Seward & Kissel Deal Wins M&A Deal of the Year Recognition from ACG

June 12, 2012

The winners of the 2012 ACG New York Champion’s Awards were revealed on June 12th at the 2nd Annual Awards Gala held at Sotheby’s New York. The Awards, sponsored by the New York Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, recognize companies, individual dealmakers and transactions in the middle market mergers and acquisitions industry in the greater New York area. A panel of 11 independent M&A industry judges selected winners from 220 Finalists across all award categories. A transaction handled by Seward & Kissel’s Business Transactions Group was winner of M&A Deal of the Year in two categories:

The buyout and merger of hybris AG and iCongo Inc. sponsored by
HuntsmanGay Global Capital

-was Winner of-

Information Technology Deal of the Year
-and-
Corporate Merger of the Year

Seward & Kissel is proud to have represented hybris AG in connection with this award-winning deal. Another Seward & Kissel transaction, Emerging Sovereign Group’s sale to The Carlyle Group, was a Finalist for Financial Services Deal of the Year (Over $100 Million) and also for Middle-Market Deal of the Year (Over $250 Million). In addition, Seward & Kissel was a Finalist for 2012 Law Firm of the Year.

The Firm’s Business Transactions Group handles middle-market M&A, private equity, venture capital and joint venture transactions and was recommended by The Legal 500 in the middle-market M&A category in 2011 and 2012. Seward & Kissel has market-leading experience on M&A transactions involving investment management, broker-dealer, media and shipping businesses and also regularly handles international, sell-side M&A deals in a variety of industries.