November 26, 2019

Raymond James Investment Banking recognized with three "Deal of the Year" awards by M&A Advisor

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with top honors in the 18th annual M&A Advisor Awards. The awards were presented at a ceremony held during the 2019 M&A Advisor Summit on November 19 in New York.

This year, the Raymond James Technology & Services and Real Estate teams were recognized with three deal of the year awards.

  • Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (OVER $5B): Merger of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust with LaSalle Hotel Properties by Brad Butcher and Preston Puryear from Real Estate group.
  • Private Equity Deal of the Year (OVER $1B): Acquisition of Millennium Trust Company by Abry Partners by Brendan Ryan, Garrett DeNinno, Graham Hurtt and Richard Durkes from the Technology and Services group.
  • Technology deal of the Year ($500MM-$1B): Majority investment in Invoice Cloud from General Atlantic completed by Jon Steele, Christian Clifford and Paul Fricilone from the Technology and Services group.

“This recognition is a testament to the strength of our teams and the results we deliver for our clients,” said Jim Bunn, president of Global Equities & Investment Banking at Raymond James. “The M&A Advisor awards some of the very best in the industry, and we are honored to be recognized.”

The 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala honored the professionals whose activities set the standard for M&A transactions. This year, over 200 nominees, representing over 500 companies, became finalists for the awards. An independent judging committee of 28 top M&A industry experts determined the ultimate recipients of the awards.

About Raymond James Investment Banking

Raymond James Investment Banking offers highly regarded capital formation and financial advisory services. Since 2015, we have participated in raising nearly $220 billion in capital for our corporate clients and completed more than 720 advisory assignments, including more than 610 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 8,000 financial advisors. Total client assets are $854 billion. Public since 1983, the firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC.