D.A. Davidson & Co. announced that it was named USA Investment Bank of the Year, Middle Markets 2018, at the 10th Annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards, hosted by the Global M&A Network. Along with this prestigious award, D.A. Davidson earned three additional awards for transactions completed during the firm’s fiscal 2018:
- Americas Bank M&A Deal of the Year, Americas M&A Atlas Awards – For work on Community Bank’s $903.5 million merger with CVB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: CVBF). D.A. Davidson acted as exclusive financial advisor to Community Bank, with Rory McKinney, head of investment banking, Ramsey Gregg, managing director, and Nathan Ail, director, leading the transaction.
- Americas Food & Beverage M&A Deal of the Year, Americas M&A Atlas Awards – For work with Tecumseh Poultry LLC (dba Smart Chicken®) in its sale to Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN). D.A. Davidson served as exclusive financial advisor to Tecumseh Poultry in the transaction, with Jeff Cleveland, managing director, and Geoff Loos, director, leading the transaction.
- Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year Award, from The M&A Advisor – For work on Ju-Ju-Be International’s growth investment from Bregal Partners. D.A. Davidson served as exclusive financial advisor to Ju-Ju-Be in the transaction, with Joe Schimmelpfennig, managing director, and Danny Friedman, director, leading the transaction.
“It was a record year for our group and being awarded investment bank of the year is a fantastic way to close out 2018,” McKinney said. “Building strong client relationships is an integral part of our business and it’s great to see our clients and these transactions recognized.”
D.A. Davidson received the recognition from the Global M&A Network and the M&A Advisor Awards at private galas in New York.
D.A. Davidson’s investment banking division is a leading full-service investment bank that offers comprehensive financial advisory and capital markets expertise. The group has extensive transaction experience serving middle market clients worldwide across five industry verticals: consumer, diversified industrials, financial institutions, real estate and technology.
Together with its European strategic partner, MCF Corporate Finance, D.A. Davidson originates and executes transatlantic M&A transactions under the common brand of D.A. Davidson MCF International.
About D.A. Davidson Companies
D.A. Davidson Companies is an employee-owned financial services firm offering a range of financial services and advice to individuals, corporations, institutions and municipalities nationwide. Founded in Montana in 1935, with regional headquarters in Great Falls, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle, the company has approximately 1,350 employees and offices in 25 states coast to coast.
Subsidiaries include: D.A. Davidson & Co., the largest full-service investment firm headquartered in the Northwest, providing wealth management, investment banking, equity and fixed income capital markets services and advice; Davidson Investment Advisors, a professional asset management firm; D.A. Davidson Trust Company, a trust and wealth management company; and Davidson Fixed Income Management, a registered investment adviser providing fixed income portfolio and advisory services.
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