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5 years of M&A Mid-Market Award winners: Piper Jaffray, Robert F. Smith, Audax and Twin Brook among this year’s honorees

Honors an individual who made a significant impact on M&A. The award goes to an individual. All dealmakers are eligible.

2019: Robert F. Smith 2018: Hollie Haynes, Luminate Capital Partners2017: Randy Jacops, Idera2016: Greg Sandfort, Tractor Supply2015: David Brackett, John Martin, Anatares

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Piper Jaffray takes home Deal of the Year for buying Sandler O’Neill

Getting to scaleAgainst the backdrop of soaring bank M&A last summer, Piper Jaffray Cos. announced the acquisition of Sandler O’Neill & Partners LP, creating the newly formed Piper Sandler and instantly becoming a leading investment bank in financial services. While Piper Jaffray grew organically and through hiring over the …

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Vista Equity founder Robert F. Smith earns Dealmaker of the Year for breaking fundraising records

Technology proCEO and founder Robert F. Smith led Vista Equity Partners to a stellar year in 2019. The firm broke records in fundraising, completed several $1 billion deals and took a portfolio company public for the first time. Smith made headlines when he gave a generous donation to pay off student loans, …

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