Commerce Street Capital’s Brian Johnson Named Winner of The M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 Awards

Brian Johnson, Managing Director at Commerce Street Capital
Brian Johnson, Managing Director at Commerce Street Capital
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DALLAS - May 8, 2014 - PRLog -- Commerce Street Capital (’s (“CSC”) Brian Johnson was named a winner of The M&A Advisor (’s40 Under 40 Recognition Awards. Johnson, who is a managing director in the firm’s Financial Institutions Group, was recognized in the Dealmaker category for his work on several of CSC’s deals throughout the past year.

“It’s an honor to be chosen as one of The M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40,” said Johnson. “Commerce Street has done a lot of great work over the last year and this award is a testament to our strong desire to attain the best results for our clients.”

In April 2014, Johnson was ranked among the nation’s top 10 most active banking dealmakers by SNL Financial, tying for third place with six deals valued at $320 million. Two notable deals over the last year in which Johnson advised on are the WNB Bancshares, Inc. acquisition by Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., a deal valued at $220 million and announced in August 2013; and the Simmons First National Corporation acquisition of Delta Trust & Banking Corporation, announced in March 2014 and valued at $66 million.

The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this award to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging business leaders. Johnson was awarded for his accomplishments and expertise from a pool of international nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

“In 2010 we initiated the 40 Under 40 Awards to recognize the emerging leaders of the M&A, Financing and Turnaround industries” said David Fergusson, president of The M&A Advisor. “It is our belief that this group of accomplished women and men will have a significant effect on the advancement of our industry. And it is our great pleasure to recognize them and provide a forum for them to meet and engage with one another.”

On Tuesday, June 24, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie Awards Gala at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, in conjunction with the 2014 Emerging Leaders’ Summit – an exclusive event pairing 40 Under 40 winners together with their mentors and other stalwarts, to introduce the 40 Under 40 Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements.

To view the complete list of this year 40 Under 40 Award Winners CLICK HERE (

About Commerce Street Capital

Commerce Street Capital, LLC (“CSC”) is a private investment banking firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Led by veterans of the banking industry, CSC specializes in investment banking services (mergers and acquisitions, valuations and regulatory issue advising) and bank development (on-site consulting, sales and management of bank capital raises, market assessments and the bank regulatory application process). The firm provides tailored solutions for all or part of a financial institution's business lifecycle. For more information, visit or call 214-545-6800. CSC is a member of FINRA/SIPC.

This press release is for information purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation or offer by Commerce Street Capital, LLC, to buy or sell any securities, futures, options, foreign exchange or other financial instrument or to provide any investment advice or service. The testimonials stated within this press release may not be representative of the experience of other clients. The testimonials stated within this press release are not indicative of future performance or success. The testimonials stated within this press release are not paid testimonials.

About The M&A Advisor

Since 1998, The M&A Advisor has been presenting, recognizing the achievement of and facilitating connections between the world’s leading mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround professionals with a comprehensive range of services including M&A SUMMITS; M&A AWARDS; M&A CONNECTS™; M&A ALERTS™, M&A LINKS™, M&A DEALS, MandA.TV and M&A MARKET INTEL™. Visit to learn more.

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