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November 4, 2014

Raymond James wins USA M&A Investment Bank of the Year and 2 Deal of the Year awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Raymond James Investment Banking practice was named “USA M&A Investment Bank of the Year” by Global M&A Network at its annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards gala. Raymond James Investment Banking won a total of three awards at the gala awards ceremony on Oct. 30 in New York City.

In addition to being named the top US M&A investment bank, Raymond James Investment Banking won two deal of the year awards for serving as exclusive financial advisor to the sellers in the following categories:

  • Financial Tech & Services Deal of the Year: Sale of Shoreline Business Solutions and Source One Direct to Gemalto from Cardiff Holdings – Technology Services Investment Banking team led by Kate Crespo, Adam Kauffman and Steve Hufford
  • Industrials Deal of the Year: Sale of HVAC division of Thomas & Betts, a subsidiary of ABB, to Nortek –Industrials Investment Banking team led by Frank McGrew and Michael Stockburger

“Our Investment Banking practice experienced another year of strong growth to record revenue levels in 2014 and we believe that we are one of the fastest growing middle market firms over the last five years,” said Jim Bunn, co-head of Investment Banking at Raymond James. “I’m proud of all of our Investment Banking professionals for continuing to serve our clients while also helping grow our firm’s services and capabilities. It’s an honor to be recognized by the Global M&A Network for contributing to our clients’ success. Our deep experience and relationships in our industries of focus positions Raymond James Investment Banking to achieve even greater success in 2015.”

The Americas M&A Atlas Awards honors excellence from firms in North and South America for transactions valued below $1 billion.

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