Two Seward & Kissel Deals Win M&A Deal of the Year Recognition

December 13, 2011

The winners of the 2011 M&A Advisor Awards were revealed on December 13th at the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala held at the New York Athletic Club. A panel of 11 independent M&A industry judges selected winners from 389 nominated deals across all categories. Two transactions handled by Seward & Kissel’s Business Transactions Group were winners of M&A Deal of the Year in their respective categories:

Financial Services Deal of the Year
Acquisition of Emerging Sovereign Group by The Carlyle Group

Middle-Market Deal of the Year (between $100 Million to under $250 Million)
Buyout and merger of hybris AG and iCongo Inc. sponsored by
HuntsmanGay Global Capital

Seward & Kissel is proud to have represented Emerging Sovereign Group and hybris AG in connection with these award-winning deals. Another Seward & Kissel transaction, Judlau Contracting’s sale to Obrascon Huarte Lain S.A., was a Finalist for Cross-Border Deal of the Year (Under $200 Million) and Seward & Kissel was a Finalist for 2011 Law Firm of the Year (having previously won Law Firm of the Year honors).

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. 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.