NEW YORK – Reed Smith attorneys were recognized as legal counsel in two categories by Mergers & Acquisitions in its 15th Annual Top Middle-Market Deals of the Year awards. Chris Sheaffer and Anatoliy Rozental, partners in the Global Corporate Group in New York, led the Reed Smith teams on both of the winning deals. Both transactions were highly complex, involving large deal teams from multiple practice areas.

Reed Smith was the winner in the category of Consumer Products for its role in advising Vista Outdoor in its $499 million acquisition of Foresight Sports, and in the category of Entertainment & Media for representing Concord Music Group’s acquisition of Downtown Music Publishing’s owned music copyright catalog.

The 2022 Middle-Market Deals of the Year awards recognized 13 dealmakers who excelled in transactions across a variety of industries and deal types.

“Reed Smith is regarded nationwide for our capabilities in high-profile and complex transactional matters in a range of industries with a special focus on the middle market,” said James Tandler, co-chair of the firm’s Global Corporate Group. “We’re thrilled to be honored by Mergers & Acquisitions.”

With 300 attorneys worldwide, Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group provides full-service capabilities to companies on all types of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and capital markets.

More information about the Mergers & Acquisitions 2022 Middle Markets Deals of Year awards is available at