The Deal Announces Nominees for Ninth Annual Most Admired Corporate Dealmakers Awards

July 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deal, a business unit of TheStreet (NASDAQ: TST), today announced the nominees for its Most Admired Corporate Dealmakers (MACD) Awards. Now in its ninth year, the awards recognize the best corporate dealmaking teams. Past winners include Eastman Chemical, Berry Plastics and Google.

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The three main categories of deal sizes are $100M -$499M; $500M-$999M; and over $1B, all announced and closed in 2015. Each deal category spans several different industry sectors, providing a comprehensive look at successful dealmaking across the economic spectrum.  Winners will be announced on November 14, 2016 and recognized at an awards luncheon during The Deal's annual forecasting conference, The Deal Economy Event: Predictions & Perspectives for 2017, on December 1, 2016 in New York City.

"These nominees have distinguished themselves amid an extraordinary M&A environment," said Michael Crosby, President of The Deal. "The winning companies and dealmakers represent the most talented and tireless professionals in corporate dealmaking, who drive and shape the global business landscape."

This year winners will be selected by a closed panel of senior dealmaking practitioners including senior leading M&A lawyers, bankers and consultants. Candidates were nominated based on overall M&A approach, choice of targets, deal execution and impact on stock performance.

The nominees are:

Deals $100M - $499M

  • Technology
    • MaxLinear Inc. (MXL)
    • Inc. (STMP)
    • JBT Corp. (JBT)
    • CyrusOne Inc. (CONE)


  • Consumer & Household Goods
    • Acuity Brands Inc. (AYI)
    • Under Armour Inc. (UA)
    • Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL)
    • International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF)


  • Financial Services
    • Global Payments Inc. (GPN)
    • Cathay General Bancorp (CATY)
    • Chemical Financial Corp. (CHFC)
    • Euronet Worldwide Inc. (EEFT)


  • Food
    • Campbell Soup Co. (CPB)
    • Ingredion Inc. (INGR)
    • McCormick & Co. Inc. (MKC)
    • Kellogg Co. (K)


  • Healthcare
    • Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW)
    • NeoGenomics Inc. (NEO)
    • Charles River Laboratories International Inc. (CRL)
    • Steris Corp. (STE)


  • Manufacturing
    • Gibraltar Industries Inc. (ROCK)
    • Honeywell International Inc. (HON)
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO)
    • Hillenbrand Inc. (HI)


Deals $400M - $999M

  • Food
    • Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL)
    • B&G Foods Inc. (BGS)


  • Manufacturing
    • RBC Bearings Inc. (ROLL)
    • Dover Corp. (DOV)


  • Technology
    • Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO)
    • Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP)


  • Retail
    • Coach Inc. (COH)
    • Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NWL)


  • Healthcare
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY)
    • Zoetis Inc. (ZTS)


Deals $1B+

  • Financial Services
    • Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK)
    • Fairfax Financial Holdings (FFH)


  • Food
    • Post Holdings Inc. (POST)
    • J.M. Smucker Co. (SJM)


  • Healthcare
    • Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX)
    • Danaher Corp. (DHR)
    • Rite Aid Corp. (RAD)
    • CVS Health Corp. (CVS)


  • Manufacturing
    • Commscope Inc. (COMM)
    • Mohawk Industries Inc. (MHK)
    • Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT)


  • Real Estate
    • Extra Space Storage Inc. (EXR)
    • Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR)
    • General Growth Properties Inc. (GGP)


  • Retail
    • Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. (BECN)
    • Home Depot Inc. (HD)


  • TMT
    • AT&T Inc. (T)
    • SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. (SSNC)
    • Harris Corp. (HRS)
    • Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)


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