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Troutman Sanders Wins Three M&A Atlas Awards


ATLANTA – Troutman Sanders LLP has received three M&A Atlas Awards from the Global M&A Network. The firm was named in the Outstanding Firms category as the U.S.A. M&A Law Firm of the Year and had two deals recognized as Deals of the Year.

Client Windstream Holdings, Inc. won the U.S.A. M&A Deal of the Year award, and client Southern Company won the U.S.A. Deal of the Year (Above $5 billion) award. The independent awards honor excellence from the North and South Americas mid-market segments. Winners were honored at a Nov. 2 awards gala in New York.

U.S.A. M&A Deal of the Year | Middle Markets
Troutman Sanders’ client, Windstream Holdings, Inc., won the U.S.A. M&A Deal of the Year award for its $227.5 million acquisition of Broadview Networks Holdings, Inc. Windstream is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers nation-wide. Broadview provides cloud-based unified communications solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. Troutman Sanders advised Windstream on the all-cash deal.

The Troutman Sanders team that assisted Windstream included Corporate partners David Carter, Mason Bayler, and Coby Beck; Corporate Counsel Heather Ducat and Brandon Woods; Employee Benefits partner Jeff Banish; Finance partner Hazen Dempster; Tax partner Robert Friedman; and Corporate/Intellectual Property Counsel Karl Zielaznicki.

U.S.A. Deal of the Year | Above $5 billion
Client Southern Company won the U.S.A. Deal of the Year (Above $5 billion) award for its acquisition of AGL Resources, the largest natural gas only distribution company in the U.S. AGL Resources is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company, which has 11 electric and natural gas utilities with operations across the U.S. Troutman Sanders advised Southern Company on due diligence, regulatory, tax, corporate disclosure and finance matters relating to the transaction. Despite the complexity of the transaction, the deal closed in less than a year.

The Troutman Sanders team that assisted Southern Company included Energy partners Kevin Greene, William Droze, Bob Edwards, Brandon Marzo and Frank Schiller; Corporate partner Eric Koontz; and Employee Benefits partner Roger Reigner.

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