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Finalists Announced: D CEO’s 2022 Mergers & Acquisitions Awards

Now in its ninth year, the program honors the North Texas deals and dealmakers who stood out in 2021's M&A Super Cycle.

D CEO and the Association for Corporate Growth-DFW are proud to announce the top mergers and acquisitions in North Texas—and the dealmakers who made them happen. It’s all part of our 2022 Mergers & Acquisitions Awards program, which honors individual achievements and notable transactions that closed last year.

All finalists will be featured in the May issue of D CEO magazine and honored at a private awards ceremony in the coming months.

Finalists: Dealmakers of the Year

Attorney of the Year

Mary Jane Broussard, At Home Group

David Gail, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Bobby Majumder, Frost Brown Todd

Thomas Yang, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Debt Provider of the Year

Olivia Bock, CrossFirst Bank

Jeff Matthews, East West Bank

Chase Wildes, Sunflower Bank

Due Diligence Professional of the Year

Ryan Irby, DHG

Brad Porter, Moss Adams

Drew Solomon, Embark

Investment Banker of the Year

Jared Behnke, Transitus Capital

Oliver Cone, Bulkley Capital

Joseph Durnford, JD Merit & Co.

Dan Vermiere, Corporate Fiance Associates Dallas

PE Equity Professional of the Year

Brendan Achariyakosol, Evolute Capital

Greg Balliro, Crossplane Capital

Rob Langley, Align Capital Partners

Barrett Lidji, Northaven Capital Partners

Finalists: Deals of the Year

$1 Billion +

7-Eleven Acquires 3,900 Speedway Stores

Pioneer Natural Resources Acquires DoublePoint Energy

Prüvit Ventures and Sun Basket Merge

Tyler Technologies Acquires NIC

$250–999 Million

General Datatech Sells to HIG Capital

XIFIN’s Acquisition of OmniSYS

Vizient’s Acquisition of Intalere

$50–249 Million

CarGurus’ Acquisition of Majority Stake in CarOffer

Memorial MRI & Diagnostic Acquires Prime Diagnostic Imaging

Sonic Connectors Sells Majority Stake to Argenta Partners

The Ogle School Sale to RLJ Equity Partner

Valesco Exits TH Marine Supplies

Under $50 Million

Coltala Holdings Group Forms

Evolute Capital Acquires Majority Stake in eGroup Holding Co.

LongWater Opportunities Acquires XCaliber Container

Northaven Capital Partners invests in Sunbelt Waterproofing and Restoration


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Kelsey J. Vanderschoot came to Dallas by way of Napa, Los Angeles, and Madrid, Spain. A former teacher, she joined…