Manatt’s Sean Wee, a partner in the financial services group, was recognized for his role as “Counsel to I-Bank” in the winner of the Financial Services Deal of the Year at The Deal Awards Middle Market ceremony, which took place in Chicago on March 26.
The award acknowledges Sean’s work advising Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. The investment banking firm acted as financial advisor to SVB Financial Group, parent company of Silicon Valley Bank, in its $340 million acquisition of Leerink Holdings LLC, parent company of healthcare and life science investment bank Leerink Partners LLC. The acquisition closed January 4, 2019.
Sean has deep experience representing financial advisors in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. He frequently assists investment banks Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and Houlihan Lokey. As a result of his efforts, Manatt has placed among the top law firms on Corporate Control Alert’s 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 rankings of “Banker Representations."
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