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Global Upside, the leading provider of incorporation, PEO/EOR, accounting, HR, payroll, and compliance services, has been named the winner of Consulting Firm of the Year at the 19th annual M&A Advisor Awards.

The award, held virtually on February 4th, recognized Global Upside’s in-depth knowledge of the private equity industry’s operational needs, enabling it to provide innovative services across the entire employee and business lifecycle.

“These award winners are the standouts of the year, representing the finest deals and professionals within the M&A industry,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor. “This period was ripe with challenges, but also abundant with M&A activity, and these professionals were able to rise above the noise executing transactions representing several hundred billions of dollars of enterprise value.”

Global Upside provides comprehensive incorporation, PEO/EOR, accounting, HR, payroll, and compliance services to support business in 170+ countries. The Company’s M&A practice is focused on helping private equity leaders and executives who are dealing with M&As ensure they have a smooth Day 1 and continued support through the entire employee and business lifecycle. Global Upside specializes in creating optimal legal structures, and managing complex human resources issues including onboarding, benefits, payroll continuity, and global regulatory compliance.

“The private equity environment has developed and adapted since the start of the pandemic with many firms changing their industry focus and investment strategies. Investments and divestitures have started to pick up and the coming months look very promising for mergers and acquisitions. Especially while companies look to add to their existing portfolio companies and fill skills gaps,” commented Andrew Wilson, VP of Private Equity, Global Upside. “With all the changes and uncertainty across the globe, it is even more critical that ever to lean on a firm you can trust. We are proud to be recognized as one of those trusted partners.”

Ragu Bhargava, CEO and Co-founder of Global Upside adds, “It is quite an honor to have won this award considering the prestigious competition. Despite the struggles we have all faced worldwide this past year, Global Upside is proud that our comprehensive expertise has allowed us to bring true value to our Clients while fueling our skills growth.”

Global Upside’s integrated business expansion services, delivered via a single point of contact, simplify day-to-day operations so companies can free up time and resources to focus on their core competencies.

Other winners include Deloitte Consulting, Sprint, T-Mobile, McKinsey & Company, Raymond James, Advent International, CIP Capital, UHY LLP, Ernst & Young, PwC, Paul Weiss, Nasdaq, GCA Advisors, Sophos, Capstone Headwaters, KPMG, EMart, Aon Insurance, Vanguard Systems, OmniCable Corp. Mission Bell Manufacturing, Leonis Partners, Saudi Aramco.

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