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Koley Jessen Honored for ‘Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year’ at M&A Advisor Awards


On November 19th, The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, held in New York City.

Koley Jessen was honored as a winner for the firm’s involvement in the sale of Red Giant Oil Company to HollyFrontier (NYSE: HFC). This deal was named the Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($50MM–$75MM) by the M&A Advisor.

“Koley Jessen is proud to have served as part of Red Giant Oil’s advisory team in this successful transaction” said Mike Hupp, President of Koley Jessen and Co-Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. “Amongst many notable dealmakers, being awarded this honor is a nod to our entire team and their dedication to helping our clients achieve their goals and delivering results.” 

For the third year in a row, the firm was also named a finalist for “Law Firm of the Year,” a category which Koley Jessen won back-to-back in 2017 and 2018.

Furthermore, the firm was involved in the following transactions that were finalists for awards in 2019:

  • Technology Deal of the Year ($25MM-$50MM) and Private Equity Deal of the Year for the recapitalization of by McCarthy Capital;
  • 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.

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. Koley Jessen was chosen from over 500 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize and bestow upon them our highest honor for M&A firms and professionals,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder of The M&A Advisor. “Koley Jessen represents the best of the M&A industry in 2019 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

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