2015 Winners
The leader in cloud services, AWS recently announced it would buy Nice
Many bidders competed for the coveted target, which GE ultimately sold to Canada’s largest pension fund for $12 billion
Led by co-CEO Geoffrey Rehnert, the firm raised its fifth fund and closed more than 100 investments
The bank made it a priority to work with sponsors, and it paid off, says managing director Paul Schneir
The prolific firm is led by co-CEOs Béla Szigethy and Stewart Kohl
The company also agreed to buy Yankee Candle owner and sold some non-core businesses
The firm, whose M&A practice is led by Alexander Kaye, advised on innovative deals, including the first aircraft-backed securitization deal in Asia
Led by CEO Tim Conway, NewStar increased assets under management, solidified its relationship with GSO and purchased a competitor