Haynes and Boone Awarded Two “Deal of the Year” Honors at Americas M&A Atlas Awards


Haynes and Boone, LLP was recently awarded “Deal of the Year: Middle Markets” and “Deal of the Year: Consumer Goods” by Global M&A Network at its annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards.

The firm was awarded “Deal of the Year: Middle Markets” for serving as counsel to the WhiteWave Foods Company in its $195 million acquisition of So Delicious Dairy Free. The team was led by Partners Jan Sharry and John McGowan and included Associates Suzie Trigg, Brandon McCoy, Anthony Montague and Zach Burnett.

The firm was also awarded “Deal of the Year: Consumer Goods” for its role as counsel to Wingate Partners in its $110 million acquisition of the lawn and garden division of Myers Industries, Inc. The team included Partners Tom Tippetts and Tom Harris as well as Associates Kellie Dale and Robert Bruner.

The Americas M&A Atlas Awards are part of the world’s most prestigious industry awards, exclusively honoring excellence in executing best value-generating deals, top dealmaker teams and outstanding firms from North and South America. Winners are independently selected for successfully closing the best value-generating transactions, recognizing the deal team expertise as well as the organization’s competitive brand leadership position.

Winners were recognized at the annual winners circle gala at the Harvard Club of New York.

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