Holland & Knight Recognized for Role in Debt Financing Deal of the Year
CHICAGO (January 21, 2022) – Holland & Knight was recognized by The M&A Advisor for its role in the sale of Western Global Airlines, a deal that was named the Debt Financing Deal of the Year at the 20th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Nov. 17, 2021.
The M&A Advisor is a network of mergers and acquisitions, turnaround and finance professionals that honors achievement, presents thought leadership and facilitates connections. The annual M&A Advisor Awards are a benchmark for deal-making excellence and recognize the leading M&A transactions, restructurings, deal financings, product/services, firms and M&A professionals.
Holland & Knight Partners Grant McCorkhill and Renee Lewis advised the trustee for the Western Global Airlines Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) on its purchase of Western Global Airlines Inc. Western Global is based in Estero, Florida, and offers air cargo transportation services. The deal was also a finalist in two other categories: Industrials Deal of the Year (Over $100 Million) and M&A Deal of the Year ($500 million to $1 billion).
Holland & Knight also had four other deals that were named finalists in various categories.