Crystal & Company's Jonathan Gilbert Announced as a Winner of M&A Advisor's "40 Under 40" Awards

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NEW YORK, May 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crystal & Company, a leading strategic risk and insurance advisor, is honored to announce that senior managing director and Mergers & Acquisitions practice leader Jonathan Gilbert has been named one of M&A Advisor's "40 Under 40" in the Service Provider category. The "40 Under 40" M&A Advisor Recognition Awards, now in its fifth year, celebrates the leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals for their career accomplishments, professional expertise and community work. Jonathan and the rest of this year's winners will be honored at a black-tie gala on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.

"Jonathan is an integral part of driving our strategy to deliver superior value for our private equity and acquisitive client base," said Sandy Crystal, executive vice president at Crystal & Company. "He is a tremendous asset to the company, constantly striving to achieve the best results for our clients."

Crystal & Company's M&A Practice concentrates on assessing, quantifying and insuring the risks arising from mergers, acquisitions and corporate transaction within the middle market and lower market private equity/buyout/alternative investment firms. The team combines due diligence, transactional risk services and employee benefits within one practice for efficiency during a transaction. Jonathan has served clients in more than 20 countries, and has led insurance procurement initiatives for private equity firms with a focus on reducing expense and increasing equity. Jonathan has developed "one-off" risk transfer solutions with the use of insurance capital. He has also worked with private equity firms of all sizes to develop insurance procurement programs that dramatically reduced expense and increased liquidity.

About Crystal & Company

Crystal & Company (www.crystalco.com) is a leading strategic risk and insurance advisor, addressing clients' risk management, insurance brokerage, and employee benefits consulting needs. The firm is comprised of more than 400 professionals, distinguished by their technical expertise and industry-specific knowledge, driven by their passion for client service. A national firm, placing over $1 billion in premiums annually in the global insurance marketplace, Crystal & Company is headquartered in New York with 10 regional offices throughout the country. Established in 1933, the company has sustained its independence through 80 years and three generations of Crystal family ownership and management.

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