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November 20, 2014

Raymond James Investment Banking wins three “Deal of the Year” awards from M&A Advisor

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The M&A Advisor named three deals completed by the Raymond James Investment Banking practice as “Deals of the Year” at its 13th annual “M&A Advisor Awards” ceremony. The winning Raymond James deals and their respective categories are:

  • Acquisition of Actix International, Ltd. by Amdocs, Ltd.
    • Cross-Border Deal of the Year (Over $100MM to $1 Billion)
  • 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)
  • Growth Equity Financing of hyperWALLET from Primus Capital
    • Professional Services Deal of the Year (B-to-B) (Up to $100MM)

“We continuously strive to provide our clients with the advice and transactional capabilities that they need in order to achieve their strategic goals,” said Jim Bunn, co-head of Investment Banking at Raymond James. “Each of these transactions demonstrates the talent and skill of our bankers and I’m pleased to see that recognized by the M&A Advisor.”

The M&A Advisor awards recognize excellence in deal making, restructuring and financing and celebrate the contributions and achievements of leading firms and professionals.

The three deal awards are the most recent in a string of honors from the M&A Advisor. In May, Brendan Ryan, a managing director in the Raymond James Technology Services Investment Banking practice, was named a 40 Under 40 Recognition Award winner in the Dealmaker category. In March, two deals completed by Raymond James Investment Banking were named “Deals of the Year” at the International M&A Advisor Awards, and at last year’s M&A Advisor Awards gala, Raymond James was named “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” and Bunn named “M&A Dealmaker of the Year.”

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 340 advisory assignments, including over 300 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 $480 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