ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Raymond James Investment Banking practice was named "M&A Investment Banker Team of the Year" at the recent Americas M&A Atlas Awards gala presented by Global M&A Network. In total, Raymond James won four awards, more than any other firm. The M&A Investment Banker Team of the Year award recognized Raymond James' advisory roles on complex corporate and leveraged transactions, as well as for quality of client service, according to M&A Atlas.
Additionally, Raymond James won in three deal-of-the-year categories:
- U.S. M&A Deal of Year (Small Markets): Sale of Braven to INCIPIO Technologies – Consumer Investment Banking led by Laura Provenzale and Julian Cheng.
- Financial Technology Deal of the Year: Sale of Online Resources to ACI Worldwide – Technology Services Investment Banking led by Jim Bunn and Steve Hufford.
- Technology & Telecom Deal of the Year (Large Mid-Markets): Sale of CyOptics to Avago Technologies – Technology Investment Banking led by Bob Flanagan and Shane McDaniel.
"These four awards are a testament to the depth and quality of the talent across our investment banking practice," said Dav Mosby, head of investment banking at Raymond James. "In terms of deal count, transaction volume and revenue, 2013 has been a record year for the firm's M&A franchise. We have a tremendous amount of momentum heading into 2014 and look forward to continuing that success."
Raymond James was a finalist in nine awards categories. All deals completed between Sept. 1, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2013, valued between $5 million and $1 billion were eligible for nomination.
Raymond James offers one of the most highly regarded equity offering and advisory practices in investment banking today. Since 2009, we have participated in raising $500 billion in capital for our corporate clients. During this same time, we completed 265 advisory assignments, including more than 200 M&A buy-side or sell-side advisory assignments.
St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Raymond James is full-service securities firm offering investment banking, securities brokerage, wealth and asset management. Raymond James offers one of the most highly regarded equity offering and advisory practices in investment banking today.
Its Convenience Store & Fuel Products Distribution group, under the General Industrials strategic business unit, provides a full range of investment banking advisory and capital raising solutions to convenience store operators, wholesale fuel and lubricant distributors, mobile refueling companies, convenience store distributors and related suppliers and service providers located throughout North America.