Three finalists have been announced for the award recognizing the most significant mergers and acquisitions transactions that took place in Arizona in calendar year 2017.

The “Deal of the Year” is an award given by the Arizona Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) to recognize a company or private equity firm for their accomplishments regarding a merger, acquisition or capital market transaction.  The award will recognize a deal/transaction in the Arizona marketplace involving established businesses with between $10 million and $750 million of revenue that closed in calendar year 2017.

The three finalists for the award are: 

• PCA Skin Holdings LLC’s sale to Colgate-Palmolive

• Sinfonia HealthCare Corporation’s sale to Tabula Rasa Healthcare, Inc.

• Huron Capital’s acquisition of Pueblo Mechanical & Controls, Inc.

The Deal of the Year Award will be given out on May 8 at a reception at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa’s Gold Ballroom. The ACG signature event begins with a networking session at 5:30 p.m. and culminates with the award presentation starting at 6:30 p.m.

“We’re pleased to be able to recognize these three outstanding business transactions and the impact they have had on our business community,” said Mike Smiggen, Board President for ACG Arizona. “These transactions are the kind of M&A deals that drive growth, and we congratulate the professionals involved in making them happen.”

The award criteria are:

• Deal-making that either created or demonstrates a real potential for substantial return on investment

• Deal-making that evidences the unlocking of value and/or contribution to the strategic development of the business

• Deal-making that produces a wider business impact, such as the development of new markets, products, services and/or technologies and the creation or retention of quality employment opportunities in Arizona

• Deal-making that reflects a high level of professional expertise in the design of the transaction and tested creativity and deal-making skills in completing the transaction

• At least one company involved in the transaction must be headquartered or have a majority of its operations in Arizona 

Tickets for the May 8 event are available for $89 for ACG members and $109 for ACG non-members if purchased by midnight on May 1, and $99 for members and $119 for non-members after May 1. Tickets may be purchased by visiting, calling 602-448-3981 or e-mailing

Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is a global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at more than 14,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 56 chapters in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Arizona chapter of ACG includes representatives from corporate investment and private equity groups, financiers, venture capitalists and supporting consultant services. For more information, visit