The 2018 Deal Award Winners Announced

June 21, 2018 at 3:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deal, a business unit of TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST), announced the winners of The 2018 Deal Awards today at a ceremony at Bryant Park Grill in New York City.

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The Deal is the go-to source for M&A news and analysis, covering the deals and dealmakers who set the trends; and The Deal Awards recognize the advisors and service providers who power that deal economy. The Deal Awards process began with hundreds of peer nominations, across dozens of categories. The newsroom then interviewed analysts and experts to create a shortlist of the most significant deals and dealmakers in terms of strategic vision and shareholder returns. The final winners were chosen by The Deal's top editors, based on a simple majority vote.

"We continue to be impressed by the expertise, tenacity and accomplishments of the deal community," said Jeff Davis, President of The Deal and BoardEx. "We look forward to next year and celebrating more innovative and creative deals."

The winners are:

THE DEAL OF THE YEAR: SEMPRA ENERGY—ONCOR ELECTRIC DELIVERY CO. LLC

  • Barclays; Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Jones Day; Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Lazard Ltd.; Moelis & Co.; Morgan Stanley, Richards, Layton & Finger PA; Sard Verbinnen & Co.; Sidley Austin LLP and White & Case LLP

DEALMAKERS OF THE YEAR

  • Scott A. Barshay, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Faiza J. Saeed, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

MOST INNOVATIVE DEAL OF THE YEAR: 40 BANKS—R3 CEV LLC

  • Crowell & Moring LLP

PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL OF THE YEAR: KINDRED HEALTHCARE INC.— HUMANA INC.; TPG CAPITAL LP and WELSH, CARSON, ANDERSON & STOWE
Barclays; Citigroup Inc.; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Evercore Partners Inc.; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Guggenheim Securities LLC; Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Kekst and Co.; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC; Ropes & Gray LLP; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Triple Tree LLC

M&A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

  • David Fox, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Kenton J. King, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Eileen T. Nugent, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

M&A PR FIRM OF THE YEAR

  • Kekst & Co.

M&A TECHNOLOGY INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

  • IntraLinks

Consumer/Retail Law Firm of the Year: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Consumer/Retail Lawyer of the Year: Joshua A. Sussberg, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Consumer/Retail Investment Bank of the Year: Evercore Partners Inc.
Consumer/Retail Banker of the Year: Adam Filkin, William Blair & Co.

Cross-Border Law Firm of the Year: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Cross-Border Lawyer of the Year: Mark I. Greene, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP
Cross-Border Investment Bank of the Year: Rothschild

Energy, Power and Utilities Law Firm of the Year: Vinson & Elkins LLP
Energy, Power and Utilities Lawyer of the Year: Andrew Calder, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Energy, Power and Utilities Investment Bank of the Year: Jefferies LLC
Energy, Power and Utilities Banker of the Year: John Lange, Barclays

Entertainment/Media Law Firm of the Year: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Entertainment/Media Lawyer of the Year:
Jonathan E. Levitsky, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Entertainment/Media Bank of the Year:
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Entertainment/Media Banker of the Year: Blair W. Effron, Centerview Partners LLC

Food/Beverage Law Firm of the Year: Giannuzzi Group LLP
Food/Beverage Lawyer of the Year: Sean C. Doyle, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 
Food/Beverage Investment Bank of the Year
: Piper Jaffray & Co.
Food/Beverage Banker of the Year: Carlos Sanchez, Piper Jaffray & Co. 

Healthcare Law Firm of the Year: Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Healthcare Lawyer of the Year: Benet J. O'Reilly, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Healthcare Investment Bank of the Year:
Jefferies LLC
Healthcare Banker of the Year: Keith Anderson, Piper Jaffray & Co.

Industrials Law Firm of the Year: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 
Industrials Lawyer of the Year: Erik R. Tavzel, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Industrials Investment Bank of the Year: Citigroup Inc.
Industrials Banker of the Year: Gordon Dyal, Dyal Co. LLC

Private Equity Law Firm of the Year: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Private Equity Lawyer of the Year: Elizabeth A. Cooper, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Private Equity Firm of the Year: L Catterton

Technology/Telecom Law Firm of the Year: Morrison & Foerster LLP
Technology/Telecom Lawyer of the Year: Douglas N. Cogen, Fenwick & West LLP
Technology/Telecom Investment Bank of the Year:
Centerview Partners LLC
Technology/Telecom Banker of the Year:
Charles Uhrig, Raymond James & Associates

For information on how to sumbit nominations for next year's awards, please contact Jonathan McReynolds at at 212.321.5259 (jmcreynolds@thedeal.com).

Direct any press inquiries to Terri Smith at terri.smith@thestreet.com.

About The Deal
The Deal (www.thedeal.com) provides actionable, intraday coverage of mergers, acquisitions and all other changes in corporate control to institutional investors, private equity, hedge funds and the firms that serve them. The Deal is a business unit of TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST, www.t.st), a leading financial news and information provider. Other business units include TheStreet (www.thestreet.com), an unbiased source of business news and market analysis for investors and BoardEx ( www.boardex.com), a relationship mapping service of corporate directors and officers.

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