Monday, December 2, 2013

Chet Walden Receives Prestigious Darrell Fouts Award


Chet Walden Receives Prestigious
Darrell Fouts Award through M&A Source

ATLANTA, November 27, 2013 – Chet Walden, President of Walden Businesses with headquarters in Atlanta, GA, received the 2013 Darrell Fouts Award at the M&A Source Conference in Savanah, GA on November 19th.

The M&A Source was founded by Darrell Fouts in 1992 under the guidance of Tom West, Founder of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). Prior to the creation of The Source, Darrell taught IBBA classes to assist Main Street brokers as they transitioned to larger transactions. The M&A Source was founded on donations made from sixty IBBA members. The M&A Source established an award in Mr. Fouts’ name in 2001, in recognition and appreciation of the selfless vision and leadership he generously gave to the profession.

The Darrell Fouts Award is the most prestigious award given to an M&A Source member and honors that member’s exceptional contributions and visionary leadership resulting in a distinct benefit to The Source’s members, uplifting and expanding the vision of the M&A Source and/or to the M&A profession.

Chet was instrumental in negotiating the transfer of both IBBA and M&A Source to a new executive management firm during his tenure as Chair-Elect and Chairman of M&A Source (2010-2012). His leadership efforts helped bond the two associations as they worked separately and in tandem with one another.

Chet holds industry certifications as a Certified Business Intermediary, a Mergers and Acquisitions Master Intermediary and a Fellow of the IBBA.

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Media Contact:                       Sara Burden, Vice President of Walden Businesses
                                                (678) 277-9951, Ext. 11

Walden Businesses, Inc. is an Atlanta-based firm specializing in merger and acquisition advisory services for small and medium sized privately held companies in manufacturing, distribution and business-to-business services.

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