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January 20, 2015

Raymond James Investment Banking named “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” at M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The M&A Advisor named the Raymond James Investment Banking practice “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” at its ninth annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards. In addition, two deals completed by Raymond James Investment Banking received three “Deal of the Year” awards.

Raymond James won in the following categories:

  • Investment Banking Firm of the Year
  • Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Over $25MM to $100MM)
    • Sale of Phoenix Payment Systems to North American Bancard
  • Restructuring of the Year (Over $100MM to $500MM)
    • Restructuring of ATLS Acquisition, LLC and nine of its affiliates, dba Liberty Medical (“Liberty Medical”)
  • Consumer Services Deal of the Year
    • Sale of Liberty Medical to Liberty Medical, LLC and Palm Beach Capital

“Our dedicated restructuring team works closely with our industry bankers to provide comprehensive advisory solutions to our clients.” said Jim Bunn, head of Investment Banking at Raymond James. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and talent of our bankers.”

“Our team of knowledgeable bankers is committed to developing creative and high-value solutions for clients in financial distress,” said Raj Singh, head of Debt Origination & Restructuring at Raymond James. “Teaming with experienced sector bankers provides our clients with an extensive, integrated plan that helps them achieve their strategic goals.”     

The sale of Phoenix Payment Systems to North American Bancard was completed by both the Raymond James Debt Origination & Restructuring and Technology Services Investment Banking teams.

The restructuring and sale of Liberty Medical were completed by both the Raymond James Debt Origination & Restructuring and Health Care Investment Banking teams.

According to The M&A Advisor, the M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards represent the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry in 2014. Nominations were judged by an independent jury of industry experts.

About Raymond James Investment Banking
Raymond James Investment Banking offers highly regarded capital formation and financial advisory services. Since 2009, Raymond James has participated in raising over $500 billion in capital for its 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. (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 nearly 6,400 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.6 million client accounts in more than 2,600 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $502 billion. Public since 1983, the firm has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1986 under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC.