June 28, 2019

Raymond James Investment Banking Professionals recognized as Emerging Leaders by The M&A Advisor

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The M&A Advisor named Raymond James investment bankers Scott Green and Japhet Wuensch to its 10th Annual Emerging Leaders list1. On September 17th, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie awards gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to introduce Green, Wuensch, and the other Emerging Leaders Award winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements.

In the last 12 months, Green and Wuensch have closed over 20 combined transactions, including five of the largest and most notable IT Services transactions in North America and Europe – the sale of Pomeroy to Getronics for an undisclosed amount, the sale of Combell to Hg for an undisclosed amount, the sale of ConvergeOne to CVC for $1.8 billion, the sale of Conscia to Nordic Capital for an undisclosed amount, and the sale of Sirius Computer Solutions to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for an undisclosed amount.

Scott Green is a Managing Director and leads the IT Services M&A practice within Raymond James Technology & Services Group. Green joined Raymond James in 2014. Prior to Raymond James, he served as a vice president at KeyBanc Capital Markets, a leading middle-market investment banking firm. Prior to KeyBanc Capital Markets, Green served as an associate at RBC Capital Markets. Green’s career began within the prestigious management development program at McMaster-Carr. He received a BA from the University of Chicago in 2004 and an MBA from Emory University in 2009.

Japhet Wuensch joined Raymond James in 2016 in connection with the acquisition of Mummert & Company. Previously, he served as a director for Mummert & Company where he was head of the hosted infrastructure advisory practice. Prior to Mummert & Company, Wuensch worked for Berenberg, advising on M&A and capital market transactions across Europe. He started his career at Adidas, where he worked in Corporate Controlling and Investor Relations. Wuensch earned a Bachelor of Science degree with first-class honors in business administration from Oxford Brookes University, UK, and an MBA from ESADE Business School, Spain, and the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, where he received the Omega Award for graduating at the top of his class.

“Congratulations to Scott and Japhet for being recognized as emerging leaders. They are true leaders within their profession and our organization. They work tirelessly to serve the needs of their clients and develop innovative solutions in an ever-changing environment. Their deep understanding of the industries they serve and extensive experience has made them top bankers and serves as the foundation for our team’s success,” said Jim Bunn, president of Global Equities & Investment Banking at Raymond James.

This is the seventh consecutive year that a member of the Raymond James Investment Banking team has been named an Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor.

Former winners include:

2018:  Chip Kelso, managing director in the Technology & Services Investment Banking group

2017:  Sanjay Patel and Bob Toma, managing directors in the Financial Services Investment Banking group

2016:  Jamie Graff, managing director and co-head of Real Estate Investment Banking

    Ryan Lund, managing director in the Technology & Services Investment Banking group

    Mike Pokrassa, managing director in the Private Capital Solutions group

2015:  Jon Steele, managing director and co-head of the Technology & Services group

2014:  Brendan Ryan, managing director and co-head of the Technology & Services group

2013:  Alper Cetingok, managing director and head of the Diversified Industrials group

About Raymond James Investment Banking

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1 The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards were created in 2010 as the 40 Under 40 Awards in the United States to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. With the expansion of the Emerging Leaders program to the United Kingdom and Europe in 2016, the 2019 U.S. award winners join a truly global network of outstanding young professionals. An independent committee of industry business leaders will judge all nominations. These judges will evaluate the nominees’ career accomplishments and professional expertise. Consideration will also be given to community service, philanthropic endeavors, and any unique circumstances. All applicants are subject to a nomination fee. Other than the nomination fee, Raymond James did not pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. An award may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement of the winner, and is not indicative of future performance The M&A Advisor is not affiliated with Raymond James.