In the 1990s, legendary dealmaker Bruce Wasserstein saw that mainstream media seriously lacked a deep focus on the thousands of transactions driving the economy. He had a vision to create a first-class newsroom focused solely on the cross-section of mergers and acquisitions and all other changes in corporate control. Founded in 1999, as the first to report exclusively on deals, The Deal began its mission to report on the news, people and tactics surrounding what we refer to as “the deal economy”, a set of interrelated deal activities driving corporate growth in a continually changing global market. From a news agency distributing print newspapers and magazines to the global media and digital intelligence organization that we are today, below are a few highlights from our transformational journey:
2015 The Deal announces first annual Corporate Governance conference.
2014 The Deal acquires BoardEx, the leader in relationship capital, or the sum of organization’s connectivity to industry leaders.
2012 The Deal is acquired by TheStreet, Inc., better positioning us to meet the current and future needs of our clients.
2010 The Deal releases 11 sector focused daily newsletters providing users a more targeted and comprehensive look at what’s going on in their focus area.
2009 The Deal shifts focus from a print enterprise to become a fully digital media and intelligence organization.
2004 The Deal introduces its first League Tables or rankings of top law firms and lawyers.
1999 The Deal is founded. The first offering, The Daily Deal, a print newspaper that was hand-delivered to its recipients, launched a new style of financial journalism.