Press Release
February 9, 2024

Holland & Knight Recognized for Three Top Deals at 2024 USA M&A Atlas Awards

MIAMI (February 9, 2024) – Three transactions completed by Holland & Knight attorneys were named "Deals of the Year" at this year's USA M&A Atlas Awards, hosted by the Global M&A Network. 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 January 30 in New York.

The acquisition of Squaremouth, a leading provider of travel insurance products and services, by Specialty Program Group (SPG), a leading operator of specialty insurance brokerages and underwriting facilities and subsidiary of HUB International, was named USA Deal of the Year – Lower Middle Markets. Holland & Knight's representation of SPG was led by Partner Morley Fortier.

Another Holland & Knight representation was named USA Deal of the Year – Large Market. A team led by Partners Ram Sunkara, Trevor Ruff and Paul Hogan represented Energy Power Partners Fund I LP, a private market fund manager making long-term equity investments in U.S. and Canadian renewable energy, in its $1.1 billion sale of renewable natural gas assets to NextEra Energy Resources LLC, the world's largest producer of wind and solar energy and a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE: NEE).

Holland & Knight was also commended for its advisory role in Newport Healthcare's acquisition of PrairieCare, a premier provider of mental health services in the Midwest with one of the nation's largest pediatric psychiatric practices. Newport Healthcare, a portfolio company of ONEX, runs a national network of evidence-based treatment programs for teens and young adults with primary mental health disorders. The deal was named Americas Industry Deal of the Year – Health Care. Holland & Knight's representation of Newport was led by Partners Brent Hill and Colbey Reagan.

Global M&A Network is a diversified information media and events company serving the mergers, acquisitions, institutional and alternative investing, restructuring and turnaround communities worldwide.

Holland & Knight regularly ranks among the leading M&A and private equity law firms in reputable, benchmarking league tables published by Bloomberg, LSEG (formerly Refinitiv), Mergermarket, PitchBook and The Deal. In 2023, the firm ranked among the top five most active law firms in the U.S. and top 10 globally for its work in the space. 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.

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