Press Release November 3, 2017

Alston & Bird Advises on “USA Deal of the Year”

Alston & Bird has been recognized for its role representing FirstCash, Inc., in its merger with Cash America International, Inc., which was named “USA Deal of the Year” by Global M&A Network at the 9th annual M&A Atlas Awards, Global Major Markets.

The award honors the “gold standard of performance” for best growth-generating, transformational deals valued at more than $1 billion.

The transaction created the largest combined retail pawn store operator in the United States and Latin America, with total annual revenue of approximately $1.8 billion and more than 2,000 locations across four countries.

Advising FirstCash was an Alston & Bird team led by partners Steve Pottle, David E. Brown, and Kyle Healy, assisted by partner Hill Jeffries and associates Daniel Nisenson, Logan Thore, and Elaine Tapp (Corporate & Business Transactions); partners Sam Kaywood and Brian Harvel and associate Stefanie Kavanagh (Federal & International Tax); partners Adam Biegel and John Snyder and associate Max Marks (Antitrust); partner Kate Moseley and senior associate Stacie Cargill (Finance); partners John Shannon and Blake MacKay (Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation); partners David Teske and Jim Harvey (Technology and Privacy); partner Nanci Weissgold and counsel Patrick Hanchey (Financial Services & Products); partner Brett Coburn (Labor & Employment); partner Jason Waite (International Trade & Regulatory); and partners John Jordak and Lisa Bugni, senior associate Matt Durfee, and associates Courtney Quirós and Dan Felz (Securities Litigation).
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