ACG National Capital Recognizes the Best and Brightest Regional Businesses and Deals: Enlightenment Capital Named Deal Team of the Year

Top dealmakers, deals and fastest growing companies presented named at the 2018 Corporate Growth Awards.

MCLEAN, Va., May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — ACG National Capital, the voice of the middle market, honored the DC metro region’s biggest deals, top dealmakers and fastest growing companies last night at their 16th Corporate Growth Awards Gala. During this prestigious, annual event, ACG National Capital, the preeminent association for corporate professionals involved in middle-market growth, corporate development and M&A, recognized the deal teams and companies that drove regional corporate growth and deal activity this past year.

The 16th Corporate Growth Awards Gala was held at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner and brought together 450 of the National Capital region’s leading corporate executives and dealmakers.

The Corporate Growth Awards are presented in recognition of growth professionals and companies that were individually selected for their accomplishments in crafting and executing on successful growth strategies and deals.

“Every year, ACG National Capital receives over a hundred nominations for its Corporate Growth Awards,” said Marc Marlin, the 2018 Corporate Growth Awards Committee Chair and a Managing Director at KippsDeSanto & Co. “Of these exceptional nominees, it’s exciting to celebrate and recognize some of the region’s fastest growing and most successful businesses and deal teams.”

The 2018 Corporate Growth Awards winners are:

  • Emerging Growth Company of the Year (Under $25M): Vigene Biosciences
  • Growth Company of the Year ($25M-$75M): CVP
  • Growth Company of the Year ($75M- $250M): Trowbridge & Trowbridge LLC
  • Growth Company of the Year (Over $250M): GTT
  • Deal Team of the Year (Private Company): Cresa Global, Inc.
  • Deal Team of the Year (Public Company): DXC Technology
  • Deal Team Of The Year (Private Equity/Venture Capital): Enlightenment Capital
  • Deal Of The Year (Under $50M): HighPoint Global acquisition of Primescape Solutions
  • Deal Of The Year ($50M – $250M): Appian IPO
  • Deal Of The Year (Over $250M): GTT acquisition of Hibernia Networks
  • Regional Impact Award: Nestl√© USA
About ACG National Capital
ACG National Capital, a chapter of the international association, ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) that serves Washington, D.C., northern Virginia and southern Maryland, drives middle-market growth and increases deal flow. It provides unparalleled opportunities for networking, deal making and professional development for individuals involved in building corporate value through M&A, strategic partnerships, organic growth and capital funding.

ACG National Capital’s veteran leadership and its membership of more than 400 executives and business leaders have participated in nearly every M&A transaction completed recently in the D.C. metro region. For more information, visit or the ACG online publication at