The Deal Maker Awards

ACG Cleveland's Signature Event

About the Deal Maker Awards

The DEAL MAKER Awards program is presented by ACG Cleveland to recognize significant achievements of Companies and Financiers who participate actively in merger and acquisition activity in Northeast Ohio. The Deal Maker Awards is ACG Cleveland's signature event and is one of the best networking events of the year. 

2022 Deal Maker Awards Nominations are Open

2022 Deal Maker Awards Nominations & Judging

Highlight those companies and individuals who have been successful in their pursuit of corporate growth through acquisition, joint venture and/or divestiture transactions, with an emphasis on achievements over the last two years.

An excellent Steering Committee of experienced merger and acquisition professionals review the nominations.

Each nomination should include the following information:

  1. Deal Maker Nominee:
    Company Name,
    CEO or Individual Nominee Name,
    Address / Phone Number / Email Address
  2. Nominee Category:
    Buyout/Venture Capital,
    Corporate Restructuring,
    Deal Maker of the Year Award,
    Lifetime Achievement Award, or
    Women in Transactions
  3. Nominee Description and History
  4. Nominee "Deal Making Activity"
  5. Nominator:
    Address / Phone Number / Email Address
    relationship to the nominee (self nominations welcome)

All nominations are due on or before Friday, November 5, 2021. You may email or mail them to ACG Cleveland.

2020 Winners:

  • Corporate (public) - Parker Hannifin
  • Corporate (private) - MobilityWorks
  • Emerging Technology - MRI Software
  • Buyout Firm - Edgewater Capital Partners
  • Women in Transactions - Lisa Kunkle, PolyOne Corporation

      For profiles on the 2019 Deal Maker Award winners, head to the 2019 Winners page.

      The Deal Maker Awards Planning Committee

      If you are interested in joining the committee that helps plan all of the details for this fantastic event, please fill out our Committee Form, or reach out to M. Joan McCarthy, ACG Cleveland's Chapter Executive ( / 216-696-8484).