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Koley Jessen Deal Wins 2021 M&A Atlas Award


Koley Jessen is pleased to announce that a transaction handled by the firm received an award at the 2021 USA M&A Atlas Awards, sponsored by the Global M&A Network.

The transaction was awarded the Recapitalization Deal of the Year ($50-$100 million) for serving as legal counsel to DBI, Inc. (“DBI”) on its recapitalization by Spire Capital. Koley Jessen’s representation of DBI was led by Shareholders Mike Hupp and Brian Harr and Associate Francisco Gomez-Mancillas.

“It’s always great to be recognized for the work we are doing for our clients, said Brian Harr, Mergers & Acquisitions Shareholder at Koley Jessen. We are honored to have received this award and to be recognized for our role in helping lead this transaction for DBI and their shareholders. It speaks to our proficiency in executing middle-market transactions and our ability to deliver optimal results through strategic solutions for our clients.”

The M&A Atlas Awards honor best value-creating deals, outstanding firms, illustrious dealmakers, and legendary leaders from middle-market corporate, investor and deal communities from coast to coast. Winning the independently governed awards equates to achieving the "Gold Standard of Performance" standing, validating the firm and team excellence for executing value-creating transactions.

Winners will officially be announced and honored during an awards ceremony being held virtually on May 25–26, 2021.

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