Buyouts Deal of the Year Winners

Just for back from our 3rd Annual Buyouts Awards Dinner, as part of Buyouts East. I know such a spectacle sounds a bit perverse on first blush (given the times and all), but most of these awards were for exits (i.e., verifiable successes). Plus, there was a charity involved (St. Jude’s). Anyway, here are the winners:

Buyout Firm Of The Year
Advent International

Deal of the Year
ABS Capital Partners for American Public Education (17.1x return multiple)

Large Market Deal Of The Year:
Hellman & Friedman for DoubleClick (8x return multiple)

Middle Market Deal Of The Year
ABS Capital Partners for American Public Education (17.1x return multiple)

Small Market Deal Of The Year
Bunker Hill Capital for Specialty Coating Systems (6.1x return multiple)

European Deal Of The Year
Permira for Jet Aviation (3.8x return multiple)

Emerging Market Deal Of The Year
Emerging Capital Partners for Starcomms (2.9x return multiple)

Turnaround Of The Year
Pegasus Capital Advisors for Cannondale Bicycle Corp.

Middle Market Lender Of The Year
Golub Capital

Middle Market Investment Bank of The Year
Lincoln International

Law Firm Of The Year
Goodwin Procter

Best New Firm
Intervale Capital