The Deal Awards Middle Market NYC 2020 Shortlist

Feb. 29, 2020

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Deal of the Year

Kaman acquires Bal Seal Engineering
Target: Bal Seal Engineering Inc.
Investment Adviser:
William Blair & Co. LLC
Outside Counsel:
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Acquirer: Kaman Corp.
Investment Adviser:
JPMorgan Securities LLC
Outside Counsel:
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
PR Firm:
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

CoreVest Management and Fortress sell CoreVest American Finance to Redwood Trust
Target/Sellers: CoreVest American Finance Lender LLC/ CoreVest Management Partners LLC and Fortress Investment Group LLC
Investment Adviser:
Piper Jaffray & Co.
Outside Counsel:
Dechert LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Acquirer: Redwood Trust Inc.
Investment Adviser:
JMP Securities LLC
Counsel to I-bank:
McGuireWoods LLP
Outside Counsel:
Mayer Brown LLP

Colony Capital adds Digital Bridge Holdings
Target: Digital Bridge Holdings LLC
Investment Adviser:
Dean Bradley Osborne Partners LLC
Outside Counsel:
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Acquirer: Colony Capital Inc.
Outside Counsel:
Clifford Chance LLP
PR Firm:
Lambert Blicksilver

Meredith sells Fortune to Chatchaval Jiaravanon
Target/Seller: Fortune brand/Meredith Corp.
Investment Adviser:
Citigroup Inc.
Outside Counsel:
Cooley LLP
Acquirer: Fortune Media Group Holdings Ltd./Chatchaval Jiaravanon
Outside Counsel:
Dechert LLP
Zhong Lun Law Firm
Adviser:
Deloitte LLP

New Jersey Resources acquires Leaf River Energy from Macquarie
Target/Seller: Leaf River Energy Center LLC/Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Wells Fargo Securities LLC
Outside Counsel:
Sidley Austin LLP
Acquirers: New Jersey Resources Corp./NJR Midstream Holdings Corp.
Outside Counsel:
Locke Lord LLP

Piper Jaffray acquire Sandler O’Neill from Kelso and Carlyle
Target/Sellers: Sandler O’Neill & Partners LP/Kelso & Co. and Carlyle Group Inc.
Outside Counsel:
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
PR Firm:
Sard Verbinnen & Co. LLC
Acquirer: Piper Jaffray Cos.
Investment Adviser:
JMP Securities LLC
Piper Jaffray & Co.
Counsel to I-bank:
Latham & Watkins LLP
Outside Counsel:
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Dealmaker of the Year

Garrett Charon, Ropes & Gray LLP
Robert Frost, Lazard Ltd.
Rama Padmanabhan, Cooley LLP
Howard T. Spilko, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Matthew Zimmer, William Blair & Co. LLC

Public Relations Firm of the Year

Abernathy MacGregor Group Inc.
Brunswick Group LLP
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Lambert Blicksilver
Stanton Public Relations & Marketing LLC

Most Innovative Deal of the Year

LabCorp retools Covance through M&A with Envigo
Target/Seller: Envigo nonclinical research services business/Envigo International Holdings Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Wells Fargo Securities LLC
Jefferies LLC
Outside Counsel:
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Acquirers: Covance Inc./Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Counsel to I-bank:
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Outside Counsel:
Hogan Lovells

Verisk Analytics acquires Flexible Architecture from NexPhase Capital
Target/Sellers: Flexible Architecture & Simplified Technology LLC/NexPhase Capital LLC
Investment Adviser:
William Blair & Co. LLC
Outside Counsel:
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
PR Firm:
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Acquirer: Verisk Analytics Inc.
Outside Counsel:
McCarter & English LLP

L Catterton acquires Cholula from Jose Cuervo parent
Target/Seller: Cholula Food Co./Becle SAB de CV
Investment Adviser:
Vace Partners
Outside Counsel:
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Acquirer: L Catterton
Investment Adviser
Alvarez & Marsal LLC
McKinsey & Co.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Outside Counsel:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
PR Firm:
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

Canaan Partners and Bessemer sell Zoosk to Spark Networks
Target/Sellers: Zoosk Inc./Bessemer Venture Partners LP and Canaan Partners
Investment Adviser:
Piper Jaffray & Co.
Outside Counsel:
Gleiss Lutz Hootz Hirsch PartmbB
Fenwick & West LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Acquirer: Spark Networks SE
Outside Counsel:
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Daimler Trucks and Buses acquires majority stake in Torc Robotics
Target: Torc Robotics Inc.
Outside Counsel:
Cooley LLP
Acquirer: Daimler AG
Outside Counsel:
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Specialty Awards

Private Equity Deal of the Year

One Equity Partners sells Anvil International to Smith-Cooper International
Target/Seller: Anvil International LLC/One Equity Partners LLC
Investment Adviser:
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
BlackArch Partners LP
Outside Counsel:
Dechert LLP
PR Firm:
Stanton Public Relations & Marketing LLC
Acquirers: Smith-Cooper International Inc./Tailwind Capital LLC and Barings LLC
Investment Adviser:
Barclays
Outside Counsel:
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
PR Firm:
Sard Verbinnen & Co. LLC

Eurazeo adds Elemica from Thoma Bravo
Target/Seller: Elemica Inc./Thoma Bravo LLC
Investment Adviser:
Aeris Partners LLC
Outside Counsel:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Acquirer: Eurazeo Capital IV
Investment Adviser:
Evercore Inc.
PR Firm:
Edelman Inc.

VMG exits Perfect Snacks to Mondelez
Target/Seller: Perfect Bar LLC/VMG Partners
Investment Adviser:
Piper Jaffray & Co.
Outside Counsel:
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Acquirer: Mondelez International Inc.
Outside Counsel:
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Intertrust acquires Viteos from Public Pension Capital and FiveW Capital
Target/Sellers: Viteos Fund Services LLC/Public Pension Capital LLC and FiveW Capital LLC
Investment Adviser:
Jefferies LLC
Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.
Outside Counsel:
Dechert LLP
Trilegal
Acquirer: Intertrust NV
Investment Adviser:
Deutsche Bank AG
Counsel to I-bank:
Allen & Overy LLP
Outside Counsel:
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Stibbe

Harvest Partners acquires Yellowstone Landscaping
Target/ Seller: Yellowstone Landscape Group Inc./CIVC Partners LP
Investment Adviser:
Harris Williams & Co.
Outside Counsel:
Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Acquirer: Harvest Partners LP
Investment Adviser:
Piper Jaffray & Co.
William Blair & Co. LLC
Outside Counsel:
Ropes & Gray LLP
PR Firm:
Lambert Blicksilver

Restructuring Deal of the Year

Novelion unit Aegerion Pharmaceuticals merges in prenegotiated case
Seller: Novelion Therapeutics Inc.
Legal Counsel: Goodwin Procter LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Investment Adviser: Evercore Partners Inc.
Debtor: Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Legal Counsel: Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Investment Adviser: Moelis & Co. LLC
Restructuring Adviser: AlixPartners LLP
Acquirer: Amryt Pharma plc
Legal Counsel: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Investment Adviser: Shore Capital & Corporate Ltd.

Floral and gifting company FTD raises bids for assets at auction
Debtor: FTD Cos.
Legal Counsel: Jones Day and Richards, Layton & Finger PA
Investment Adviser: Moelis & Co. LLC and Piper Jaffray & Co.
Restructuring Adviser: AlixPartners LLP
Acquirers: Nexus Capital Management LP (FTD.com and ProFlowers); 1-800-Flowers.com Inc. (gourmet foods business); PlanetArt LLC (Gifts.com, Personal Creations and Red Envelope)
Legal Counsel: Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP (Nexus); Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP (1-800-Flowers.com); Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Culhane Meadows PLLC and Fox Rothschild LLP (PlanetArt)
Investment Adviser: Oppenheimer & Co. (PlanetArt)

Norpac Foods completes multifaceted sale through Chapter 11
Debtor: Norpac Foods Inc.
Legal Counsel: Tonkon Torp LLP
Restructuring Adviser: SierraConstellation Partners LLC
Acquirers: Oregon Potato Co. (most assets); Lineage Logistics Holdings LLC (food processing facilities)
Legal Counsel: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (Oregon Potato); Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP (Lineage)

Opioid producer Insys Therapeutics sells assets in closely watched case
Debtor: Insys Therapeutics Inc.
Legal Counsel: Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Richards, Layton & Finger PA
Investment Adviser: Lazard Ltd.
Restructuring Adviser: FTI Consulting Inc.
Acquirers: Hikma Pharmaceuticals LLC (naloxone and epinephrine nasal sprays); Chilion Group Holdings US Inc. (buprenorphine sublingual spray and other assets); BTcP Pharma LLC (Subsys)
Legal Counsel: Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Chilion); Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC (BTcP)

White Star Petroleum fetches higher price after auction at sale hearing
Debtor: White Star Petroleum Holdings LLC
Legal Counsel: Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Investment Adviser: Guggenheim Securities LLC
Restructuring Adviser: Alvarez & Marsal LLC
Acquirer: Contango Oil & Gas Co.
Legal Counsel: Haynes and Boone LLP

Private Equity Adviser of the Year

Geoffrey C. Cockrell, McGuireWoods LLP
Jason Freedman, Ropes & Gray LLP
Jennifer Perkins, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Jeffrey Poss, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Lucantonio Salvi, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Restructuring Advisory Firm of the Year

Alvarez & Marsal LLC
Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Piper Jaffray & Co. (Now Piper Sandler Cos.)
Richards, Layton & Finger PA

Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage

Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Deal of the Year

Anheuser-Busch adds Craft Brew Alliance
Target: Craft Brew Alliance Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Counsel to I-bank:
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Outside Counsel:
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Proxy Solicitor:
MacKenzie Partners Inc.
PR Firm:
Edelman Inc.
Acquirer: Anheuser-Busch Co. LLC/Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
Investment Adviser:
Lazard Ltd.
Outside Counsel:
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Special Counsel:
K&L Gates LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Covington & Burling LLP

Boston Beer acquires Dogfish Head
Target/Seller: Dogfish Head Holding Co./Dogfish Head Founders & LNK Partners LLC
Investment Adviser:
Arlington Capital Advisors LLC
Outside Counsel:
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
PR Firm:
Kekst CNC
Acquirer: Boston Beer Co.
Outside Counsel:
Nixon Peabody LLP
PR Firm:
Abernathy MacGregor Group Inc.

Hudson’s Bay sells Lord & Taylor to Le Tote
Target/Seller: Lord & Taylor LLC/Hudson’s Bay Co.
Investment Adviser:
PJ Solomon LP
Outside Counsel:
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Acquirer: Le Tote Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Citigroup Inc.
Outside Counsel:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Unilever acquire Olly Nutrition from Serena Ventures
Target/Seller: Olly Public Benefit Corp./Serena Ventures
Investment Adviser:
William Hood & Co. LLC
Outside Counsel:
Goodwin Procter LLP
Acquirer: Unilever plc/NV
Outside Counsel:
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Perrigo sells Sergeant’s Pet Care Products to PetIQ
Target/Seller: Sergeant’s Pet Care Products Inc./Perrigo Co. plc
Investment Adviser:
William Blair & Co. LLC
Outside Counsel:
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Acquirer: PetIQ Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Jefferies LLC
Outside Counsel:
Baker Botts LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP
Adviser:
KPMG LLP

Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Law Firm of the Year

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Paul Hastings LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP

Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Investment Bank of the Year

Evercore Partners Inc.
Financo LLC
Houlihan Lokey Inc.
Moelis & Co. LLC
PJ Solomon LP

Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Dealmaker of the Year

Tim Alexander, Harris Williams & Co.
Rebecca Farrington, White & Case LLP
Lori Green, Nixon Peabody LLP
Leo Greenberg, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Vennette Ho, Financo LLC

Energy & Industrials

Energy & Industrials Deal of the Year

Greenbrier acquires the manufacturing business of American Railcar
Target/Seller: American Railcar Industries Inc. – manufacturing business/ITE Management LP
Investment Adviser:
Deutsche Bank AG
Outside Counsel:
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Acquirer: Greenbrier Cos.
Investment Adviser:
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Counsel to I-bank:
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Outside Counsel:
Paul Hastings LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Kaman acquires Bal Seal Engineering
Target/Seller: Bal Seal Engineering Inc.
Investment Adviser:
William Blair & Co. LLC
Outside Counsel:
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Acquirer: Kaman Corp.
Investment Adviser:
JPMorgan Securities LLC
Outside Counsel:
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
PR Firm:
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

Huntsman adds FFL Partners-backed Icynene-Lapolla
Target/Seller: Icynene-Lapolla/FFL Partners LLC
Investment Adviser:
Lazard Ltd.
Outside Counsel:
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Acquirer: Huntsman Corp.
Outside Counsel:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

New Jersey Resources acquires Leaf River Energy from Macquarie
Target/Seller: Leaf River Energy Center LLC/Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Wells Fargo Securities LLC
Outside Counsel:
Sidley Austin LLP
Acquirers: New Jersey Resources Corp./NJR Midstream Holdings Corp.
Outside Counsel:
Locke Lord LLP

Ring Energy acquires Wishbone Energy from Quantum Energy Partners
Target/Seller: Wishbone Energy LLC/Quantum Energy Partners LP
Investment Adviser:
CIBC Griffis & Small
BMO Capital Markets Corp.
Outside Counsel:
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Acquirer: Ring Energy Inc.
Investment Adviser:
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc.
Outside Counsel:
Baker & Hostetler LLP

Energy & Industrials Law Firm of the Year

King & Spalding LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Locke Lord LLP
Paul Hastings LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Energy & Industrials Investment Bank of the Year

Evercore Partners Inc.
Houlihan Lokey Inc.
Lazard Ltd.
Wells Fargo Securities LLC
William Blair & Co. LLC

Energy & Industrials Dealmaker of the Year

Hugh Babowal, Wells Fargo Securities LLC
Jeff Chen, Lazard Ltd.
Michael De Voe Piazza, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Jay Hughes, McGuireWoods LLP
John Pitts, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Financial Services

Financial Services Deal of the Year

Crescent Capital BDC acquires fellow business development company Alcentra
Target: Alcentra Capital Corp.
Investment Adviser:
Houlihan Lokey Inc.
Counsel to I-bank:
Alston & Bird LLP
Outside Counsel:
Dechert LLP
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Proxy Solicitor:
D.F. King & Co.
PR Firm:
Brunswick Group LLP
Acquirers: Crescent Capital BDC Inc./Crescent Capital Group LP
Investment Adviser:
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Counsel to I-bank:
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Outside Counsel:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP

CoreVest Management and Fortress sell CoreVest American Finance to Redwood Trust
Target/Sellers: CoreVest American Finance Lender LLC/CoreVest Management Partners LLC and Fortress Investment Group LLC
Investment Adviser:
Piper Jaffray & Co.
Outside Counsel:
Dechert LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Acquirer: Redwood Trust Inc.
Investment Adviser:
JMP Securities LLC
Counsel to I-bank:
McGuireWoods LLP
Outside Counsel:
Mayer Brown LLP

Piper Jaffray acquire Sandler O’Neill from Kelso and Carlyle
Target/Sellers: Sandler O’Neill & Partners LP/Kelso & Co. and Carlyle Group Inc.
Outside Counsel:
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
PR Firm:
Sard Verbinnen & Co. LLC
Acquirer: Piper Jaffray Cos.
Investment Adviser:
JMP Securities LLC
Piper Jaffray & Co.
Counsel to I-bank:
Latham & Watkins LLP
Outside Counsel:
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Syncora Guarantee acquired by GoldenTree affiliate
Target/Seller: Syncora Guarantee Inc./Syncora Holdings Ltd.
Investment Adviser:
Moelis & Co. LLC
Outside Counsel:
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Acquirers: Star Insurance Holdings LLC/GoldenTree Asset Management LP
Investment Adviser:
Goldin Associates LLC
Outside Counsel:
Sidley Austin LLP
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

MasterCard acquires Trans-Fast Remittance from GCP Capital Partners and Apis Partners
Target/Sellers: Trans-Fast Remittance LLC/Apis Partners LLP and GCP Capital Partners LLC
Outside Counsel:
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Acquirer: MasterCard Inc.
Outside Counsel:
Sidley Austin LLP
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
PR Firm:
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

Financial Services Law Firm of the Year

Dechert LLP
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Luse Gorman Pomerenk & Schick PC
Sidley Austin LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Financial Services Investment Bank of the Year

D.A. Davidson & Co.
Houlihan Lokey Inc.
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc.
Raymond James Financial Inc.
Sandler O’Neill + Partners LP (Now Piper Sandler Cos.)

Financial Services Dealmaker of the Year

Scott Anderson, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc.
William Burgess III, Sandler O’Neill & Partners LP (Now Piper Sandler Cos.)
Kirk Lipsey, Sidley Austin LLP
Edward Olifer, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Leslie Reese III, Hogan Lovells

Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech

Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Deal of the Year

Clearview Capital exits Advanced Medical Personnel Services to AMN Healthcare
Target/Seller: Advanced Medical Personnel Services Inc./Clearview Capital LLC
Investment Adviser:
Piper Jaffray & Co.
Outside Counsel:
Alston & Bird LLP
PR Firm:
BackBay Communications Inc.
Acquirer: AMN Healthcare Services Inc.
Outside Counsel:
Krevolin & Horst LLC

LabCorp retools Covance through M&A with Envigo
Target/Seller: Envigo nonclinical research services business/Envigo International Holdings Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Wells Fargo Securities LLC
Jefferies LLC
Outside Counsel:
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Acquirers: Covance Inc./Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Counsel to I-bank:
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Outside Counsel:
Hogan Lovells

Merck acquires late-stage immunotherapy company Immune Design
Target: Immune Design Corp.
Investment Adviser:
Lazard Ltd.
Counsel to I-bank:
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Outside Counsel:
Cooley LLP
Acquirer: Merck & Co.
Investment Adviser:
Credit Suisse Group
Outside Counsel:
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Gryphon Investors acquires majority stake in Learn Behavioral from LLR Partners
Target/Seller: Learn Behavioral/LLR Partners Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Harris Williams & Co.
Outside Counsel:
McGuireWoods LLP
Acquirer: Gryphon Investors LP
Investment Adviser:
Berkery, Noyes & Co.
Outside Counsel:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
PR Firm:
Lambert Blicksilver

AtriCure acquires fellow medical device company SentreHeart
Target/Seller: SentreHeart Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Guggenheim Securities LLC
Outside Counsel:
Goodwin Procter LLP
Acquirer: AtriCure Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Piper Jaffray & Co.
Outside Counsel:
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Law Firm of the Year

Goodwin Procter LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP

Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Investment Bank of the Year

Cain Brothers (A unit of KeyBanc Capital Markets)
Harris Williams & Co.
Piper Jaffray & Co. (Now Piper Sandler Cos.)
TripleTree LLC
William Blair & Co. LLC

Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Dealmaker of the Year

Eric Klein, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Jon Krieger, Berkery, Noyes & Co.
Rama Padmanabhan, Cooley LLP
Matthew Rizzo, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Technology, Media & Telecom

Technology, Media & Telecom Deal of the Year

Colony Capital adds Digital Bridge Holdings
Target: Digital Bridge Holdings LLC
Investment Adviser:
Dean Bradley Osborne Partners LLC
Outside Counsel:
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Acquirer: Colony Capital Inc.
Outside Counsel:
Clifford Chance LLP
PR Firm:
Lambert Blicksilver

Verisk Analytics acquires Flexible Architecture from NexPhase Capital
Target: Flexible Architecture & Simplified Technology LLC/NexPhase Capital LLC
Investment Adviser:
William Blair & Co. LLC
Outside Counsel:
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
PR Firm:
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Acquirer: Verisk Analytics Inc.
Outside Counsel:
McCarter & English LLP

Meredith sells Fortune to Chatchaval Jiaravanon
Target/Seller: Fortune brand/Meredith Corp.
Investment Adviser:
Citigroup Inc.
Outside Counsel:
Cooley LLP
Acquirer: Fortune Media Group Holdings Ltd./Chatchaval Jiaravanon
Outside Counsel:
Dechert LLP
Zhong Lun Law Firm
Adviser:
Deloitte LLP

Etsy acquires online musical instruments retail platform Reverb.com
Target: Reverb.com LLC
Investment Adviser:
Fortis Advisors LLC
Outside Counsel:
Winston & Strawn LLP
Acquirer: Etsy Inc.
Outside Counsel:
Fenwick & West LLP
PR Firm:
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

Canaan Partners and Bessemer sell Zoosk to Spark Networks
Target/Sellers: Zoosk Inc./Bessemer Venture Partners LP and Canaan Partners
Investment Adviser:
Piper Jaffray & Co.
Outside Counsel:
Gleiss Lutz Hootz Hirsch PartmbB
Fenwick & West LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Acquirer: Spark Networks SE
Outside Counsel:
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Technology, Media & Telecom Law Firm of the Year

Cooley LLP
Fenwick & West LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Technology, Media & Telecom Investment Bank of the Year

Evercore Inc.
Houlihan Lokey Inc.
LionTree Advisors LLC
Moelis & Co. LLC
Piper Jaffray & Co. (Now Piper Sandler Cos.)

Technology, Media & Telecom Dealmaker of the Year

James Anderson III, McGuireWoods LLP
Dan Connolly, William Blair & Co. LLC
Matthew Guercio, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Mehdi Khodadad, Sidley Austin LLP
Kris Withrow, Fenwick & West LLP

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