July 7, 2017

Raymond James Investment Banking wins two International Deal of the Year Awards from The M&A Advisor

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with two honors at The M&A Advisor’s ninth annual International M&A Awards gala. The awards were presented at the gala ceremony held June 12 at the New York Athletic Club in New York.

Before a spirited crowd, Raymond James took top honors for:

Cross Border Deal of the Year ($500M-$1B): Acquisition of MAPCO by Copec, completed by Scott Garfinkel, Roger Woodman, David Corbett and John Veith of the Convenience Store & Fuel Products Distribution Investment Banking team.

Financials Deal of the Year: Acquisition of AssetMark by Huatai Securities Co., Ltd., completed by Brendan Ryan and Garrett DeNinno of the Technology & Services Investment Banking team.

“Our goal is to deliver custom solutions and the best possible outcome for each of our clients. The efforts of our bankers on these transactions are a testament to that goal and demonstrate the strength of our cross-border capabilities and depth of our industry expertise,” said Jim Bunn, head of Investment Banking at Raymond James. “We are proud to be recognized by The M&A Advisor.”

These deal-of-the-year awards are the most recent in a string of honors from The M&A Advisor. Last fall, Raymond James won three deal-of-the-year-awards at the 15th annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala. In both 2015 and 2016, Raymond James won two deal-of-the-year awards at the International M&A Awards. In 2016, and for the fourth time, members of the Raymond James Investment Banking team have been named to the Emerging Leaders list by The M&A Advisor. Raymond James was also recognized as “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” at the 2016 M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards.

Winners at the ninth annual International M&A Awards were selected from a pool of more than 260 companies, representing every major market in the world, by an independent judging committee of 23 top cross border M&A industry experts. The annual International M&A Advisor Awards is the benchmark for cross border deal-making excellence and recognizes the leading cross border M&A deals, restructurings, and deal financings conducted between the United States and other markets; products and services; firms and professionals active in deals between the United States and other markets. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of future performance.

About Raymond James Investment Banking
Raymond James Investment Banking offers highly regarded capital formation and financial advisory services. Since 2013, we have participated in raising $300 billion in capital for our 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 7,200 financial advisors serving approximately 3 million client accounts in more than 2,900 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $649 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 Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC.