New York - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP will receive a 2018 Americas M&A Atlas Award for its work representing Patricia Industries on the acquisition of healthcare product specialty distributor Sarnova Holdings, Inc. The $903 million acquisition, which closed in April, will be recognized as the cross-border deal of the year in the $750 million - $1 billion category at the 10th Annual M&A Atlas Awards Gala in New York on Thursday, November 29, 2018.
New York private equity partner James C.H. Lee will also receive an inaugural Top 50 Americas Rising Star Dealmakers Award during the related Americas Growth Intelligence Forum taking place earlier that same day for his work leading the Patricia Industries deal as well as on several other transactions.
K&L Gates has one of the legal industry’s most substantial “full-market” corporate transactional and counseling practices, with mergers and acquisitions lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and the Middle East. Advising on deals ranging from a few million dollars to more than $15 billion, K&L Gates frequently is recognized among the top law firms for M&A transactions, including recent honors from M&A Advisor and Corporate Board Member magazine.