The M&A Mid-Market Awards honor leading dealmakers and deals that set the standard for transactions in the middle market. To determine the winners, Mergers & Acquisitions considers a variety of factors. We look for companies and individuals who overcame the challenges the year brought, embodied the trends of the period and took their businesses to the next level. Market leadership and performance are important, but league tables aren’t everything. Growth counts for a lot, especially when the rate of growth outpaces peers and the overall industry. Innovation also counts. We value companies that changed the M&A landscape, expanded into new territories and transformed their businesses. Thought leadership in the industry is also relevant. Looking at past winners provides a good guide to what we’re seeking (see chart). We bestow M&A Mid-Market Awards in the following eight categories:

Deal recognizes a transformative transaction that made a significant impact on the buyer’s strategy or sector or overall M&A. The award goes to the buyer. Corporations and private equity firms are eligible.

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