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KAG’s White earns ‘Deal Maker’ award

Jan. 27, 2023
Association for Corporate Growth Cleveland recognizes Kenan’s EVP of strategy and corporate development with 2023 Woman in Transactions honor

Kenan Advantage Group’s Rebecca White is one of the top deal makers in Northeast Ohio.

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cleveland recognized the executive vice president of strategy and corporate development—who won the group’s Woman in Transactions honor—during its 26th Annual Deal Maker Awards celebration held Jan. 19 at the Hilton Downtown Cleveland.

The Deal Maker Awards celebrate Northeast Ohio’s preeminent corporate deal makers for their accomplishments in using acquisitions, divestitures, financings, and other transactions to fuel sustainable growth, ACG Cleveland said.

White oversees organic and inorganic growth initiatives for KAG. She has led the entire mergers-and-acquisitions process since joining the company in 2017, including sourcing, evaluating, executing and integrating acquisitions that have extended the company’s geographic presence and enhanced its service capabilities, KAG said.

During this time, she has overseen more than 20 transactions—representing more than $375 million in transaction value and contributing revenue growth of nearly 25%. She has assumed a leadership role in KAG’s strategic planning efforts by initiating, developing and managing KAG’s annual Leadership Summit.

In 14 years of investment banking overall, White has closed more than 35 sell-side M&A, divestiture, bankruptcy, restructuring and capital raising transactions, including cross-border transactions, representing more than $1.8 billion of transaction value.

Other 2023 Deal Maker Awards winners include:

  • Buyout Fund of the Year: Align Capital Partners
  • Family Company Deal Maker of the Year: Prince & Izant
  • Public Company Deal Maker of the Year: Avient
  • Private Company Deal Maker of the Year: Universal Windows Direct & Great Day Improvements
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