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Lindquist & Vennum M&A Transactions Reach 2012 M&A Advisor Awards Finals


Lindquist & Vennum announced that  it served as lead legal counsel in two M&A transactions selected as finalists in the 11th annual M&A Advisor Awards, recognizing the nation’s top M&A deals and professionals. The firm’s work was nominated in four award categories: M&A Deal of the Year (Between $10MM and $25MM), Industrial Manufacturing/Distribution (Between $10MM and $50MM), Professional Services (B-to-B) (Between $10MM and $100MM), and Real Estate.

Lindquist & Vennum attorneys Bob Tunheim and Maggie Tatton led the Lindquist & Vennum team representing The Freeman Company (Sale of The Freeman Company to JLL Partners) and Chad Stewart led the Lindquist & Vennum team representing Cushman & Wakefield (Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE: CUZ) selling its Third Party Client Services Business to Cushman & Wakefield.) The firm was one of just two Minnesota law firms to have worked on nominated transactions, and the only Minnesota firm with more than one transaction to reach the finals. Winners will be announced at the 11th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Tuesday, December 11th in New York City.

“We succeed when our clients succeed, and we are pleased to have had the opportunity to serve as counsel on transactions that reached the finals in not one, but four categories,” says Joe Humke, the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice group chair.  “It is a testament to our clients’ vision, as well as our commitment to helping them creatively and successfully implement that vision.

“We specialize in middle market transactions. Reaching the finals in the those categories affirms our leading position in this market,” says Bob Tunheim, chair of Lindquist & Vennum’s corporate department. Through the first ten months of 2012, the firm has served as lead counsel in well over $1 billion worth of middle market transactions, with an average transaction size of $30 million.

“While this has certainly been another tumultuous year in both the international and domestic M&A markets, we are very encouraged by the persistence of the leading dealmakers and the volume of creative transactions that have been engineered by M&A professionals on all continents’” says Roger Aguinaldo, CEO and Founder of The M&A Advisor. “We remain convinced that the middle market will continue to be the driving force of the economy and that our industry’s talented men and women deserve to be recognized for their contributions.”


Since 1998, The M&A Advisor has been presenting, recognizing the achievement of and facilitating connections between the world’s leading mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround professionals with a comprehensive range of services including M&A SUMMITS; M&A AWARDS; M&A CONNECTS™; M&A ALERTS™, M&A LINKS™ and M&A MARKET INTEL™. To learn more visit:   

About Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Lindquist & Vennum’s nearly 200 attorneys provide a full array of business, finance, transactional and litigation services from offices in Minneapolis, Denver and Sioux Falls. The firm serves business, governmental and individual clients across the U.S. and is a recognized leader in middle-market M&A dealmaking. The firm’s clients include domestic and foreign public and private companies of all sizes, family-owned businesses, private equity funds, senior and subordinated lenders, and financial intermediaries. For more information, visit

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