Finalists Announced: D CEO 2015 M&A Awards

2014 was a busy year for Dallas-Fort Worth companies, and many area investment banking firms were up to their elbows in paperwork completing mergers and acquisitions on behalf of local clients. We spent Tuesday morning with a panel of esteemed judges selecting this year’s D CEO M&A Awards finalists, which are listed below.

Winners in this year’s awards program will be announced at a private awards event in early May, and all finalist companies and dealmakers will be profiled in the May/June 2015 issue of D CEO. Stay tuned for more details!

2015 D CEO M&A Awards Finalists:


  • Acquisition of Future Telecom by Tower Arch Capital
  • Acquisition of Acton Mobile by Prophet Equity
  • Acquisition of Lone Star by General Finance Corp.
  • Acquisition of Varel International Energy Services by Sandvik
  • Acquisition of Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC’s insurance and services division by Solera Holdings
  • Purchase of Elephant Bar by Chalak Mitra
  • CounterSource Inc. merger with Royal Baths Manufacturing Co.
  • DataSpan Holdings acquisition of DataSpan
  • Longwater Opportunities’ Sale of portfolio company Circutronics
  • Parago merger with Blackhawk Network
  • Crosstex Energy merger with Devon Energy Corp. to create EnLink Midstream Partners
  • Acquisition of VION Ingredients by Darling Ingredients Inc.


  • Brent Earles, Allegiance Capital Corp.
  • Susan Harriman, IMS Inc.
  • David McGuire, Trinity Industries
  • Doug Rayburn, Baker Botts
  • John Rexford, Xerox Corp.