DLA Piper has been awarded the M&A Advisor Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year (under $250mm) for its representation of Synergy Health PLC in its private acquisition of SRI/Surgical Express Inc. The award was presented at the M&A Advisor 5th Annual International M&A Award ceremony on May 14, 2013.
Synergy Health is known for its leading work in outsourced sterilization services to the medical device market, hospitals and other global health care providers. The DLA Piper team that led the acquisition consisted of Joshua Kaye (Miami), Adam Rogers (Miami) Jonathan Klein (New York), and Tristram Cleminson (New York), with invaluable support from Gina Zawitoski (Baltimore), Amy Beckstead (Austin), Paolo Pasicolan (Washington, DC), Dale Lazar (Reston), Ryan Compton (Washington, DC), Mike Bedke (Tampa), Stephanie Kane (Tampa), Dawn Stern (Washington, DC), and Richard Rector (Washington, DC), among others.
DLA Piper also won the M&A Advisor M&A Deal of the Year (between $10mm and $50mm) award for its role in the acquisition of Eclipse Therapeutics by Bionomics Ltd., as well as the Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year (over $50mm to $100mm) award for the sale of Trident Microsystems, Inc. M&A Advisors’ Annual International M&A Awards recognizes the top cross border M&A deals and professionals from the past year.