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About the Awards

ACG National Capital's 14th annual black-tie awards gala honors the successful accomplishments of the DC metro region's corporate growth executives, investors, dealmakers and transaction teams. Individual and company award finalists are selected from nominations that reflect the diversity of industries in this business community as represented by ACG members. These distinguished awards honor the best leaders and companies in their efforts to support ACG's mission to drive middle-market growth and increase deal flow.

Emerging Growth Under $25M
Atlas Research, Avizia, Decision Lens, ThreatConnect

Corporate Growth $25M-$75M
Collaborative Solutions, CrossCountry Consulting, MAG Aerospace, RainKing Solutions

Corporate Growth $75M-$250M
Blue Canopy, Cognosante, Xator

Corporate Growth Over $250M
Deltek, GTT Communications, Inc., Interstate Resources, Inc.

Venture Deal of the Year
DrFirst, Greensmith Energy, Weather Analytics

Private Equity Deal of the Year
TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners Acquisition of Majority Stake in Ellucian
Salient Federal Solutions Inc. / CRGT Inc. Merger
Veritas Capital Acquisition of Alion Science and Technology

Deal Team of the Year for a Public Company
The Advisory Board Company, CSRA, MAXIMUS

Deal of the Year Under $50M
Cubic Corporation Acquisition of TeraLogics, LLC
GetWellNetwork, Inc. Acquisition of Skylight Healthcare Systems, Inc.
Hobsons Acquisition of StarFish Retention Solutions

Deal of the Year $50M - $250M
Arrow Electronics, Inc. Acquisition of immixGroup
MicroPact / Iron Data Solutions, Inc. Merger
ManTech Acquisition of Knowledge Consulting Group
Vonage Acquisition of iCore Networks, Inc.

Deal of the Year Over $250M
The Advisory Board Company Acquisition of Royall & Company
CSC Split and Merger with SRA
Harris Corporation Acquisition of Exelis, Inc.
Orbital Sciences Corporation / Alliant Techsystems Inc. Merger

Deal Team of the Year for a Private Company
ECS Federal, LLC; PAE; Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc.