Chambers USA Ranks Seward & Kissel as Highly Regarded for M&A

May 31, 2013

Seward & Kissel is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has ranked the Firm’s Business Transactions Group as Highly Regarded for Corporate/M&A in New York, with the Group’s co-head Jim Abbott recognized as a Leading Individual for Corporate/M&A. Summarizing its independent research, Chambers USA had this to say:

THE FIRM: Seward & Kissel offers talent in midmarket M&A, as demonstrated by its many deals for investment management clients. Benefiting from the firm’s impressive shipping finance practice, the New York corporate group also attracts impressive mandates in the world of shipping, including one from OceanFreight relating to its $239 million acquisition by DryShips.

SOURCES SAY: “The fact they are proactive or quickly reactive is of huge benefit to us.”

KEY INDIVIDUAL: James Abbott co-heads the firm’s M&A practice. Sources say he “brings a wealth of experience to the table” and “has a great grasp of commercial issues spanning a variety of industry segments.” He recently advised Parfums de Coeur on its sale to Yellow Wood Partners.

We thank our clients and other business connections for their ongoing support and for entrusting Seward & Kissel with important and challenging transactional projects that allow us to merit such praise.