RAYMOND JAMES INVESTMENT BANKING WINS TWO INTERNATIONAL M&A ADVISOR AWARDS

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James Investment Banking was honored with a pair of International M&A Advisor Awards in the publication’s sixth annual list of exceptional international deals.

The “Deal of the Year” winning categories and deals were:

  • M&A Deal of the Year ($100 million to $250 million): Acquisition of Actix International, Ltd. by Amdocs, Ltd. Raymond James lead banker: Stefan Jansen.
  • Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year ($1 billion to $5 billion):Acquisition of Harland Financial Solutions by Davis + Henderson Corp. Raymond James lead banker: Jim Bunn.

“Each of these international deals had unique challenges that our bankers worked through to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients,” said Bunn, co-head of Investment Banking at Raymond James. “I’m pleased to see our hard work being recognized by our colleagues and peers and I look forward to another successful year in 2014.”

The two International M&A Advisor Awards are the most recent in a string of recognition from M&A Advisor. In 2013, Raymond James was named “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” and Bunn was named
“M&A Dealmaker of the Year” at the 12th annual M&A Advisor Awards and Alper Cetingok, managing director and co-head of the security, defense and government services investment banking practice at Raymond James, was named a “40 Under 40 Dealmaker.”

Award nominations, representing more than 300 regional, national and global companies, were judged by an independent jury of industry experts. The awards will be presented at a gala event at the New York Athletic Club in New York City on April 6 during M&A Advisor’s International Financial Forum.

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. Its three principal wholly owned broker-dealers, Raymond James & Associates, Raymond James Financial Services, and Raymond James Ltd., have approximately 6,200 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.5 million client accounts in approximately 2,500 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $454 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 www.raymondjames.com.

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