Choate, Hall & Stewart Wins "2016 Telecommunication Services Deal of the Year" Award from The M&A Advisor

Choate Press Release

 | November 17, 2016

Boston, MA, November 17, 2016 – Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP is a recipient of The M&A Advisor's "2016 Telecommunication Services Deal of the Year" award for its representation of M/C Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in Everstream Solutions, LLC, an Ohio-based provider of fiber-based Ethernet, Internet, and data center solutions. Led by partner Brian Lenihan, the team included partners John Ventola (finance), Tim Becker (tax), Brad Bedingfield (tax) and associates Kate Reynolds, Shaina Wamsley and Rebecca Wilsker, the deal was also selected as a finalist in the "Private Equity Deal of the Year" category.

The M&A Advisor awards, now in their 15th year, are considered a benchmark for dealmaking excellence. “The award recipients represent the finest in the M&A industry in 2016 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of extremely impressive finalists,” said David Fergusson, Co-CEO and President of The M&A Advisor. “From lower middle market to multi-billion dollar deals, these leading transactions, firms and individuals represent the highest levels of achievement.”

Choate was also named a finalist in four additional categories, including “Corporate and Strategic Acquisition Deal of the Year” and “Health Care and Life Sciences Deal of the Year” for its representation of Curaspan Health Group, Inc. in its sale to naviHealth, Inc., and “Private Equity Deal of the Year” and “Software and Cloud Based Deal of the Year” for its representation of Great Hill Partners in the purchase of a majority stake in Evolve IP, The Cloud Services Company™.

Providing expert representation of acquirers, targets, financing sources, and investment bankers in public and private mergers and acquisitions, both domestic and international, Choate is widely recognized as a top national firm for middle-market M&A transactions in the $10 million to $1 billion range. Choate is ranked nationally as a top Tier 1 firm in Middle-Market M&A by The Legal 500 2016 and as one of the leading practices for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity Buyouts by the 2016 edition of Chambers USA.

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, one of the nation's leading law firms, is consistently recognized for excellence by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, World’s Leading Lawyers, International Who’s Who of Lawyers, and Expert Guides. With all of its lawyers under one roof, Choate focuses on a core group of areas where it represents clients across the United States and internationally and provides exceptional efficiency, service and value. Choate’s areas of focus include corporate/M&A, private equity, finance & restructuring, venture capital, intellectual property, life sciences, government enforcement & compliance, insurance/reinsurance, high-stakes litigation, tax, and wealth management.


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