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September 11, 2014

Raymond James Investment Banking a finalist in 15 M&A Advisor Awards categories, more than any other firm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – M&A Advisor named the Raymond James Investment Banking practice a finalist for 16 awards spanning 15 separate categories for its 13th annual M&A Advisor Awards. The 15 different categories are the most category finalists of any firm.

The nominated deals and their respective categories represent a diverse array of advisory experience and M&A expertise including complex corporate carve-outs, cross-border transactions and traditional recapitalizations with leading financial sponsors. Specific deals are named as finalists in top categories including “M&A Deal of the Year” and multiple “Deal of the Year” categories, including two deals named as finalists for Financial Services Deal of the Year.

The Raymond James deals and their respective finalist categories are:

  • Acquisition of the HVAC division ("Reznor") of Thomas & Betts by Nortek Inc.
    • M&A Deal of the Year (Over $250MM to $500MM)
    • Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year (Over $250MM)
    • Industrial Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year (Over $250MM)
  • Acquisition of Bend Research by Capsugel, a KKR Company
    • M&A Deal of the Year (Over $100MM to $250MM)
    • Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year (Over $100MM to $250MM)
    • Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year (Up to $250MM)
  • Growth Equity Financing of hyperWALLET from Primus Capital
    • M&A Deal of the Year (Over $50MM to $100MM)
    • Financial Services Deal of the Year
    • Professional Services Deal of the Year (B-to-B) (Up to $100MM)
    • Technology, Media, Telecom Deal of the Year (Between $10MM and $100MM)
  • Acquisition of the Oil Country Tubular Goods (“OCTG”) assets of Northwest Pipe Company by Centric Pipe, LLC
    • Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year (Over $25MM to $50MM)
    • Industrial Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year (Up to $250MM)
    • Energy Deal of the Year (Up to $100MM)
  • Acquisition of Actix International, Ltd. by Amdocs, Ltd.
    • Cross-Border Deal of the Year (Over $100MM to $1 Billion)
    • Technology, Media, Telecom Deal of the Year (Over $100MM to $1 Billion)
  • Majority Recapitalization of Paymetric by Francisco Partners
    • Financial Services Deal of the Year

The M&A Advisor awards recognize excellence in deal making, restructuring and financing and celebrate the contributions and achievements of leading firms and professionals. Winners will be announced at a gala event at The New York Athletic Club in New York City on Nov. 17.

About Raymond James Investment Banking
Raymond James Investment Banking offers highly regarded capital formation and financial advisory services. Since 2009, we have participated in raising $500 billion in capital for our corporate clients and completed more than 300 advisory assignments, including 250 M&A buy-side or sell-side advisory assignments.

About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial, Inc. (“RJF” or the “Company”) is a leading diversified financial services company headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida providing private client, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities predominantly in the United States and Canada. Its principal wholly owned subsidiaries include Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Eagle Asset Management, Inc., and Raymond James Bank, N.A. The Company has more than 6,200 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.5 million client accounts in more than 2,500 locations. Total client assets are approximately $486 billion. Established in 1962 and public since 1983, the Company has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1986 under the symbol “RJF”. Additional information is available at www.raymondjames.com.