Eleven Honored at 12th Annual ACG National Capital Corporate Growth Awards Gala

Ron Jones, Vistronix

Ron Jones, ACG’s “Dealmaker of the Year”, Vistronix

The National Capital chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth honored winners in 11 categories at the end of last month at its 12th annual black-tie Corporate Growth Awards Gala at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner.

The gala drew a crowd of 400 and honored enterprises, business leaders and deals who have distinguished themselves as having during the past year “exhibited excellence in corporate growth and deal-making,” according to an ACG press statement.

Awards Committee Chair David Siegel, the vice president of business development at private equity firm LLR Partners, congratulated this year’s nominees and winners for their growth.

“This year’s winners represent a widely diverse group of businesses in the greater Washington, D.C. market,” Siegel said. “Their growth stories demonstrate the region’s vitality and tireless drive toward success, even through difficult economic conditions.”

The 2014 Corporate Growth Award Winners were:

  • Emerging Growth Company Award (Under $25M): Diamond Mind, Inc.
  • Corporate Growth Company Award ($25M-$75M): DrFirst
  • Corporate Growth Company Award ($75M-$250M): Noblis
  • Corporate Growth Company Award (Over $250M): ActioNet Inc.
  • Venture Deal of the Year: CustomInk
  • Dealmaker of the Year: Ron Jones, Vistronix
  • Spin-Off or Divestiture Deal of the Year: Spin-off of SAIC by Leidos
  • Strategic Deal of the Year (Under $100M): JackBe Acquisition by Software AG
  • Strategic Deal of the Year (Over $100M): Sale of Sourcefire to Cisco Systems
  • Private Equity Deal of the Year (Add-On): Integrated Mission Solutions acquisition of Michael Baker Corporation
  • Private Equity Deal of the Year (Platform Acquisition): Halifax Buyout of Envision Pharma Group

ACG, a group that provides professionals a forum for professional development, networking and deal making, aims to drive the region’s middle-market growth and increase deal flow in Washington, D.C., northern Virginia and southern Maryland.

Its roundtable set for next week will discuss “Innovative and Cost-Effective Employee Benefits.


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