The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the Emerging Leaders Awards within the M&A industry last week. Ervin Terwilliger and Erik Endler, Managing Partners of Three Twenty-One Capital Partners, have been chosen by M& A Advisors as Emerging Leaders in the M&A Category for their accomplishments and expertise.

The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this event to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging business leaders.

“The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was born as the “40 Under 40” Awards in the United States in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. With the expansion of the Emerging Leaders program to the United Kingdom, and Europe in 2016, the 2017 US award winners join a truly global network of outstanding young professionals,” said David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor.

On Tuesday, September 19th, The M&A Advisor will host a black-tie Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to announce the Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements.


Ervin Terwilliger, is the Founder and Managing Partner of Three Twenty-One Capital Partners, a boutique investment banking firm that specializes in Mergers and Acquisitions for privately held companies with a specific concentration in family-owned businesses and “storied” situations.

Ervin has completed over 120 transactions and consulting engagements in the last 10 years, with a concentration on family and founder-run businesses. Ervin sits on the board of directors for The Maryland Proton Therapy Center and has held director positions for international manufacturing concerns, as well as interim C-level positions.  Ervin is a relied upon valuation, process and sales expert in U.S. Bankruptcy Courts.  Ervin graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration in Management and Marketing and is an active member of the ABI and TMA.


Erik Endler, Erik is a Managing Partner at Three Twenty-One Capital Partners. Erik is a former Executive Director in Oppenheimer’s Consumer and Business Services Investment Banking group, former Director at CIBC World Markets and Analyst with Deutsche Banc Alex Brown. Erik’s transactional experience spans the consumer products, retail, technology, e-commerce, direct marketing, manufacturing, rental services, professional services, and restaurant sub-sectors.

Erik manages Three Twenty-One Capital Partners’ deal teams, overseeing all aspects of the firm’s engagements including, but not limited to due diligence, financial analysis, memorandum creation and deal structuring. Erik has completed over 40 deals representing in excess of $7 billion in transaction value. Clients have included companies such as Bare Escentuals, the Brickman Group, Carbonite, Connolly Consulting, Constant Contact, Contigo, Design Within Reach, Jarden and Vitacost to name a few.  Erik graduated with highest honors from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Finance and Computer Applications.


Founded in 1998, The M&A Advisor was the first dedicated media company to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions. As the world’s premier think tank and leadership organization for M&A, restructuring and corporate finance professionals, the firm provides a range of integrated services including: The M&A Advisor Forums and Summits; The M&A Advisor Market Intelligence; M&A.TV.; The M&A Advisor Live; The M&A Advisor Awards; and The M&A Advisor Connects. To learn more about the company’s Leadership Services visit

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