Top Corporate Dealmakers to be Honored at The Deal Economy Conference; Nominees Include T-Mobile, Parsley Energy and Sinclair

October 24, 2017 at 8:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deal, a business unit of TheStreet (NASDAQ: TST), will be awarding top dealmakers of the year at its 10th Annual Most Admired Corporate Dealmakers (MACD) Awards. The awards ceremony will be held during The Deal Economy Conference on November 30th, 2017 at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York.

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"For ten years, The Deal has been applauding the strategy and achievements of top dealmakers," said David Callaway, CEO of TheStreet, Inc. "We look forward to unveiling this year's winners and highlighting the impact of their work."

The 2017 MACD nominees include the corporate development teams of the following companies:

  • Energy: Parsley Energy (PE), Exxon (XOM), Marathon (MRO), ConocoPhillips (COP) and Shell (RDS.A) 
  • Telecom: T-Mobile (TMUS), Crown Castle (CCI), Verizon (VZ), Liberty Interactive (LVNTA) and Cable One (CABO) 
  • Media: Sinclair (SBGI), CBS Radio (CBS), Sirius (SIRI), MGM (MGM) and Sprint (S) 
  • Technology: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel (INTC), Cisco (CSCO), Alibaba (BABA) and Arris (ARRS) 
  • Retail: Staples (SPLS), Walmart (WMT), Walgreens (WBA), Darden (DRI) and Michael Kors (KORS) 
  • Consumer: Amazon (AMZN), Church & Dwight (CHD), Mondelez (MDLZ), Post (POST) and McCormick (MKC) 
  • Financial Services: First Horizon (FHN), General Electric (GE), B. Riley Financial (RILY), Emergent Capital (EMGC), and Citigroup (C) 
  • Healthcare: Becton Dickinson (BDX), Thermo Fisher (TMO), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Fresenius (FMS) and Allergan (AGN) 
  • Industrials: WestRock (WRK), Atlantia (ATL), Deere (DE), ArcelorMittal (MT), and General Electric (GE)

In addition to the MACD awards, the most influential members of the deal community attend The Deal Economy conference for lively discussions forecasting the outlook for dealmaking in the coming year. CNBC'sMad Money host and TheStreet founder, Jim Cramer, will deliver the keynote address.

Speakers at this year's conference include:

  • Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr., Delaware Supreme Court
  • Martín Escobari, Managing Director & Head of Latin America; Co-Chairman, Investment Committee, General Atlantic
  • Andrew Olinick, Partner, Co-Head North America Private Equity Team, 3i
  • Brian Buchert, Vice President, Corporate Strategy and M&A, Church & Dwight
  • Brian Mellone, Senior Vice President, Director of Corporate Development & Strategy, First Horizon National Corporation
  • Zach Oleksiuk, Head of Americas, Blackrock
  • Aeisha Mastagni, Portfolio Manager, Corporate Governance, CalSTRS

To learn more about The Most Admired Corporate Dealmaker Awards, and to attend The Deal Economy Conferenceclick here.

To learn more about underwriting opportunities, contact Jonathan McReynolds at 212.321.5259 or jmcreynolds at

For press passes and other inquiries, contact Jon Kostakopoulos at 212.321.5561 or jon.kostakopoulos at

The event is produced by The Deal and BoardEx, and presented in collaboration with Ansarda, EY, Pepper Hamilton, Latham & Watkins, Morrison & Foerster, Bain & Company, Okapi Partners and Donnelley Financial Solutions.

About The Deal 
The Deal ( provides actionable, intraday coverage of mergers, acquisitions and all other changes in corporate control to institutional investors, private equity, hedge funds and the firms that serve them. The Deal is a business unit of TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST,, a leading financial news and information provider. Other business units include TheStreet (, an unbiased source of business news and market analysis for investors; BoardEx (, a relationship mapping service of corporate directors and officers; and RateWatch (, which supplies rate and fee data from banks and credit unions across the U.S.

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