April 16, 2019

Raymond James recognized with two deal-of-the-year awards at the annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with top honors in the 13th annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards. The awards, announced in December, were presented at a ceremony held during the M&A Advisor Distressed Investing Summit on March 27-28 in Palm Beach, Florida.

This year, the Raymond James Recapitalization & Restructuring team was recognized with two deal-of-the-year awards.

  • “Industrials Deal of the Year (Over $100MM)” for the restructuring of Action Resources completed by Adam Kauffman of the Recapitalization & Restructuring team and Paul Jones of the Diversified Industrials Investment Banking team.
  • “Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Over $50MM to $100MM)” for the acquisition of SafeOp Surgical by Alphatec Holdings, Inc., completed by Mike Pokrassa of the Recapitalization & Restructuring team and Kee Colen, Ed Newman and Kurtis Parker of the Healthcare Investment Banking team.

“It’s an honor for our team to be recognized by The M&A Advisor for excellence in restructuring expertise,” said Geoffrey Richards, head of Recapitalization & Restructuring. “Our dedicated team collaborates with Raymond James investment banking industry specialists to customize solutions and approaches that are tailored to each client’s unique circumstances. These awards are a testament to our ability to deliver comprehensive and effective solutions to companies in financial distress.”

These awards are the most recent in a string of honors for the Raymond James Recapitalization & Restructuring group. In 2017 and 2018, the team was also recognized with two deal-of-the-year awards. Moreover, in 2015 and 2016, the team was selected as “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” by The M&A Advisor.

“The M&A Advisor awards some of the very best in the industry, and we are honored to be recognized for our achievements on behalf of our clients,” said Jim Bunn, president of Global Equities & Investment Banking at Raymond James.

The M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards celebrate restructuring excellence, recognizing the leading distressed M&A transactions, restructuring, refinancing, products and services, firms and professionals in the United States and international markets. The award winners represent the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry in 2018. The nominations, representing over 275 participating companies, were judged by an independent jury of industry experts based on the challenges and overall outcome of the transaction.

About Raymond James Investment Banking

Raymond James Investment Banking offers highly regarded capital formation and financial advisory services. Since 2015, we have participated in raising nearly $140 billion in capital for our corporate clients and completed more than 450 advisory assignments, including more than 390 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 approximately 7,800 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $785 billion. Public since 1983, the firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at

Past performance is not indicative of future results. Neither Raymond James nor any of its financial advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The M&A Advisor is not affiliated with Raymond James. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC.