NEW YORK – The Deal, one of the industry’s most respected deals and transactions publication, recently recognized Pillsbury with its Energy & Industrials Deal of the Year for its Middle Market 2020 awards. Already recognized among the Top 20 of the world’s leading M&A advisors by Bloomberg, Factset, and Refinitiv, this significant honor further highlights Pillsbury’s strength in middle market mergers and acquisitions. Pillsbury’s lawyers are market leaders in their field, which is in part why Pillsbury is ranked Tier 1 for M&A by Best Lawyers/U.S. News & World Report and recognized for M&A excellence by both Chambers and The Legal 500.

According to The Deal, these awards celebrate the leading lawyers, bankers, investors and advisors in middle-market transactions, particularly those people and firms who are setting the trends.

In this award-winning transaction, Pillsbury New York Corporate partner and co-leader of the firm’s M&A practice Jonathan Russo led the team advising Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. on its sale to Kaman Corporation for approximately $330 million under a securities and asset purchase agreement. Bal Seal is a global provider of custom-engineered sealing, connecting, conducting and shielding solutions for original equipment manufacturers.

The deal closed on January 3, 2020. For more details about this transaction, click here.

In addition to Russo, the multi-practice team advising Bal Seal included Corporate & Securities special counsel Ted Powers and associates Narges Aminolsharei and Mel Pudig; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Jessica Lutrin and associate Kevin Lin; Real Estate partner Christian A. Buerger; Tax partner Nora E. Burke and associate Hannah Hollingsworth; Public Practices Partner Nancy Fischer and counsel Matthew Ross Rabinowitz; Employment & Labor Senior Counsel Laura K. Latham; Environmental special counsel Reza S. Zarghamee; Finance partner Joel M. Simon; Intellectual Property partner Edward A. Cavazos and senior counsel Steven Tepera; Litigation partner Alexander D. Hardiman and Antitrust & Competition partner Michael Sibarium and attorney Evan Storm.

With more than 100 M&A lawyers globally, Pillsbury has advised clients on some of the most sophisticated and innovative transactions in the market. In the last five years, the firm’s lawyers have advised on over 700 M&A transactions totaling approximately $400 billion across a wide range of sectors and geographies.