Deal of the Year Awards

It’s that time again. The days are shorter. The temperature is dropping. And Buyouts is now accepting nominations for its 19th annual Deal of the Year awards, honoring exceptional buyouts that were fully or mostly realized in 2018. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, but there’s no time like the present to apply.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be recognized by the editors of Buyouts for your outstanding work in 2018. Past winners include Yellow Wood Partners, Carlyle Group, Providence Equity, Levine Leichtman and Arbor Investments.

And we’re adding a new category — secondaries deal of the year. Last year we realized the secondary market is full of innovative transactions that should be recognized alongside more traditional M&A exits. So bring us your best!

See a list of 2018 winners here

See a list of 2017 winners here

Winners will be selected in seven categories:

• Small market deal of the year

• Middle market deal of the year

• Large market deal of the year

• International deal of the year

• Secondaries deal of the year

• Turnaround deal of the year

• Overall deal of the year

Download the deal of the year 2019 pdf here. Again, the deadline is Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Good luck! Questions? Reach me at