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April 20, 2016

Raymond James Investment Banking wins two International Deal of the Year awards from The M&A Advisor

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with two honors at The M&A Advisor’s 8th Annual International M&A Awards gala. The awards were presented at the gala ceremony held during the 2016 International Financial Forum on April 12 at the New York Athletic Club in New York.

Before a sold-out crowd, Raymond James took top honors:

Technology Deal of the Year (Over $250mm): Acquisition of eBay Enterprise by Permira funds, Banneker Partners, Sterling Partners and Longview Asset Management, completed by Ryan Lund and Bobby Wolfe of the Technology & Services Investment Banking team.

Corporate & Strategic Acquisition of the Year (Over $100mm - $500mm): Acquisition of Kolmar Labs Group, LLC, by an affiliate of the Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC), a portfolio company of NOVACAP, completed by Jay Eastman, Don Blair, Mimi Ghosh and Brent Kriegshauser of both the Consumer and Mergers & Acquisitions Investment Banking teams.

“These honors speak directly to the collaborative effort, industry expertise and commitment our bankers maintain to deliver premium outcomes for our clients,” said Jim Bunn, head of Investment Banking at Raymond James. “We are proud to be recognized for their efforts.”

These deal of the year awards are the most recent in a string of honors from The M&A Advisor. In both 2014 and 2015, Raymond James won two deal of the year awards at the International M&A Awards. In 2016, and for the fourth time, members of the Raymond James Investment Banking team have been named to the Emerging Leaders list by The M&A Advisor. Raymond James was also recognized as “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” at the 2016 M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards.

Winners at the 8th Annual International M&A Awards were selected from a pool of more than 250 companies, representing every major market in the world, by an independent judging committee of 19 top cross border M&A industry experts. The annual International M&A Advisor Awards is the benchmark for cross border deal-making excellence and recognizes the leading cross border M&A deals, restructurings, and deal financings conducted between the United States and other markets; products and services; firms and professionals active in deals between the United States and other markets.

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 $600 billion in capital for our corporate clients and completed more than 450 advisory assignments, including nearly 400 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 approximately 6,700 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 $488 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