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The M&A Advisor announces Mario Garnero to receive Lifetime Achievement Award for International Business Leadership

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The M&A Advisor will announce today that Mario Garnero, chairman and CEO of the investment firm Brasilinvest Group, as the recipient of the 2012 M&A Advisor Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Garnero is to be honored for his contribution to the development of Brazil and its international business and political relations at the 4th Annual International M&A Advisor Awards Gala at New York Athletic Club.

A lawyer by training, Mario Garnero is a pioneer in merchant banking and one of Brazil's most accomplished entrepreneurs. Throughout his career, ranging over half a century, he has led Brazil in the advancement of its domestic industries and the establishment of international cooperation between social, business and government interests. A friend and ally of American Presidents and international Heads of State, Mario Garnero continues to bring foreign investor attention to the Brazilian private sector from across the globe.

Georgette Mosbacher, President and CEO of Borghese Cosmetic, was chosen to present the award. Mrs. Mosbacher estates that Mario Garnero: "Embodies the characteristics of a Renaissance man: a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests."

David Fergusson, Senior Managing Director for the M&A Advisor goes furthermore: "Mario Garnero has and continues to set the bar for business professionals worldwide", stated. "We are honored to present Mr. Garnero with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions that have not only shaped a country but have influenced the world in the process. Mario Garnero's accomplishments are an honor to Brazil and an inspiration to us all."

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SOURCE Brasilinvest