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News Article | November 8, 2016
Site: www.marketwired.com

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Nov 8, 2016) - The AGEM Index posted another increase in October 2016 after gaining 20.46 points in September 2016. The composite index stood at 321.90 points at the close of the month, which represents an increase of 15.04 points, or 4.9 percent, when compared to September 2016. The AGEM Index reported a year-over-year increase for the 13th consecutive month, rising 124.68 points, or 63.2 percent, when compared to October 2015. During the latest period, six of the 13 global gaming equipment manufacturers reported month-to-month increases in stock price, with three up by more than 10 percent. Seven manufacturers reported decreases in stock price during the month, with four reporting double-digit drops. The broader stock markets reported negative results in October 2016 due partially to speculation surrounding the upcoming national election. The S&P 500 reported a month-to-month decrease of 1.9 percent, falling to 2,126.15. Additionally, the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 0.9 percent to 18,142.42, while the NASDAQ decreased 2.3 percent during the period to 5,189.14. Selected positive contributors to the October 2016 AGEM Index included the following: A number of industry manufacturers released financial results for the third quarter of 2016 in recent months. Selected company highlights below suggest mostly positive results for key players in the industry. Scientific Games (SGMS) reported $720 million in revenue for the third quarter of 2016. This represents a $48.4 million increase over the prior year and year-over-year growth of 7 percent. Social gaming was a major driver as sales were up 81 percent while gaming machine sales increased 22 percent. Table products sales were up 9.3 percent, as well. However, gaming operations, the largest revenue generator for Scientific Games' gaming segment, declined 5.9 percent to $182.4 million as the installed base of gaming machines decreased year over year, which additionally resulted in a lower mix of high-yielding games. While Konami Corp. offers a wide range of products and entertainment devices, gambling units have become a much smaller portion of the company's business model. In the first half of fiscal year 2016, pachislot and pachinko machines accounted for ¥5.3 billion or nearly 5 percent of Konami's total revenues. One year later, this business unit now accounts for just ¥800 million worth of revenues. With an 85 percent drop in year-over-year sales, slots account for less than 1 percent of Konami's ¥101.4 billion in revenues. However, Konami's gaming and systems segment is still a large earner for the company, turning in ¥13.8 billion in the first half of the 2017 fiscal year. Konami installed its casino management system "SYNKROS" at the Barona Resort & Casino near San Diego while introducing several new casino game products, such as the skill-based game Beat Square. In recent news, Aristocrat announced a cross-licensing agreement with IGT covering certain game features and system patents. The companies have since set aside all outstanding litigation surrounding intellectual property. As part of the deal, Aristocrat can offer games that include patented features from IGT in exchange for licensing fees. IGT reached a similar agreement with Everi Games just a few days later. IGT has also announced its selection for the casino management system for the new Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The new property expects to open in early December. IGT will be installing the latest version of its casino management system, which offers advanced marketing, player communication and floor optimization services. IGT will also occupy the largest floor share of the new casino and feature 12 of its new electronic table games systems. The AGEM Index The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) produces the monthly AGEM Index that comprises 14 global gaming suppliers throughout the world. A total of 9 suppliers are based in the United States and are listed on the NYSE, Nasdaq or OTC market, while two trade on the Australian exchange, one supplier trades on the Athens exchange, one on the Tokyo exchange, and another trades on the Taiwan OTC exchange. The index is computed based on the month-end stock price (adjusted for dividends and splits) of each company and weighted based on approximation of market capitalization. Market capitalizations for manufacturers trading on foreign exchanges have been converted to US dollar-equivalents as of month-end for comparability purposes. The AGEM Index is based on a 100-point value as of January 2005. About AGEM AGEM is an international trade association representing manufacturers of electronic gaming devices, systems, lotteries, and components for the gaming industry. The Association works to further the interests of gaming equipment manufacturers throughout the world. Through political action, tradeshow partnerships, information dissemination and good corporate citizenship, the members of AGEM work together to create benefits for every company within the organization. Together, AGEM and its member organizations have assisted regulatory commissions and participated in the legislative process to solve problems and create a positive business environment. AGEM Index The AGEM index and overview is prepared by Applied Analysis (AA). AA is a Nevada-based advisory services firm providing consultation services for public and private entities. The company utilizes extensive experience in economics, information technology and finance to provide a wide range of services, including urban economic consulting, financial advisory services, market analysis, public policy analysis, hospitality industry and gaming consulting, and information system and technology consulting. AGEM Bronze Members: Abbiati Casino Equipment, Alfastreet, Amatic Industries, APEX gaming, Astro Corp., BetConstruct, Bingotimes Digital Technology, Boss Gaming, Cammegh Limited, Century Gaming Technologies, CG Technology (CGT), Cole Kepro International, DEQ Systems, Euro Games Technology (EGT), Exacta Systems, FBM, Galaxy Gaming, Gamblit Gaming, GameCo, Gaming Arts, Gaming Support, Glory Global Solutions, Gold Club, Grand Vision Gaming, Incredible Technologies, Inspired Gaming, Interblock USA, Intervision Gaming, ISMS, Iverson Gaming Systems, Jumbo Technology, Matsui Gaming Machine Co., Metronia, Patriot Gaming & Electronics, Quixant Ltd., Table Trac, Vantiv Entertainment Solutions, Wells-Gardner Technologies and Win Systems AGEM Associate Members: 3M Touch Systems, Advanced Gaming Associates, Adlink Technology, Advantech-Innocore, Agilysys, AMD, Arrow International, Asimex Global, Atrient, Automated Cashless Systems, Axiomtek, British Group Interactive (BGI), Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada, Camryn Industries, CardConnect, Carmanah Signs, Casino Connection International, Casino Screens, Catapult Global, CDC Gaming Reports, CMC Trading Engineering, Cooper Levenson, Digital Instinct, DiTronics Financial Services, Duane Morris LLP, DynaGraphic Printing, Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, Elite Gaming Technology, Esterline Interface Technologies, Fantini Research, Four Corners, Fox Rothschild, G2 Game Design, Gambling Compliance, GAN, Gaming and Entertainment Touch Technology, Gaming Capital Group, Ganlot, Gary Platt Manufacturing, Gasser Chair Company, Genesis Interactive Technologies, GeoComply USA, Global Gaming Group (G3), Greenberg Traurig, Holley, Driggs, Walch, Fine, Wray, Puzey & Thompson, House Advantage, Howard & Howard, Impact Display Solutions, Intel, IPS, James Industries, James Industry Research Group, JCS Technologies, Jones Walker, KEY-BAK, Kontron, Lazcano Sámano, Lewis Roca Rothgerber, Lightstone Solutions, Majestic Realty, Media Resources, Metalcraft, NanoLumens, Olsen Gaming / Spectronix, Outpost Creative, Portilla Ruy-Díaz y Aguilar, Proforma GPS, Regulatory Management Counselors (RMC), RMMC, RSM US LLP, Sanmina, SCA Gaming, Sightline Payments, Slot Constructor, Southwest Manufacturing Services, Spin Games, StylGame USA, Taft Stettinius & Hollister, Talent Associates, The Bright Group, Tohkoh Plastics America, Touch Dynamic, Tournament One, TOVIS, TransAct Technologies, Veridocs, Wells Fargo, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) and Zebra Technologies.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Dublin, Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "M&A Attorney Hourly Rate and Deal Report 2017" report to their offering. 'The M&A Attorney Hourly Rate Report 2017' details the hourly rates of Attorneys at the most active Deal Law Firms. Rates are analyzed by: 1. Firm Revenue Group (AMLAW 10, 50, 100, 101-200 and non-AMLAW Firms) 2. Individual Firm including a Relative Hourly Rate Ranking (Highest to Lowest) for each Firm 3. M&A Deal Representation for Acquirer, Seller and Target Companies including an M&A Deal Value (Highest to Lowest) for each Law Firm 4. Hourly Rates by Industry to determine industry opportunity and strength for deals. Attorneys practicing Mergers & Acquisitions have in the past, had the highest overall rates; this continues to be the case for 2017 as well, based on 2016 results and a modest increase for 2017. Deals, overall, are up and so are the hourly rates of almost all law firms especially the premier ones with hourly rates easily exceeding $1,200 for Partners. Key Topics Covered: Section 1: Rates by AMLAW Group Section 2: Rates by Individual Firm Section 3: M&A Deals Section 4: M&A Deals - Relative Deal Rankings Section 5: M&A Rates by Industry Companies Mentioned - ADVISES Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten, Wirtschaftsprüfern und Steuerberatern - Adams and Reese LLP - Akerman LLP - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Allen Barnes & Jones, PLC - Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP - Alston & Bird LLP - Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP - Anglin Flewelling Rasmussen Campbell & Trytten, LLP - Anthony & Partners, LLC - Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A. - Appleby Global Group Services Limited - Archer & Greiner, P.C. - Arent Fox LLP - Armstrong Teasdale LLP - Arnall Golden Gregory LLP - Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP - Arnstein & Lehr, LLP - Ashurst LLP - Baker & Hostetler LLP - Baker & McKenzie LLP - Baker Botts LLP - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC - Balch & Bingham LLP - Ballard Spahr LLP - Barnes & Thornburg LLP - Bass Berry & Sims PLC - Battle, Winslow, Scott & Wiley, P.A. - Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP - Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A. - Bieging Shapiro & Barber LLP - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP - Blank Rome LLP - Bogatz & Associates, P.C. - Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP - Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Bose McKinney & Evans LLP - Bowles Rice LLP - Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. - Bracewell LLP - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP - Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. - Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP - Bredin Prat - Bricker & Eckler LLP - Briggs and Morgan PA - Brinks Gilson & Lione - Broad and Cassel - Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP - Brown Rudnick LLP - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP - Bryan Cave LLP - Buchalter Nemer - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC - Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP - Burr & Forman LLP - Bustamante, Escandon & Pareyon - Butler Snow LLP - Butzel Long PC - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP - Cadwell Sanford Deibert & Garry - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP - Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP - Campbells - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered - Carlson Dash, LLC - Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A. - Carmichael & Powell, P.C. - Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey, LLP - Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP - Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP - Chadbourne & Parke LLP - Chaffe McCall - Chapman and Cutler LLP - Cheng Cohen - Chien Yeh Law Offices - Christensen & Jensen, PC - Clark Hill PLC - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass, LLP - Cohen Kennedy Dowd & Quigley - Cole Schotz P.C. - Connell Foley LLP - Cooley LLP - Cooley Manion Jones LLP - Covington & Burling LLP - Cozen O'Connor - Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP - Crowell & Moring LLP - Crowley & Lamb P.C. - Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP - DLA Piper - Davies Ward Phillips & Vinberg, LLP - Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP - Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC - Day Pitney LLP - DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP - Dechert LLP - Dennis J. Wortman, P.C. - Dentons - Dickinson Wright LLP - Dickstein Shapiro LLP - Dilworth Paxson LLP - Dinsmore & Shohl LLP - Dorsey & Whitney LLC - Dow Lohnes PLLC - Downey Brand LLP - Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP - Duane Morris LLP - Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig, LLP - Duensing, Casner & Fitzsimmons - Dykema Cox Smith - Dykema Gossett PLLC - Eisenhower Carlson, PLLC - Engelman Berger, P.C. - Epiq Systems - Epstein Becker Green PC - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP - Eversheds LLP - Fabian VanCott - Faegre Baker Daniels - Fangda Partners - Farella Braun & Martel LLP - Farrell Fritz PC - Felsberg Advogados - Fennemore Craig, P.C. - Fenwick & West LLP - Ferrero Abogados - Fiddler Gonzalez & Rodriguez - Foley & Lardner LLP - Foley Hoag LLP - Ford & Harrison LLP - Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC - Fox Rothschild LLP - Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. - Freeborn & Peters LLP - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP - Frost Brown Todd LLC - Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. - Gammage & Burnham, LLC - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP - Gibbons PC - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. - Goldberg Kohn - Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP - Goodmans, LLP - Goodwin Procter LLP - Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP - Gordon Silver - Goulston & Storrs PC - Gowling WLG - Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH - Gray Plant Mooty PA - GrayRobinson PA - Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis - Greenberg Traurig LLP - Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC - Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. - Hahn & Hessen LLP - Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP - Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin, PLLC - Han Kun Law Offices - Harris Beach PLLC - Haynes and Boone, LLP - Herrick, Feinstein LLP - Herron Ortiz, P.A. - Herzog, Fox & Neeman - Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C. - Higgs & Johnson - Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP - Hogan Lovells LLP - Holland & Hart LLP - Holland & Knight LLP - Holme Roberts & Owen LLP - Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP - Houser & Allison, APC - Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC - Hudson Cook LLP - Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren, LLC - Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP - Hunton & Williams LLP - Husch Blackwell LLP - Ice Miller LLP - Irell & Manella LLP - Jackson DeMarco Tidus Peckenpaugh - Jackson Walker LLP - Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC - James F. Kahn, P.C. - Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Jenner & Block LLP - Johnson DeLuca Kurisky & Gould, P.C. - Jones Day - Jones Walker LLP - Jones, Bell, Abbott, Fleming & Fitzgerald L.L.P. - K&L Gates LLP - Kaempfer Crowell - Karr Tuttle Campbell - Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Keesal, Young? & Logan - Keightley & Ashner LLP - Keller Rohrback L.L.P. - Kelley Drye & Warren LLP - Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP - Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC - Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP - King & Spalding - Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Kirton McConkie PC - Kissinger & Fellman, P.C. - Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP - Kohner Mann & Kailas, S.C. - Kolesar & Leatham, Chartered - Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP - Kutak Rock, LLP - Lake & Cobb PLC - Lane Powell PC - Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd. - Latham & Watkins LLP - Lathrop & Gage LLP - LeClairRyan - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP - Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP - Liebert Cassidy Whitmore - Lindquist & Vennum, P.L.L.P. - Linklaters - Liskow & Lewis - Littler Mendelson P.C. - Locke Lord Edwards - Loeb & Loeb LLP - Lowenstein Sandler PC - Loyens & Loeff - Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP - Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC - Maples and Calder - Marquis Aurbach Coffing, P.C. - Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. - Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. - Mayer Brown LLP - Maynard Cooper & Gale PC - McCarter & English LLP - McCarthy Tetrault - McCleskey Harriger Brazill & Graf, LLP - McConnell Valdes LLC - McDermott Will & Emery LLP - McDonald Carano Wilson LLP - McDonald Hopkins LLC - McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP - McGlinchey Stafford PLLC - McGuireWoods LLP - McWhorter Law Firm, PLLC - Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A. - Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. - Michelman & Robinson, LLP - Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP - Miles & Stockbridge, P.C. - Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP - Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, P.L.C. - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. - Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP - Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP - Moore & Van Allen PLLC - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Morris Schneider Wittstadt, LLC - Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP - Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP - Morrison & Foerster LLP - Mourant Ozannes - Moye White LLP - Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP - Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. - Murphy & King P.C. - Murtha Cullina LLP - Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP - Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP - Nexsen Pruet - Nixon Peabody LLP - Norton Rose Fulbright LLP - Nossaman LLP - O'Kelly Ernst & Bielli - O'Melveny & Myers LLP - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Orr & Reno, P.A. - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP - Otterbourg P.C. - Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP - Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C. - Parker & Covert LLP - Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP - Parsons Behle & Latimer - Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP - Paul Hastings LLP - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP - Pepper Hamilton LLP - Perkins Coie LLP - Pessin Katz Law, P.A. - Phelps Dunbar LLP - Phillips Lytle LLP - Pia Anderson Dorius Reynard & Moss, LLC - Pierce Atwood LLP - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Polsinelli PC - Porzio, Bromberg, and Newman P.C. - Poyner Spruill LLP - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP - Proskauer Rose LLP - Pullman & Comley LLC - Quarles & Brady LLP - Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C. - Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP - Ragsdale Liggett, PLLC - Ray Quinney & Nebeker P.C. - Rayburn Cooper & Durham, P.A. - Reed Smith LLP - Rhoades McKee PC - Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. - Richardson & Patel, LLP - Riemer & Braunstein LLP - Rivkin Radler - Robins Kaplan LLP - Robinson & Cole LLP - Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. - Ropes & Gray LLP - Roshka DeWulf & Patten, P.L.C. - Rutan & Tucker LLP - Salter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard, Inc. - Sanders, O'Hanlon, & Motley, PLLC - Santamarina y Steta, S.C. - Saul Ewing LLP - Scheef & Stone, L.L.P. - Schellenberg Wittmer - Schiff Hardin LLP - Schiltz & Schiltz - Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP - Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, PC - Sedgwick LLP - Severson & Werson - Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Shearman & Sterling LLP - Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA - Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP - Sher Tremonte LLP - Sherman & Howard LLC - Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. - Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP - Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP - Sidley Austin LLP - Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - Simcox and Barclay LLP - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - Slaughter and May - Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell, & Jernigan LLP - Snell & Wilmer LLP - Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith, LLP - Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP - Sprunger Law PLLC - Squire Patton Boggs - Steptoe & Johnson LLP - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC - Stevens & Lee - Stikeman Elliott LLP - Stinson Leonard Street LLP - Stoel Rives LLP - Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC - Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. - Strasburger & Price, LLP - Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP - Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - Sullivan & Worcester LLP - Susman Godfrey LLP - Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP - Swift, Currie, McGhee & Heirs, LLP - Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP - Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP - The Cavanagh Law Firm, P.A. - The Richard L. Rosen Law Firm, PLLC - Thierhoff Muller & Partner - Thompson & Knight LLP - Thompson Coburn LLP - Thompson Hine LLP - Thompson Krone, P.L.C. - Togut, Segal & Segal LLP - Tonkon Torp LLP - Torys, LLP - Troutman Sanders LLP - Tucker Ellis LLP - Tydings & Rosenberg LLP - Updike Kelly & Spellacy PC - Varnum LLP - Venable LLP - Vinson & Elkins LLP - Volpe and Koening, P.C. - Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP - Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz - Walker & Doepfner, P.C. - Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP - Warner Norcross & Judd LLP - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - White & Case LLP - Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. - Wiand Guerra King P.A. - Wiley Rein LLP - Williams & Connolly LLP - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP - Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC - Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP - Winstead PC - Winston & Strawn LLP - Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. - Wolfe & Wyman, LLP - Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC - Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP - Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP - Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6tzqfl/manda_attorney


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Dublin, Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "M&A Attorney Hourly Rate and Deal Report 2017" report to their offering. 'The M&A Attorney Hourly Rate Report 2017' details the hourly rates of Attorneys at the most active Deal Law Firms. Rates are analyzed by: 1. Firm Revenue Group (AMLAW 10, 50, 100, 101-200 and non-AMLAW Firms) 2. Individual Firm including a Relative Hourly Rate Ranking (Highest to Lowest) for each Firm 3. M&A Deal Representation for Acquirer, Seller and Target Companies including an M&A Deal Value (Highest to Lowest) for each Law Firm 4. Hourly Rates by Industry to determine industry opportunity and strength for deals. Attorneys practicing Mergers & Acquisitions have in the past, had the highest overall rates; this continues to be the case for 2017 as well, based on 2016 results and a modest increase for 2017. Deals, overall, are up and so are the hourly rates of almost all law firms especially the premier ones with hourly rates easily exceeding $1,200 for Partners. Key Topics Covered: Section 1: Rates by AMLAW Group Section 2: Rates by Individual Firm Section 3: M&A Deals Section 4: M&A Deals - Relative Deal Rankings Section 5: M&A Rates by Industry Companies Mentioned - ADVISES Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten, Wirtschaftsprüfern und Steuerberatern - Adams and Reese LLP - Akerman LLP - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Allen Barnes & Jones, PLC - Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP - Alston & Bird LLP - Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP - Anglin Flewelling Rasmussen Campbell & Trytten, LLP - Anthony & Partners, LLC - Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A. - Appleby Global Group Services Limited - Archer & Greiner, P.C. - Arent Fox LLP - Armstrong Teasdale LLP - Arnall Golden Gregory LLP - Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP - Arnstein & Lehr, LLP - Ashurst LLP - Baker & Hostetler LLP - Baker & McKenzie LLP - Baker Botts LLP - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC - Balch & Bingham LLP - Ballard Spahr LLP - Barnes & Thornburg LLP - Bass Berry & Sims PLC - Battle, Winslow, Scott & Wiley, P.A. - Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP - Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A. - Bieging Shapiro & Barber LLP - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP - Blank Rome LLP - Bogatz & Associates, P.C. - Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP - Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Bose McKinney & Evans LLP - Bowles Rice LLP - Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. - Bracewell LLP - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP - Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. - Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP - Bredin Prat - Bricker & Eckler LLP - Briggs and Morgan PA - Brinks Gilson & Lione - Broad and Cassel - Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP - Brown Rudnick LLP - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP - Bryan Cave LLP - Buchalter Nemer - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC - Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP - Burr & Forman LLP - Bustamante, Escandon & Pareyon - Butler Snow LLP - Butzel Long PC - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP - Cadwell Sanford Deibert & Garry - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP - Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP - Campbells - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered - Carlson Dash, LLC - Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A. - Carmichael & Powell, P.C. - Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey, LLP - Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP - Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP - Chadbourne & Parke LLP - Chaffe McCall - Chapman and Cutler LLP - Cheng Cohen - Chien Yeh Law Offices - Christensen & Jensen, PC - Clark Hill PLC - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass, LLP - Cohen Kennedy Dowd & Quigley - Cole Schotz P.C. - Connell Foley LLP - Cooley LLP - Cooley Manion Jones LLP - Covington & Burling LLP - Cozen O'Connor - Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP - Crowell & Moring LLP - Crowley & Lamb P.C. - Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP - DLA Piper - Davies Ward Phillips & Vinberg, LLP - Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP - Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC - Day Pitney LLP - DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP - Dechert LLP - Dennis J. Wortman, P.C. - Dentons - Dickinson Wright LLP - Dickstein Shapiro LLP - Dilworth Paxson LLP - Dinsmore & Shohl LLP - Dorsey & Whitney LLC - Dow Lohnes PLLC - Downey Brand LLP - Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP - Duane Morris LLP - Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig, LLP - Duensing, Casner & Fitzsimmons - Dykema Cox Smith - Dykema Gossett PLLC - Eisenhower Carlson, PLLC - Engelman Berger, P.C. - Epiq Systems - Epstein Becker Green PC - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP - Eversheds LLP - Fabian VanCott - Faegre Baker Daniels - Fangda Partners - Farella Braun & Martel LLP - Farrell Fritz PC - Felsberg Advogados - Fennemore Craig, P.C. - Fenwick & West LLP - Ferrero Abogados - Fiddler Gonzalez & Rodriguez - Foley & Lardner LLP - Foley Hoag LLP - Ford & Harrison LLP - Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC - Fox Rothschild LLP - Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. - Freeborn & Peters LLP - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP - Frost Brown Todd LLC - Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. - Gammage & Burnham, LLC - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP - Gibbons PC - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. - Goldberg Kohn - Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP - Goodmans, LLP - Goodwin Procter LLP - Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP - Gordon Silver - Goulston & Storrs PC - Gowling WLG - Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH - Gray Plant Mooty PA - GrayRobinson PA - Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis - Greenberg Traurig LLP - Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC - Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. - Hahn & Hessen LLP - Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP - Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin, PLLC - Han Kun Law Offices - Harris Beach PLLC - Haynes and Boone, LLP - Herrick, Feinstein LLP - Herron Ortiz, P.A. - Herzog, Fox & Neeman - Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C. - Higgs & Johnson - Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP - Hogan Lovells LLP - Holland & Hart LLP - Holland & Knight LLP - Holme Roberts & Owen LLP - Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP - Houser & Allison, APC - Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC - Hudson Cook LLP - Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren, LLC - Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP - Hunton & Williams LLP - Husch Blackwell LLP - Ice Miller LLP - Irell & Manella LLP - Jackson DeMarco Tidus Peckenpaugh - Jackson Walker LLP - Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC - James F. Kahn, P.C. - Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Jenner & Block LLP - Johnson DeLuca Kurisky & Gould, P.C. - Jones Day - Jones Walker LLP - Jones, Bell, Abbott, Fleming & Fitzgerald L.L.P. - K&L Gates LLP - Kaempfer Crowell - Karr Tuttle Campbell - Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Keesal, Young? & Logan - Keightley & Ashner LLP - Keller Rohrback L.L.P. - Kelley Drye & Warren LLP - Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP - Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC - Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP - King & Spalding - Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Kirton McConkie PC - Kissinger & Fellman, P.C. - Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP - Kohner Mann & Kailas, S.C. - Kolesar & Leatham, Chartered - Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP - Kutak Rock, LLP - Lake & Cobb PLC - Lane Powell PC - Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd. - Latham & Watkins LLP - Lathrop & Gage LLP - LeClairRyan - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP - Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP - 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Featured Companies: BANQ® a Division of TriPoint Global Equities, LLC, Myomo, Inc., Duane Morris LLP, and the NYSE NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 16, 2017 / BANQ®, a division of TriPoint Global Equities, LLC, a leading electronic broker-dealer, announced today that it will be hosting a panel on February 28, 2017 at the National Investment Banking Association's (NIBA) New York Conference at the Westin New York Grand Central. This exclusive panel will explore Reg A+ IPOs as the new alternative to traditional S-1s. The discussion will focus on how mature organizations with large social followings can effectively tap their customers, fans, and equity markets in a hybrid approach. The speakers will highlight listing options at NYSE for qualifying Reg A+ issuers, review current Reg A+ hybrid offerings, and discuss key banking, marketing, and legal strategies. Settlement and delivery will also be addressed. Please register for NIBA at http://nibanet.org/attend-2. TriPoint Global Equities LLC, Myomo, and Duane Morris LLP will provide guidance on how companies can leverage the new Reg A Plus to finance and grow their business. When: February 28, 2017 Where: National Investment Banking Association's (NIBA) New York Conference at the Westin New York Grand Central Registration: http://nibanet.org/attend-2 Moderator: David Feldman (Attorney, Duane Morris) will be joined by: Mark H. Elenowitz, CEO and Founder of BANQ, the electronic division of TriPoint Global Equities, LLC, is an electronic investment banking platform that will streamline the matching of accredited investors with quality growth companies and alternative investment opportunities. Mr. Elenowitz is responsible for the overall corporate development of TriPoint and BANQ, advising clients on structuring, financings, and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in advising clients on governance, compliance, and capital markets navigation, including acting as a member of the board of directors. He has worked with numerous public and private companies. Mr. Elenowitz integrates a strong, successful entrepreneurial background with extensive financial services and capital markets experience. He has assisted numerous companies in a "soup-to-nuts" process, preparing them for life as a public company and advising them on an ongoing basis as to further rounds of financing, strategic acquisitions, and a broader investor base via a listing on a higher securities exchange or market. He is an expert in capital markets investigative analysis of trading activity, short selling, and market activity providing investigative services for Board of Directors, Special Committees, and public companies. Mr. Elenowitz also serves as an expert witness in FINRA arbitrations and court actions. Mr. Elenowitz is also Managing Director of TriPoint Capital Advisors, LLC, a merchant banking and financial consulting affiliate of TriPoint Global Equities. He is the recipient of several entrepreneurial awards and has been profiled in BusinessWeek and CNBC, as well as several other publications. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Business and Management with a B.S. in Finance. He holds Series 24, 62, 63, 79, 82, and 99 licenses. TriPoint Global Equities, LLC ("TriPoint "), a FINRA member firm, is a boutique investment bank, with corporate finance and sales and trading services. TriPoint focuses on providing U.S. and non-U.S. companies of up to $500 million in revenue with capital raising, corporate finance advisory services, and assistance with navigating the regulatory environment for companies listing on U.S. markets. TriPoint Global maintains specialized practices in institutional private placements, sales and trading, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. BANQ®, the online division of TriPoint, www.banq.co, is an electronic investment banking platform that streamlines the matching of investors with quality growth companies and alternative investment opportunities. BANQ® provides investors access to exciting companies with exposure to rapidly growing sectors and new technologies. BANQ® takes the entire public and private offering process digital and online, providing access to U.S. opportunities and offerings in the U.S. markets. BANQ® widely markets its offerings utilizing the new general solicitation and advertising rules promulgated by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, in response to the passage of the JOBS Act of 2012 including Reg A+ and Reg D. TriPoint has offices in New York City, Jericho, NY, Akron, OH, Beijing China, and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit http://www.tripointglobalequities.com. Myomo is conducting an offering that will be made only by means of an offering circular. An offering statement on Form 1-A relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become qualified. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. No money or other consideration is being solicited at this time with respect to such an offering, and if sent in response to these materials for such an offering, it will not be accepted. No securities may be sold, and no offer to buy securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received for an offering under Regulation A+ until an offering statement is qualified by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance given after the qualification date. An indication of interest made by a prospective investor in a Regulation A+ offering is non-binding and involves no obligation or commitment of any kind.


Featured Companies: BANQ® a Division of TriPoint Global Equities, LLC, Myomo, Inc., Duane Morris LLP, and the NYSE NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 16, 2017 / BANQ®, a division of TriPoint Global Equities, LLC, a leading electronic broker-dealer, announced today that it will be hosting a panel on February 28, 2017 at the National Investment Banking Association's (NIBA) New York Conference at the Westin New York Grand Central. This exclusive panel will explore Reg A+ IPOs as the new alternative to traditional S-1s. The discussion will focus on how mature organizations with large social followings can effectively tap their customers, fans, and equity markets in a hybrid approach. The speakers will highlight listing options at NYSE for qualifying Reg A+ issuers, review current Reg A+ hybrid offerings, and discuss key banking, marketing, and legal strategies. Settlement and delivery will also be addressed. Please register for NIBA at http://nibanet.org/attend-2. TriPoint Global Equities LLC, Myomo, and Duane Morris LLP will provide guidance on how companies can leverage the new Reg A Plus to finance and grow their business. When: February 28, 2017 Where: National Investment Banking Association's (NIBA) New York Conference at the Westin New York Grand Central Registration: http://nibanet.org/attend-2 Moderator: David Feldman (Attorney, Duane Morris) will be joined by: Reg A+ IPOs as the new alternative to traditional S-1s How mature organizations with large social followings can tap their customers, fans, and equity markets in a hybrid approach Mark H. Elenowitz, CEO and Founder of BANQ, the electronic division of TriPoint Global Equities, LLC, is an electronic investment banking platform that will streamline the matching of accredited investors with quality growth companies and alternative investment opportunities. Mr. Elenowitz is responsible for the overall corporate development of TriPoint and BANQ, advising clients on structuring, financings, and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in advising clients on governance, compliance, and capital markets navigation, including acting as a member of the board of directors. He has worked with numerous public and private companies. Mr. Elenowitz integrates a strong, successful entrepreneurial background with extensive financial services and capital markets experience. He has assisted numerous companies in a "soup-to-nuts" process, preparing them for life as a public company and advising them on an ongoing basis as to further rounds of financing, strategic acquisitions, and a broader investor base via a listing on a higher securities exchange or market. He is an expert in capital markets investigative analysis of trading activity, short selling, and market activity providing investigative services for Board of Directors, Special Committees, and public companies. Mr. Elenowitz also serves as an expert witness in FINRA arbitrations and court actions. Mr. Elenowitz is also Managing Director of TriPoint Capital Advisors, LLC, a merchant banking and financial consulting affiliate of TriPoint Global Equities. He is the recipient of several entrepreneurial awards and has been profiled in BusinessWeek and CNBC, as well as several other publications. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Business and Management with a B.S. in Finance. He holds Series 24, 62, 63, 79, 82, and 99 licenses. TriPoint Global Equities, LLC ("TriPoint "), a FINRA member firm, is a boutique investment bank, with corporate finance and sales and trading services. TriPoint focuses on providing U.S. and non-U.S. companies of up to $500 million in revenue with capital raising, corporate finance advisory services, and assistance with navigating the regulatory environment for companies listing on U.S. markets. TriPoint Global maintains specialized practices in institutional private placements, sales and trading, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. BANQ®, the online division of TriPoint, www.banq.co, is an electronic investment banking platform that streamlines the matching of investors with quality growth companies and alternative investment opportunities. BANQ® provides investors access to exciting companies with exposure to rapidly growing sectors and new technologies. BANQ® takes the entire public and private offering process digital and online, providing access to U.S. opportunities and offerings in the U.S. markets. BANQ® widely markets its offerings utilizing the new general solicitation and advertising rules promulgated by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, in response to the passage of the JOBS Act of 2012 including Reg A+ and Reg D. TriPoint has offices in New York City, Jericho, NY, Akron, OH, Beijing China, and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit http://www.tripointglobalequities.com. Myomo is conducting an offering that will be made only by means of an offering circular. An offering statement on Form 1-A relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become qualified. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. No money or other consideration is being solicited at this time with respect to such an offering, and if sent in response to these materials for such an offering, it will not be accepted. No securities may be sold, and no offer to buy securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received for an offering under Regulation A+ until an offering statement is qualified by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance given after the qualification date. An indication of interest made by a prospective investor in a Regulation A+ offering is non-binding and involves no obligation or commitment of any kind. Featured Companies: BANQ® a Division of TriPoint Global Equities, LLC, Myomo, Inc., Duane Morris LLP, and the NYSE NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / February 16, 2017 / BANQ®, a division of TriPoint Global Equities, LLC, a leading electronic broker-dealer, announced today that it will be hosting a panel on February 28, 2017 at the National Investment Banking Association's (NIBA) New York Conference at the Westin New York Grand Central. This exclusive panel will explore Reg A+ IPOs as the new alternative to traditional S-1s. The discussion will focus on how mature organizations with large social followings can effectively tap their customers, fans, and equity markets in a hybrid approach. The speakers will highlight listing options at NYSE for qualifying Reg A+ issuers, review current Reg A+ hybrid offerings, and discuss key banking, marketing, and legal strategies. Settlement and delivery will also be addressed. Please register for NIBA at http://nibanet.org/attend-2. TriPoint Global Equities LLC, Myomo, and Duane Morris LLP will provide guidance on how companies can leverage the new Reg A Plus to finance and grow their business. When: February 28, 2017 Where: National Investment Banking Association's (NIBA) New York Conference at the Westin New York Grand Central Registration: http://nibanet.org/attend-2 Moderator: David Feldman (Attorney, Duane Morris) will be joined by: Reg A+ IPOs as the new alternative to traditional S-1s How mature organizations with large social followings can tap their customers, fans, and equity markets in a hybrid approach Mark H. Elenowitz, CEO and Founder of BANQ, the electronic division of TriPoint Global Equities, LLC, is an electronic investment banking platform that will streamline the matching of accredited investors with quality growth companies and alternative investment opportunities. Mr. Elenowitz is responsible for the overall corporate development of TriPoint and BANQ, advising clients on structuring, financings, and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in advising clients on governance, compliance, and capital markets navigation, including acting as a member of the board of directors. He has worked with numerous public and private companies. Mr. Elenowitz integrates a strong, successful entrepreneurial background with extensive financial services and capital markets experience. He has assisted numerous companies in a "soup-to-nuts" process, preparing them for life as a public company and advising them on an ongoing basis as to further rounds of financing, strategic acquisitions, and a broader investor base via a listing on a higher securities exchange or market. He is an expert in capital markets investigative analysis of trading activity, short selling, and market activity providing investigative services for Board of Directors, Special Committees, and public companies. Mr. Elenowitz also serves as an expert witness in FINRA arbitrations and court actions. Mr. Elenowitz is also Managing Director of TriPoint Capital Advisors, LLC, a merchant banking and financial consulting affiliate of TriPoint Global Equities. He is the recipient of several entrepreneurial awards and has been profiled in BusinessWeek and CNBC, as well as several other publications. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Business and Management with a B.S. in Finance. He holds Series 24, 62, 63, 79, 82, and 99 licenses. TriPoint Global Equities, LLC ("TriPoint "), a FINRA member firm, is a boutique investment bank, with corporate finance and sales and trading services. TriPoint focuses on providing U.S. and non-U.S. companies of up to $500 million in revenue with capital raising, corporate finance advisory services, and assistance with navigating the regulatory environment for companies listing on U.S. markets. TriPoint Global maintains specialized practices in institutional private placements, sales and trading, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. BANQ®, the online division of TriPoint, www.banq.co, is an electronic investment banking platform that streamlines the matching of investors with quality growth companies and alternative investment opportunities. BANQ® provides investors access to exciting companies with exposure to rapidly growing sectors and new technologies. BANQ® takes the entire public and private offering process digital and online, providing access to U.S. opportunities and offerings in the U.S. markets. BANQ® widely markets its offerings utilizing the new general solicitation and advertising rules promulgated by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, in response to the passage of the JOBS Act of 2012 including Reg A+ and Reg D. TriPoint has offices in New York City, Jericho, NY, Akron, OH, Beijing China, and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit http://www.tripointglobalequities.com. Myomo is conducting an offering that will be made only by means of an offering circular. An offering statement on Form 1-A relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become qualified. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. No money or other consideration is being solicited at this time with respect to such an offering, and if sent in response to these materials for such an offering, it will not be accepted. No securities may be sold, and no offer to buy securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received for an offering under Regulation A+ until an offering statement is qualified by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance given after the qualification date. An indication of interest made by a prospective investor in a Regulation A+ offering is non-binding and involves no obligation or commitment of any kind.


PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Dec. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to sell its Construction Claims Group to Bridgepoint Development Capital, part of international private equity group Bridgepoint, for $147 million in an all-cash transaction.  The transaction is expected to close in approximately 60 days, subject to certain closing conditions. Hill’s Construction Claims Group, with approximately 960 professionals in 40 offices worldwide, provides claims consulting, management consulting, litigation support, expert witness testimony, cost/damages assessment, delay/disruption analysis, adjudication, lender advisory, risk management, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, Project Neutral and international arbitration services. For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2016, Hill’s Construction Claims Group achieved consulting fee revenue of $163.1 million (which was 26.3% of Hill’s consolidated consulting fee revenue during that period) and operating profit of $11.1 million.  Net proceeds from the sale will be used primarily to pay off and retire Hill’s outstanding senior debt, which currently totals $145.8 million (but which is expected to be lower by closing), for which Hill incurred interest expense of $13.5 million during the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2016.  The transaction is expected to be principally tax-free to Hill in the United States as a result of the company’s significant net operating loss carryforwards. “Our Construction Claims Group was the original business that began Hill more than four decades ago.  We will miss our friends and colleagues in that business but we know that each of us will be in a better position to grow our two distinct businesses as independent and separate companies,” said David L. Richter, Hill’s Chief Executive Officer. “This transaction transforms Hill into a pure-play project management firm with a significantly stronger balance sheet,” added Richter. “The acquisition of Hill’s Construction Claims Group provides the opportunity to back a business that is highly regarded by its clients, in a primary buyout of a global leader serving a growing market,” said Alan Payne, Partner with Bridgepoint Development Capital.  “Under new ownership, the company will now focus on driving performance by improving its operations, making targeted acquisitions as it further consolidates its market and by continuing to develop additional adjacent service offerings for its clients,” added Payne. Hill was assisted on the transaction by financial advisor KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and legal advisor Duane Morris LLP.  Bridgepoint was assisted by financial advisor E&Y and legal advisors Travers Smith LLP and Choate Hall & Stewart LLP. David Richter and John Fanelli III, Hill’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call later today at 11:00 am Eastern Time to discuss the transaction and its impact on the company.  Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing (877) 423-9820 (Domestic) or (201) 493-6749 (International) approximately 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and asking to be connected to the Hill International conference call.  To listen to the live call online, please go to the “Investor Relations” section of Hill’s website at www.hillintl.com and click on “Financial Information,” and then “Conferences and Calls.”  Please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software.  If you are unable to participate in the live call, the conference call will be archived and can be accessed for approximately 90 days. Bridgepoint is a major international private equity group with more than €13 billion ($14.7 billion) of committed capital focused on investing in market-leading businesses, working with management teams to create and realize value within its portfolio companies.  Its middle-market affiliate Bridgepoint Development Capital is a dedicated team focused on buyouts and growth capital investments, typically in businesses that have the potential for value creation through organic growth, acquisitions and operational improvement.  For more information on Bridgepoint, please visit their website at www.bridgepoint.eu. Hill International, with 4,400 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.  Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth largest construction management firm in the United States.  For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com. Certain statements contained herein may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and it is our intent that any such statements be protected by the safe harbor created thereby.  Except for historical information, the matters set forth herein including, but not limited to, any projections of revenues, earnings or other financial items; any statements concerning our plans, strategies and objectives for future operations; and any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties.  Although we believe that the expectations, estimates and assumptions reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements include the possibility that various closing conditions for the sale of the Construction Claims Group may not be satisfied or waived, that there may be adverse effects or disruption from the sale that negatively impact Hill’s remaining business or other risks as well as the other factors which are set forth in the Risk Factors section and elsewhere in the reports we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including that unfavorable global economic conditions may adversely impact our business, our backlog may not be fully realized as revenue and our expenses may be higher than anticipated.  We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.


PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Dec. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to sell its Construction Claims Group to Bridgepoint Development Capital, part of international private equity group Bridgepoint, for $147 million in an all-cash transaction.  The transaction is expected to close in approximately 60 days, subject to certain closing conditions. Hill’s Construction Claims Group, with approximately 960 professionals in 40 offices worldwide, provides claims consulting, management consulting, litigation support, expert witness testimony, cost/damages assessment, delay/disruption analysis, adjudication, lender advisory, risk management, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, Project Neutral and international arbitration services. For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2016, Hill’s Construction Claims Group achieved consulting fee revenue of $163.1 million (which was 26.3% of Hill’s consolidated consulting fee revenue during that period) and operating profit of $11.1 million.  Net proceeds from the sale will be used primarily to pay off and retire Hill’s outstanding senior debt, which currently totals $145.8 million (but which is expected to be lower by closing), for which Hill incurred interest expense of $13.5 million during the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2016.  The transaction is expected to be principally tax-free to Hill in the United States as a result of the company’s significant net operating loss carryforwards. “Our Construction Claims Group was the original business that began Hill more than four decades ago.  We will miss our friends and colleagues in that business but we know that each of us will be in a better position to grow our two distinct businesses as independent and separate companies,” said David L. Richter, Hill’s Chief Executive Officer. “This transaction transforms Hill into a pure-play project management firm with a significantly stronger balance sheet,” added Richter. “The acquisition of Hill’s Construction Claims Group provides the opportunity to back a business that is highly regarded by its clients, in a primary buyout of a global leader serving a growing market,” said Alan Payne, Partner with Bridgepoint Development Capital.  “Under new ownership, the company will now focus on driving performance by improving its operations, making targeted acquisitions as it further consolidates its market and by continuing to develop additional adjacent service offerings for its clients,” added Payne. Hill was assisted on the transaction by financial advisor KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and legal advisor Duane Morris LLP.  Bridgepoint was assisted by financial advisor E&Y and legal advisors Travers Smith LLP and Choate Hall & Stewart LLP. David Richter and John Fanelli III, Hill’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call later today at 11:00 am Eastern Time to discuss the transaction and its impact on the company.  Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing (877) 423-9820 (Domestic) or (201) 493-6749 (International) approximately 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and asking to be connected to the Hill International conference call.  To listen to the live call online, please go to the “Investor Relations” section of Hill’s website at www.hillintl.com and click on “Financial Information,” and then “Conferences and Calls.”  Please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software.  If you are unable to participate in the live call, the conference call will be archived and can be accessed for approximately 90 days. Bridgepoint is a major international private equity group with more than €13 billion ($14.7 billion) of committed capital focused on investing in market-leading businesses, working with management teams to create and realize value within its portfolio companies.  Its middle-market affiliate Bridgepoint Development Capital is a dedicated team focused on buyouts and growth capital investments, typically in businesses that have the potential for value creation through organic growth, acquisitions and operational improvement.  For more information on Bridgepoint, please visit their website at www.bridgepoint.eu. Hill International, with 4,400 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.  Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth largest construction management firm in the United States.  For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com. Certain statements contained herein may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and it is our intent that any such statements be protected by the safe harbor created thereby.  Except for historical information, the matters set forth herein including, but not limited to, any projections of revenues, earnings or other financial items; any statements concerning our plans, strategies and objectives for future operations; and any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties.  Although we believe that the expectations, estimates and assumptions reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements include the possibility that various closing conditions for the sale of the Construction Claims Group may not be satisfied or waived, that there may be adverse effects or disruption from the sale that negatively impact Hill’s remaining business or other risks as well as the other factors which are set forth in the Risk Factors section and elsewhere in the reports we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including that unfavorable global economic conditions may adversely impact our business, our backlog may not be fully realized as revenue and our expenses may be higher than anticipated.  We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.


PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Dec. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to sell its Construction Claims Group to Bridgepoint Development Capital, part of international private equity group Bridgepoint, for $147 million in an all-cash transaction.  The transaction is expected to close in approximately 60 days, subject to certain closing conditions. Hill’s Construction Claims Group, with approximately 960 professionals in 40 offices worldwide, provides claims consulting, management consulting, litigation support, expert witness testimony, cost/damages assessment, delay/disruption analysis, adjudication, lender advisory, risk management, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, Project Neutral and international arbitration services. For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2016, Hill’s Construction Claims Group achieved consulting fee revenue of $163.1 million (which was 26.3% of Hill’s consolidated consulting fee revenue during that period) and operating profit of $11.1 million.  Net proceeds from the sale will be used primarily to pay off and retire Hill’s outstanding senior debt, which currently totals $145.8 million (but which is expected to be lower by closing), for which Hill incurred interest expense of $13.5 million during the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2016.  The transaction is expected to be principally tax-free to Hill in the United States as a result of the company’s significant net operating loss carryforwards. “Our Construction Claims Group was the original business that began Hill more than four decades ago.  We will miss our friends and colleagues in that business but we know that each of us will be in a better position to grow our two distinct businesses as independent and separate companies,” said David L. Richter, Hill’s Chief Executive Officer. “This transaction transforms Hill into a pure-play project management firm with a significantly stronger balance sheet,” added Richter. “The acquisition of Hill’s Construction Claims Group provides the opportunity to back a business that is highly regarded by its clients, in a primary buyout of a global leader serving a growing market,” said Alan Payne, Partner with Bridgepoint Development Capital.  “Under new ownership, the company will now focus on driving performance by improving its operations, making targeted acquisitions as it further consolidates its market and by continuing to develop additional adjacent service offerings for its clients,” added Payne. Hill was assisted on the transaction by financial advisor KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and legal advisor Duane Morris LLP.  Bridgepoint was assisted by financial advisor E&Y and legal advisors Travers Smith LLP and Choate Hall & Stewart LLP. David Richter and John Fanelli III, Hill’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call later today at 11:00 am Eastern Time to discuss the transaction and its impact on the company.  Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing (877) 423-9820 (Domestic) or (201) 493-6749 (International) approximately 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and asking to be connected to the Hill International conference call.  To listen to the live call online, please go to the “Investor Relations” section of Hill’s website at www.hillintl.com and click on “Financial Information,” and then “Conferences and Calls.”  Please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software.  If you are unable to participate in the live call, the conference call will be archived and can be accessed for approximately 90 days. Bridgepoint is a major international private equity group with more than €13 billion ($14.7 billion) of committed capital focused on investing in market-leading businesses, working with management teams to create and realize value within its portfolio companies.  Its middle-market affiliate Bridgepoint Development Capital is a dedicated team focused on buyouts and growth capital investments, typically in businesses that have the potential for value creation through organic growth, acquisitions and operational improvement.  For more information on Bridgepoint, please visit their website at www.bridgepoint.eu. Hill International, with 4,400 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.  Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth largest construction management firm in the United States.  For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com. Certain statements contained herein may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and it is our intent that any such statements be protected by the safe harbor created thereby.  Except for historical information, the matters set forth herein including, but not limited to, any projections of revenues, earnings or other financial items; any statements concerning our plans, strategies and objectives for future operations; and any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties.  Although we believe that the expectations, estimates and assumptions reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements include the possibility that various closing conditions for the sale of the Construction Claims Group may not be satisfied or waived, that there may be adverse effects or disruption from the sale that negatively impact Hill’s remaining business or other risks as well as the other factors which are set forth in the Risk Factors section and elsewhere in the reports we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including that unfavorable global economic conditions may adversely impact our business, our backlog may not be fully realized as revenue and our expenses may be higher than anticipated.  We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.


PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Dec. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to sell its Construction Claims Group to Bridgepoint Development Capital, part of international private equity group Bridgepoint, for $147 million in an all-cash transaction.  The transaction is expected to close in approximately 60 days, subject to certain closing conditions. Hill’s Construction Claims Group, with approximately 960 professionals in 40 offices worldwide, provides claims consulting, management consulting, litigation support, expert witness testimony, cost/damages assessment, delay/disruption analysis, adjudication, lender advisory, risk management, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, Project Neutral and international arbitration services. For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2016, Hill’s Construction Claims Group achieved consulting fee revenue of $163.1 million (which was 26.3% of Hill’s consolidated consulting fee revenue during that period) and operating profit of $11.1 million.  Net proceeds from the sale will be used primarily to pay off and retire Hill’s outstanding senior debt, which currently totals $145.8 million (but which is expected to be lower by closing), for which Hill incurred interest expense of $13.5 million during the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2016.  The transaction is expected to be principally tax-free to Hill in the United States as a result of the company’s significant net operating loss carryforwards. “Our Construction Claims Group was the original business that began Hill more than four decades ago.  We will miss our friends and colleagues in that business but we know that each of us will be in a better position to grow our two distinct businesses as independent and separate companies,” said David L. Richter, Hill’s Chief Executive Officer. “This transaction transforms Hill into a pure-play project management firm with a significantly stronger balance sheet,” added Richter. “The acquisition of Hill’s Construction Claims Group provides the opportunity to back a business that is highly regarded by its clients, in a primary buyout of a global leader serving a growing market,” said Alan Payne, Partner with Bridgepoint Development Capital.  “Under new ownership, the company will now focus on driving performance by improving its operations, making targeted acquisitions as it further consolidates its market and by continuing to develop additional adjacent service offerings for its clients,” added Payne. Hill was assisted on the transaction by financial advisor KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and legal advisor Duane Morris LLP.  Bridgepoint was assisted by financial advisor E&Y and legal advisors Travers Smith LLP and Choate Hall & Stewart LLP. David Richter and John Fanelli III, Hill’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call later today at 11:00 am Eastern Time to discuss the transaction and its impact on the company.  Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing (877) 423-9820 (Domestic) or (201) 493-6749 (International) approximately 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and asking to be connected to the Hill International conference call.  To listen to the live call online, please go to the “Investor Relations” section of Hill’s website at www.hillintl.com and click on “Financial Information,” and then “Conferences and Calls.”  Please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software.  If you are unable to participate in the live call, the conference call will be archived and can be accessed for approximately 90 days. Bridgepoint is a major international private equity group with more than €13 billion ($14.7 billion) of committed capital focused on investing in market-leading businesses, working with management teams to create and realize value within its portfolio companies.  Its middle-market affiliate Bridgepoint Development Capital is a dedicated team focused on buyouts and growth capital investments, typically in businesses that have the potential for value creation through organic growth, acquisitions and operational improvement.  For more information on Bridgepoint, please visit their website at www.bridgepoint.eu. Hill International, with 4,400 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.  Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth largest construction management firm in the United States.  For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com. Certain statements contained herein may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and it is our intent that any such statements be protected by the safe harbor created thereby.  Except for historical information, the matters set forth herein including, but not limited to, any projections of revenues, earnings or other financial items; any statements concerning our plans, strategies and objectives for future operations; and any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties.  Although we believe that the expectations, estimates and assumptions reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements include the possibility that various closing conditions for the sale of the Construction Claims Group may not be satisfied or waived, that there may be adverse effects or disruption from the sale that negatively impact Hill’s remaining business or other risks as well as the other factors which are set forth in the Risk Factors section and elsewhere in the reports we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including that unfavorable global economic conditions may adversely impact our business, our backlog may not be fully realized as revenue and our expenses may be higher than anticipated.  We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.


PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Dec. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to sell its Construction Claims Group to Bridgepoint Development Capital, part of international private equity group Bridgepoint, for $147 million in an all-cash transaction.  The transaction is expected to close in approximately 60 days, subject to certain closing conditions. Hill’s Construction Claims Group, with approximately 960 professionals in 40 offices worldwide, provides claims consulting, management consulting, litigation support, expert witness testimony, cost/damages assessment, delay/disruption analysis, adjudication, lender advisory, risk management, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, Project Neutral and international arbitration services. For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2016, Hill’s Construction Claims Group achieved consulting fee revenue of $163.1 million (which was 26.3% of Hill’s consolidated consulting fee revenue during that period) and operating profit of $11.1 million.  Net proceeds from the sale will be used primarily to pay off and retire Hill’s outstanding senior debt, which currently totals $145.8 million (but which is expected to be lower by closing), for which Hill incurred interest expense of $13.5 million during the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2016.  The transaction is expected to be principally tax-free to Hill in the United States as a result of the company’s significant net operating loss carryforwards. “Our Construction Claims Group was the original business that began Hill more than four decades ago.  We will miss our friends and colleagues in that business but we know that each of us will be in a better position to grow our two distinct businesses as independent and separate companies,” said David L. Richter, Hill’s Chief Executive Officer. “This transaction transforms Hill into a pure-play project management firm with a significantly stronger balance sheet,” added Richter. “The acquisition of Hill’s Construction Claims Group provides the opportunity to back a business that is highly regarded by its clients, in a primary buyout of a global leader serving a growing market,” said Alan Payne, Partner with Bridgepoint Development Capital.  “Under new ownership, the company will now focus on driving performance by improving its operations, making targeted acquisitions as it further consolidates its market and by continuing to develop additional adjacent service offerings for its clients,” added Payne. Hill was assisted on the transaction by financial advisor KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and legal advisor Duane Morris LLP.  Bridgepoint was assisted by financial advisor E&Y and legal advisors Travers Smith LLP and Choate Hall & Stewart LLP. David Richter and John Fanelli III, Hill’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call later today at 11:00 am Eastern Time to discuss the transaction and its impact on the company.  Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing (877) 423-9820 (Domestic) or (201) 493-6749 (International) approximately 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and asking to be connected to the Hill International conference call.  To listen to the live call online, please go to the “Investor Relations” section of Hill’s website at www.hillintl.com and click on “Financial Information,” and then “Conferences and Calls.”  Please go to the website at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software.  If you are unable to participate in the live call, the conference call will be archived and can be accessed for approximately 90 days. Bridgepoint is a major international private equity group with more than €13 billion ($14.7 billion) of committed capital focused on investing in market-leading businesses, working with management teams to create and realize value within its portfolio companies.  Its middle-market affiliate Bridgepoint Development Capital is a dedicated team focused on buyouts and growth capital investments, typically in businesses that have the potential for value creation through organic growth, acquisitions and operational improvement.  For more information on Bridgepoint, please visit their website at www.bridgepoint.eu. Hill International, with 4,400 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets.  Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the eighth largest construction management firm in the United States.  For more information on Hill, please visit our website at www.hillintl.com. Certain statements contained herein may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and it is our intent that any such statements be protected by the safe harbor created thereby.  Except for historical information, the matters set forth herein including, but not limited to, any projections of revenues, earnings or other financial items; any statements concerning our plans, strategies and objectives for future operations; and any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties.  Although we believe that the expectations, estimates and assumptions reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in our forward-looking statements include the possibility that various closing conditions for the sale of the Construction Claims Group may not be satisfied or waived, that there may be adverse effects or disruption from the sale that negatively impact Hill’s remaining business or other risks as well as the other factors which are set forth in the Risk Factors section and elsewhere in the reports we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including that unfavorable global economic conditions may adversely impact our business, our backlog may not be fully realized as revenue and our expenses may be higher than anticipated.  We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

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