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April 8, 2015 – The M&A Advisor has announced that Reed Smith is among the finalists for six M&A transactions in nine categories as part of the 7th Annual International M&A Awards presented by The M&A Advisor. Winners will be announced at the annual awards gala April 28, in New York.

Reed Smith lawyers provided counsel to the following transactions that have been selected as finalists in one or more categories:

Acquisition of Insight Pharmaceuticals by Prestige Brands Holdings Inc.

  • Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year ($500 million - $1 billion)

Acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group by Sonoco Products Company

  • Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year (Over $250 million - $500 million)

Sale of Kelway Holdings Limited to CDW Corporation

  • Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year (Over $250 million - $500 million)
  • Technology, Media, and Telecom Deal of the Year (Over $100 million - $1 billion)

Acquisition of Pharmalucence, Inc. by Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. (n/k/a Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.)

  • Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year (Over $100 million - $250 million)

Acquisition of Metro International Trade Services by Reuben Brothers

  • Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year (Over $100 million - $250 million)
  • Real Estate Deal of the Year

Sale of C+N Packaging to PSB Industries

  • Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year (Over $25 million - $50 million)
  • Corporate Strategic Acquisition of the Year (Between $10 million - $50 million)
  • Retail Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year
  • US – Europe Deal of the Year

“Reed Smith continues to stand out in the global M&A arena,” said David Boutcher, Chair of Reed Smith’s Business & Finance Department. “With significant knowledge, skill and a keen understanding of the global marketplace, and jurisdictional differences and trends, our deal teams have the key capabilities and experience to guide clients successfully and efficiently through the most challenging and complex global corporate transactions.”

About Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, technology and media, shipping, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing, and education. For more information, visit reedsmith.com.

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