April 3, 2017

Raymond James recognized with two deal-of-the-year awards at annual M&A Advisor Turnaround awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with top honors at the 11th annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards. The awards were presented at a ceremony held during the Distressed Investing Summit on March 23 in Palm Beach, Florida.

This year, the Raymond James Restructuring Investment Banking team was recognized with “Divestiture Deal of the Year” and “Out-of-court Restructuring of the Year.”

“Our Restructuring Investment Banking team is committed to developing the highest value solutions for clients in financial distress,” said Jim Bunn, head of Investment Banking at Raymond James. “By leveraging our full-service investment banking platform and integrating our experienced senior bankers into our deal teams, we are able to deliver the most comprehensive and effective advice for our domestic and international clients.”

These awards are the most recent in a string of honors for the Raymond James Restructuring Investment Banking group. The team was recognized as “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” by The M&A Advisor in both 2015 and 2016. The M&A Advisor has also awarded them with three additional restructuring deal-of-the-year awards since 2015. The Global M&A Network recognized Raj Singh, head of Debt Origination & Restructuring at Raymond James, as “Investment Banker of the Year” in 2015 and has awarded the team with three deal-of-the-year awards since 2015.

“Our continued recognition is a testament to the strength of our team and the results we deliver for our clients. We are honored to be recognized by The M&A Advisor,” said Singh.

The M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards celebrate restructuring excellence, recognizing the leading distressed M&A transactions, restructuring, refinancing, products and services, firms and professionals in the United States and international markets. The award winners represent the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry in 2016. The nominations, representing over 300 participating companies, were judged by an independent jury of industry experts. The transaction of the year award is judged based on challenges, unique attributes, activities of the team, and the benefits to the company and other stakeholders.

About Raymond James Investment Banking
Raymond James Investment Banking offers highly regarded capital formation and financial advisory services. Since 2013, Raymond James has participated in raising nearly $300 billion in capital for its corporate clients and completed more than 350 advisory assignments, including more than 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 approximately 7,100 financial advisors serving in excess of 3 million client accounts in more than 2,900 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $620 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