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DFW’s Top M&A Deals and Dealmakers

Last year was a big year for big business deals in Dallas-Fort Worth, and the number and caliber of nominations in this year’s Mergers and Acquisitions Awards reflected that. Presented by D CEO and the Association for Corporate Growth, the program recognizes outstanding corporate transactions and the dealmakers who help put them together.

All 18 finalists will be featured in the May/June issue of  D CEO. Winners will be revealed at an awards event in May, sponsored by Gardere and Whitley Penn.

Here’s a full list of the contenders:

DEALS

AMR Corp. and US Airways Group merger

Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare merger

Commerce Street Capital LLC sale of Park Cities Bank

Crossmark Inc. acquisition of Marketing Werks Inc.

Daseke Inc. and Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc. merger

Day Star Restaurant Group acquisition of Texas Land & Cattle and Lone Star Steakhouse chains

FTI Consulting disposition of Hostess Brands LLC assets

Landpoint LLC 2013 acquisitions

Acquisition by Nekoosa Coated Products, a portfolio company of Wingate Partners LLP, of IGI Corp.

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. and Sinochem Petroleum USA LLC joint venture

Tenet Healthcare Corp. acquisition of Vanguard Health Systems

Transition Capital Partners Sale of LT Energy Services

DEALMAKERS

Taylor Curtis, MHT Midspan

Terry Fick, Corporate Finance Associates

Tom Harris, Haynes and Boone LLP

Janice V. Sharry, Haynes and Boone LLP

Hatch Smith, Commerce Street Capital LLC

Glenn West, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Eric Williams, Haynes and Boone LLP