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November 24, 2015

Raymond James Investment Banking wins 4 Deal of the Year Awards and more at M&A Advisor Awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James Investment Banking made an impressive showing at the 2015 M&A Advisor Awards, bringing home top honors in four deal-of-the-year categories and claiming a spot in the M&A Advisor Hall of Fame.

During the Nov. 17 ceremony held at the New York Athletic Club, the firm was recognized with the following awards:

Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year (from $10 million to $500 million)
Chapter 11 sale of ATLS Acquisition, LLC, doing business as Liberty Medical Supply, Inc. – Health Care and Restructuring team led by Raj Singh, Michael Ory and Mike Pokrassa

Corporate and Strategic Acquisition of the Year (over $100 million to $250 million)
Acquisition of PAI Group Inc. (PayChoice) by Sage Group PLC  – Technology Services team led by Jon Steele, Chip Kelso and Ian O’Neal

Professional Services (B-to-B) Deal of the Year (over $100 million)
Acquisition of controlling stake in SEKO Logistics by Greenbriar Equity Group – Transport & Infrastructure team led by Chip Grayson and Paul Jones

Technology Deal of the Year (over $100 million to $250 million)
Divestitures from EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR) – Security, Defense & Government Services and Technology team led by Kevin MacCormack and Bob Flanagan

The M&A Advisor Awards is the industry’s premier annual event. It recognizes excellence in deal making, restructuring and financing and celebrates the contributions and achievements of leading firms and professionals. Evaluation and selection of the nominees was completed by an independent panel of judges.

“These four awards show the diversity, talent and strength of our Investment Banking team and our overall M&A practice,” said Jim Bunn, senior managing director and head of Investment Banking. “We keep a steady focus on helping our clients succeed by offering them strong industry insight and high-level service.”

The awards ceremony brought another milestone for the firm as Bunn was inducted into the M&A Advisor Hall of Fame. Through his leadership and expertise, he has helped Raymond James further strengthen its position as a leading investment bank. “I’m grateful for the recognition from M&A Advisor and I’m looking forward to building on our success in 2016.”

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 400 advisory assignments, including over 350 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 more than 6,600 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.7 million client accounts in more than 2,700 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $480 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.