AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV was honored as the Deal of the Year in the 2016 Mergers and Acquisitions Awards, presented by D CEO and the Association for Corporate Growth, Dallas-Fort Worth. Gibson Dunn’s Jeffrey Chapman was named Dealmaker of the Year.
Awards were presented at a standing-room-only event held at the Tower Club in Dallas last night. In their acceptance speeches, company leaders and their attorneys and finance teams shared dealmaking stories—and talked about the challenges in getting things across the finish line.
A full list of 2016 Mergers & Acquisitions Awards winners is below. Click here to read profiles of all finalists, featured in D CEO’s May issue.
Deal of the Year: AT&T’s Acquisition of DirecTV
Billion-Dollar Deal of the Year: Regency Energy Partners’ Merger With Energy Transfer Partners
Large Deal of the Year ($150 Million to $999 Million): RadioShack’s Sale to Standard General
Midsize Deal of the Year ($25 Million to $149 Million): Texas Direct Auto’s Sale to Vroom
Small Deal of the Year (Under $25 Million): Palatine Capital Partners’ Acquisition of Emler Swim School
Dealmaker of the Year: Jeffrey Chapman, partner and co-chair of the global M&A practice group, Gibson Dunn