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November 21, 2016

Raymond James Investment Banking wins three deal of the year awards from the M&A Advisor

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with top honors at The M&A Advisor’s 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala. The awards were presented at a ceremony held during the 2016 M&A Advisor Summit on November 9 at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.

At this year’s event, Raymond James took home three deal of the year awards in connection with its advisory role in the acquisition of eBay Enterprise by Permira funds, Banneker Partners and a consortium of sponsors completed by Ryan Lund and Bobby Wolfe of the Technology & Services Investment Banking team. The acquisition was recognized with:

  • Cross Border Deal of the Year (Over $500MM – $1B)
  • Private Equity Deal of the Year (Over $500MM – $1B)
  • M&A Deal of the Year (Over $500MM – $1B)

“Through the experience and expertise of our senior bankers, we strive to deliver premium outcomes for our clients,” said Jim Bunn, head of Investment Banking at Raymond James. “These honors speak directly to our commitment to our clients, and we are proud to be recognized for this transaction.”

These deal of the year awards are the most recent in a string of honors from The M&A Advisor in 2016. In February, Raymond James won two deal of the year awards at the International M&A Awards. In addition, for the fourth time, members of the Raymond James Investment Banking team were named to the M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders list. Raymond James was also recognized as “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” at the 2016 M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards.

The 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala honors the professionals whose activities set the standard for M&A transactions. This year, over 320 nominees representing over 615 companies were finalists for the awards. An independent judging committee of 35 top M&A industry experts determined the ultimate recipients of the awards. Celebrated since 2001, the M&A Advisor Awards Gala brings M&A industry leaders together to recognize and honor the top performers.

About Raymond James Investment Banking
Raymond James Investment Banking offers highly regarded capital formation and financial advisory services. Since 2011, Raymond James has participated in raising over $450 billion in capital for its corporate clients and completed more than 400 advisory assignments, including more than 350 M&A buy-side or sell-side advisory assignments.

About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. The company has more than 7,100 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.9 million client accounts in more than 2,800 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $604 billion. Public since 1983, the firm has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1986 under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at www.raymondjames.com. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC.