

West Monroe wins ‘Deal of the Year’ at the 22nd M&A Advisor Awards

"Being recognized by the distinguished M&A Advisor organization for West Monroe's pivotal role in the intricate PANTHERx club deal is truly a privilege,” said Jennifer O’Brien , a partner in West Monroe’s M&A practice and deal team leader.

We take great pride in our collaboration with Vistria Group, General Atlantic, Nautic Partners, Centene Corporation and PANTHERx, capitalizing on our firm's multidisciplinary teams to provide immediate value to our clients from the buy-side diligence through the post-close separation process. This deal was incredibly complex on top of a short timeframe. This win would not be possible without the dedication and talent of our project team.


An investor consortium of leading private equity firms the Vistria Group, General Atlantic, and Nautic Partners acquired one of the fastest-growing specialty and rare disease pharmacies, PANTHERx Rare from Centene Corporation. West Monroe was proud to support both the transaction and post-close work. The deal team performed the carveout diligence, managed the entire RFP process for key New Company functions, and oversaw separation efforts to create a standalone rare and specialty pharmacy distribution company in record speed.

The West Monroe team included Sean Adkins , Jennifer O’Brien , Kate Festle , Jonathan Ross , Matt Braun, Charles Hartman, Pete Zinsli and Jason Friedman.

"West Monroe was a great partner to us during the PANTHERx diligence process,” said Natasha Latif, principal at The Vistria Group. “We appreciated the team’s depth of knowledge and ability to deliver high quality insights in an accelerated timeframe.”

West Monroe is a market-leading advisor and longtime partner to the private equity industry. West Monroe’s M&A practice advises equity firms and strategic buyers on their M&A transactions and portfolio companies. The team specializes in transaction advisory, digital due diligence, post-merger integration, value creation, and complex carveouts, and possesses a wide range of capabilities and industry expertise. The West Monroe M&A team has worked with more than 100 clients on over 6,000 deals representing more than $350 billion in deal value and the award-winning M&A carveout team supports more than 100 divestitures annually.

The 22nd Annual M&A Advisor Awards – the benchmark for dealmaking excellence –recognizes the leading M&A Transactions, Restructurings, Deal Financings, Product/ Services, Firms, and Professionals. Evaluation of the nominees and selection of the 2023 winners was completed by an independent panel of judges comprised of industry experts.

The awards were presented at the 2023 Future of Dealmaking Summit in New York City on November 15, 2023. Earlier this year, West Monroe’s Jordan Nouhan and Madeline Verbeten were named winners of M&A Advisor’s 14th Annual Emerging Leaders Award.

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