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Agriculture, Natural Resources
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Northeast US, Asia/Pacific
United States, Canada
To be considered for the Mid-Market Awards, deals must have closed by the last day of the year prior to the round's deadline. Deals must also have a value of about $1 billion or less. After reviewing internal and external submissions, the Mergers & Acquisitions editorial staff will make selections near the end of February. Submissions are due Saturday, January 31, 2017.
What We Look ForCompanies and individuals who overcame the challenges the year brought and who took their business to the next level. We expect the winning transactions to show innovation and determination. For the firm categories, we expect the winners to be able distinguish themselves through their abilities to adapt and succeed in a changing landscape.
Deal of the Year Recognizing the best mid-market acquisition of 2016. This award is open to both private equity and strategic acquirers.
Seller of the Year Recognizing the best mid-market sale. This award is also open to both private equity and strategic acquirers.
Private Equity Firm of the Year -- Recognizing the firm that best distinguished itself in 2014, either through acquisitions, exits or in other areas, such as fundraising.
Strategic Buyer of the Year Recognizing the corporate acquirer that -- through M&A -- stood out in 2014.
Investment Bank of the Year -- Recognizing the investment bank that differentiated itself within the middle market through its ability to stay active and demonstrate creativity in getting deals to the finish line.
Lender of the Year Recognizing the M&A lender who distinguished itself in 2016, through its ability to adapt to the changing landscape and stay active.
Law Firm of the Year -- Recognizing the law firm that stood out in 2016 through its work in the mid-market M&A realm.
Dealmaker of the Year Recognizing one deal professional, either on the buy side or the sell side, who emerged as a leader in the space and demonstrated an ability to stay ahead of the curve.
How do I make submissions?
Please fill out our nomination form, located on our website. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please let me know.
Mary Kathleen Flynn, Editor-in-Chief