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Buyouts Accepting Deals of the Year Submissions –

Buyouts is accepting nominations for its third annual Deals of the Year Awards, which honor LBO firms and other participants for achieving successful majority stake transactions. Once again, we will recognize winners in 12 categories (listed below), publishing the results in our Feb. 17 and March 17 issues. Awards will be handed out at the Buyouts Symposium on March 13 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.

All submissions must be received by Friday, Dec. 6.

Submissions can be sent to the attention of Dan Doron, c/o Buyouts Newsletter – Awards, 195 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, NY, 10007.

The categories for submissions are:

Small Deal of the Year: Recognizing deals of as much as $200 million.

Middle Market Deal of the Year: Recognizing deals from $201 million to $600 million.

Large Market Deal of the Year: Recognizing deals of $600 million and higher in value.

European Deal of the Year

Emerging Markets Deal of the Year

Public-to-Private Deal of the Year

Best Exit of the Year

Buyout Firm of the Year

Lender of the Year: This award will recognize the lender that best served the buyout market. While loan volume will be an obvious consideration, it will not be the only factor we consider.

Buyout Pro of the Year

Deal of the Year: This will be given to the single deal that stands out for its innovation and execution. The winner may come from any area of the deal spectrum, be it $50 million or $3 billion in value. Nominations for this award should emphasize deal uniqueness and innovation.

Please feel free to contact Editor Dan Doron (daniel.doron@tfn.com) or Publisher Adam Reinebach (adam.reinebach@tfn.com) with any questions you may have.