NEW YORK (January 23, 2023) – Holland & Knight was named the USA Law Firm of the Year at this year's Annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards, hosted by the Global M&A Network. Two transactions closed by Holland & Knight were also named "Deals of the Year." The M&A Atlas Awards recognize the achievements of influential dealmakers and leaders, outstanding firms and the best growth-delivering transactions of the year. The awards ceremony was held on Jan. 19 at the Metropolitan Club.
- The sale of iCare Health Solutions to VSP Vision Care from Pine Tree Equity Partners was named USA Deal of the Year. Holland & Knight Partners David Barkus and Jordan Taylor represented Pine Tree Equity Partners as the majority owner and seller of portfolio company iCare Health Solutions in the deal.
- PepsiCo's strategic distribution agreement and investment into Celsius Holdings was named Americas Corporate Deal of the Year. Holland & Knight Partners Tammy Knight and Alvin Johnson represented Celsius in this transaction involving a $550 million cash investment by PepsiCo for preferred stock in Celsius.
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Holland & Knight's corporate practice is ranked as a national first-tier firm in Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Corporate Law and M&A Law in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" guide. The firm is consistently ranked among the Top 25 law firms in the nation advising on U.S. M&A transactions by deal count in Refinitiv and other league tables. Through the HK Deal Flow® program, Holland & Knight facilitates deal leads for clients and prospective clients by matching acquisition or capital raising opportunities with buyers and investors.