We congratulate our Deal Maker finalists!

Now in its 21st year, the Deal Maker program recognizes outstanding organizations and individuals with proven track records of leadership, innovation and success through the art of the deal. Each of the winners has, in some way, challenged conventional thinking in order to drive growth in their organization and the business community. The program focuses primarily on transactions and growth within the last 18 to 24 months.

The Deal Maker Awards Program is one the most prominent business events in the city.

Our Finalists

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Congratulations to the 2021 Honorees.

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Cincinnati), the membership community for middle-market deal-makers, is proud to announce the Honorees for the 2021 Deal Maker Awards.

Now in its 21st year, the Deal Maker Awards are the industry standard in the Tri-State region for recognizing excellence in mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. ACG honors and acknowledges the deals and deal makers who initiate, structure and negotiate deals for growing organizations.

The Deal Maker program recognizes outstanding organizations and individuals with proven track records of leadership, innovation and success through the art of the deal. Each of the winners has, in some way, challenged conventional thinking in order to drive growth in their organization and the business community. The program focuses primarily on transactions and growth within the last 18 to 24 months. Prior nominees and honorees include the most prominent and successful companies in the region. The Deal Maker Awards Program is one the most prominent business events in the city. The selection process is highly competitive with fewer than 5 awards given annually. The nominations are prepared collaboratively with key advisors and senior management working in concert to complete the application. A group of 10 to 12 Finalists are selected from a first stage of evaluation with over 40 companies in the mix. An independent panel of judges, selected from former Deal Maker Honorees, determine this year’sHonorees. The Honorees are:

Our Honorees

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Bon Secours Mercy Health
receives Deal of the Year

The Deal Maker Committee is delighted to announce that Bon Secours Mercy Health was honored with an inaugural award - Deal of the Year. In the past two years, BSMH completed several deals to become the fifth-largest Catholic Health Care Ministry in the US and a top-20 health care system in the country, while centralizing operations in Cincinnati. The ministry established a company headquarters employing more than 1300 associates in Bond Hill. Ensemble Partners continues to grow, now employing more than 2,000 associates in Cincinnati, primarily from its new Blue Ash location. In third quarter 2021, BSMH will break ground on a new $156 million, 60-bed hospital in Mason, which will add 275 new health-care jobs to the community

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