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PE Hub and Buyouts to honor the best deals of the year and happy Thanksgiving!

Good morning!

Just a reminder the Wire will take a break Thursday and Friday for the holiday. We’ll be back Monday Nov. 30. Have a great one! (Here we go Steelers, here we go).

It’s cold out (sort of), the election is over (kind of) and M&A activity is off the charts; we must be closing in the end of the year. And you know what that means … for the 21st time, the editors of PE Hub and Buyouts honor exceptional buyouts with our Deal of the Year Awards.

Winners are chosen in seven categories: Deal of the Year, Large-Market Deal of the Year, Middle-Market Deal of the Year, Small-Market Deal of the Year, Turnaround of the Year, International Deal of the Year, and Secondaries Deal of the Year.

Go here for more information and to read about rules and methodology.

Also check out past winners. Last year, New Mountain took the crown with its exit of Equian.

If you have additional questions, email Private Equity Editor Chris Witkowsky at cwitkowsky@buyoutsinsider.com.