Association for Corporate Growth Houston Announces Finalists for Seventh Annual Deal of the Year Awards


Houston, March 25, 2024 – The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Houston is proud to announce the finalists for the Seventh Annual Deal of the Year Awards. ACG Houston is focused on celebrating Houston‘s booming middle market deal community. Our mission is to honor the deals and dealmakers who drive middle market growth resulting in job growth, capital formation and the advancement of meaningful business relationships.

The finalists have been reviewed and ranked by our independent judges panel of top business leaders and educators including Mark Frates, Executive Vice President ofGlencoe Diversified Holdings, LLC, Gustavo Grullon, PhD, Professor of Finance at theJesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, Ernest Hunter, Chief Executive Officer ofThe Frenchy’s Companies, Amy Nelson, President and Founder ofGreenridge Advisors, LLC, Jennifer Whalen, Chief Financial Officer of The Bristow Group Inc., and Ken Wiles, PhD, CFA, Executive Director of Hick, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance and a Clinical Associate Professor of Finance at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

The criteria for the nominations includes a closing date between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023, where thecompany being transacted, or strategic buyer, is based in the Greater Houston area. The nomination criteria included details such as transaction value range, industry focus and type of transaction as well as anecdotal commentary on what makes the deal unique. Judges evaluated deals based on the parties’ submissions as well as the overall story, economic and strategic impact, stakeholder value and professional expertise.

The 2023 ACG Houston Deals of Year Award Categories and Finalists include:
For a full list of finalists and companies, click here. 

Industrial, Power & Infrastructure (Add-On) Deal of the Year


  • The Acquisition of Texcel by Harbour Group
  • The Acquisition of ZymeFlow, a portfolio company of Thompson Street Capital Partners by ShawKwei and Partners
  • The Acquisition of Neil Technical Services by Scruggs Company, a portfolio company of Rox Capital
  • The Acquisition of Forged Components by Westbrook Energy Group, a portfolio company of SCF Partners
  • The Acquisition of Farmers Copper (Four Winds Investments, Inc.) by Wieland Group

Industrial, Power & Infrastructure (Platform) Deal of the Year

  • The Acquisition of PurgeRite by Milton Street Capital
  • The Acquisition of Analytic Stress Relieving by The CapStreet Group
  • The Acquisition of Miller Integrated Solutions, a portfolio company of Trinity Hunt Partners by KHL Capital
  • The Acquisition of Rpower, LLC by I Squared Capital
  • The Acquisition of Bright Star Solutions by Jumana Capital

Manufacturing Deal of the Year

  • The Acquisition of Pinnacle Plastics, LLC and Integrity Plastics LLC by Pinnacle AcquireCo, LLC a portfolio ofMain Street Capital Corporation
  • The Acquisition of Enduro Composites by Hill and Smith
  • The Acquisition of The Tarp Depot, Inc. by Impact Environmental Group, a portfolio company of Aurora Capital
  • The Acquisition of Plastic Distributors and Fabricators by Evantic, a portfolio company of Edgewater Capital
  • The Acquisition of Bell & McCoy by FRM
  • The Acquisition of TSA Processing by Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc., a portfolio company of Ryerson Holding Corporation

Business Services Deal of the Year

  • The Acquisition of Davis Brody Bond LLP by Page Southerland Page, Inc.
  • The Acquisition of Champions Hydro-Lawn by Westco Grounds Maintenance, a portfolio company of Evolution Strategy Partners, Gemini Investors, and Genesis Park
  • The Acquisition of High Output, Inc. by Amplify Intermediate, LLC
  • The Acquisition of Exigent Group Limited by Morae Global Corporation
  • The Acquisition of Redi Carpet by HD Supply, a portfolio company of Home Depot
  • The Acquisition of Pointsmith by AllOver Media, a portfolio company of ShoreView Industries

Products & Services Deal of the Year

  • The Acquisition of Landmark Industries, LLC’s 64 fuel and convenience retail sites by Spring Partners Retail LLC
  • The Acquisition of Exceptional Emergency Centers by Altus Community Healthcare, a portfolio of ZT Corporate
  • The Acquisition of DermaTouch RN-SA, LLC and Carma, LLC by Empower Anesthetics, a portfolio company ofShore Capital Partners
  • The Acquisition of Lipsey Communications by Connectivity Source Partners, a portfolio company of Amtel Partners LLC

E&P (Upstream) Deal of the Year

  • The Acquisition of The Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s Brazos Valley assets by WildFire Energy a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and Kayne Anderson
  • A Divestiture of South Texas Assets by Silver Hill Energy Partners
  • The Acquisition of Percussion Petroleum Operating II, LLC by Callon Petroleum Company

Alternative Energy Solutions Deal of the Year

  • The Acquisition of Ruby Pipeline by Tallgrass Energy Partners, a portfolio company ofBlackstone Infrastructure
  • The Acquisition of Sunrgy Solar Distribution by Amara NZero, a portfolio company ofCinven
  • The Acquisition of Monarch Resource Partners by High Net Worth Investors

Oilfield Services Deal of the Year

  • The Acquisition of Audubon Companies by Nobel Energy
  • The Acquisition of Siren Energy by Liberty Energy
  • A Divestiture of Ulterra Drilling Technologies by Blackstone Energy Partners
  • The Acquisition of Greene’s Energy Group by KLX Energy Services
  • The Acquisition of Mat Tech by Allied Industrial Partners

Houston-Based Private Equity Deal of the Year

  • The Acquisition of Pinnacle Plastics, LLC and Integrity Plastics LLC by Pinnacle AcquireCo, LLC a portfolio ofMain Street Capital
  • The Acquisition of PlanetBids by The CapStreet Group
  • The Acquisition of Alter Eco Foods by Trek One Capital

The winners of the categories above will be announced at our awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at HoustonCountry Club.

About ACG
ACG Houston is the region’s premier association focused on middle market corporate growth. Our goal is to help business professionals in the M&A community do more business with the right partners. ACG Houston hosts a variety ofevents throughout the year to provide our local business leaders an opportunity to gain visibility and connect with people and ideas to strategically grow companies. To learn more or become a member visit