Deals of the Year Winners

Last night was our 2nd Annual Buyouts Awards Dinner, as part of Buyouts East. What follows are your winners:

Buyout Firm Of The Year
The Blackstone Group

Deal of the Year
ACON Investments for GBarbosa

Mega Market Deal Of The Year
The Blackstone Group for Extended Stay Hotels

Large Market Deal Of The Year:
Lombard Investments for Dakota Minnesota and Eastern Railroad Corp.

Middle Market Deal Of The Year
Accel-KKR for Saber Holdings

Small Market Deal Of The Year
Halyard Capital for Tranzact

European Deal Of The Year
Advent International for Parques Reunidos

Emerging Market Deal Of The Year
ACON Investments for GBarbosa
Turnaround Of The Year
Sun Capital Partners for Mattress Firm

Large Lender Of The Year
Credit Suisse

Middle Market Lender Of The Year
GE Antares

Middle Market Investment Bank of The Year
Robert W. Baird & Co.

Law Firm Of The Year
Debevoise & Plimpton

Best New Firm
Alinda Capital Partners