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July 6, 2015

Raymond James Investment Banking wins Turnaround Of The Year and more at Turnaround Atlas Awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with two transaction of the year awards and Middle Markets Restructuring Investment Banker of the Year at the Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards.

During the ceremony, held on June 23 at The Field Museum in Chicago, the Raymond James Restructuring Investment Banking team accepted trophies in two transactional categories:

  • Turnaround of the Year – Small Markets (less than $100 million)
    Chapter 11 sale of ATLS Acquisition, LLC and nine of its affiliates, dba Liberty Medical (“Liberty Medical”), led by Restructuring bankers Raj Singh and Mike Pokrassa as well as Michael Ory of the Health Care Investment Banking group.

  • Special Situation M&A Deal of the Year – Small Markets (up to $50 million)
    Chapter 11 sale of Phoenix Payment Systems, dba Electronic Payment Exchange, led by Restructuring bankers Raj Singh and Mike Pokrassa as well as Steve Hufford of the Technology Services Investment Banking group.

With an unprecedented number of shortlisted firms and more than 410 transactions, the 2015 field was one of the most competitive in the awards’ history. Ultimately, just 47 winners were selected independently based on identifiable performance criteria including restructuring style, pre-post workout, timeliness, leadership and more.

“The fact that these transactions were singled out of such an impressive pool is a testament to the deep expertise of our bankers and the strong industry relationships they’ve cultivated,” said Jim Bunn, head of Raymond James Investment Banking. “I believe their commitment to creating the best possible result for every client, every time is unmatched.”

2015 Middle Markets Restructuring Investment Banker of the Year award winner, Raj Singh, who serves as the head of the Restructuring Investment Banking group, was proud to see the efforts of his team and colleagues recognized. “These deals represent some of the best work of some of the brightest professionals in our industry,” said Singh.

These awards are the latest in a growing number of accolades received by Raymond James Investment Banking in recent months, including several deal of the year awards and recognition as “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” at The M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Awards.

According to the Global M&A Network, all awards honor excellence from the restructuring and turnaround communities; winners are selected independently based on a deal assignment performance criteria/index.

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 $505 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.