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2019 M&A Advisor Awards Names Koley Jessen a Finalist


The M&A Advisor has named Koley Jessen a finalist in several categories for the 2019 M&A Advisor Awards.

For the third year in a row the firm is a finalist for “Law Firm of the Year.” Koley Jessen was named the winner in this category for 2017 and 2018.

The firm was also involved in several deals that are finalists in various categories in 2019, including:

  • Technology Deal of the Year ($25MM-$50MM) and Private Equity Deal of the Year for the recapitalization of by McCarthy Capital;
  • Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($50MM–$75MM) and M&A Deal of the Year ($50MM-$75MM) for the sale of Red Giant Oil Company to HollyFrontier;
  • M&A Deal of the Year ($50MM-$75MM) and Cross Border Deal of the Year ($100MM–$1B) for the acquisition of Wesson Brand and Memphis Production Facility by Richardson Oilseed Products (US) Limited.

“It’s an honor to be recognized again in 2019 by the M&A Advisor. We are grateful for the opportunities we have to work with clients on their middle-market transactions, both locally and across the country.” said Mike Hupp, President of Koley Jessen and Co-Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

“Our team has closed over 50 deals so far in 2019, with an aggregate deal value over $1.6 billion” said Eric Oxley, Co-Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. “Our M&A team works closely with our subject matter experts who provide support on specific aspects of deals, including, employment, benefits, environmental, real estate, banking, litigation, intellectual property, and health law. This team approach allows us to provide exceptional service to our clients.”

The Finalists have been selected from the nominees in the first stage of evaluation, and the independent panel of judges will now focus their attention on the challenging task of selecting the ultimate award winners that will be announced at the Awards Gala on November 19th at the New York Athletic Club.

“Founded in 1998, The M&A Advisor introduced the awards program in 2002. Since then, we have had the pleasure of recognizing our industry’s most notable dealmakers, firms, and transactions,” said Roger Aguinaldo, founder of The M&A Advisor. “Today’s geopolitical climate presents our industry professionals and the businesses they serve with unique challenges. This year’s finalists exemplify the fortitude, perseverance, and ingenuity required not only to get the deal done but to excel in the field of mergers and acquisitions. It is truly an honor for The M&A Advisor and for me, personally, to recognize the contributions of the 2019 award finalists,” Aguinaldo added.

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