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Buyouts Award Winners

The first-ever Buyouts Awards dinner just concluded, and what follows is a list of the winners:

Firm of the Year
The Carlyle Group

Deal of the Year
Cerberus — GMAC

Mega-Deal of the Year
Cerberus — GMAC

Large-Market Deal of the Year
Bain/Carlyle/TH Lee — Dunkin’ Brands

Middle-Market Deal of the Year
Wellspring Capital — JW Aluminum Holding Co.

Small-Market Deal of the Year
Blue Wolf Capital — Montauk Energy Capital

Exit of the Year
Advent International — Boart Longyear

Turnaround of the Year
The Carlyle Group — Stellex Aerostructures Inc.

Emerging Market Deal of the Deal
The Carlyle Group — Eastern Multimedia

Large Lender of the Year
Credit Suisse

Mid-Market Lender of the Year
Dymas Capital

Mid-Market Investment Bank of the Year
Jefferies & Company