[ deel-mey-ker ]


  1. a person who makes a deal or deals, especially in business or politics.
  2. an aspect or item that is enticing enough to secure a deal.

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  • dealmaking noun

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Example Sentences

He became a partner in the law firm Hogan & Hartson in Washington and Richmond and said he was not “one of the book lawyers,” acting instead as a dealmaker and a lobbyist.

Former San Diego City Manager Jack McGrory has become something of a sports dealmaker.

Called Axios Pro, a handful of paid newsletters will launch at the beginning of next year “on deals and dealmakers,” he said.

From Digiday

Perelman made much of his fortune as an aggressive dealmaker in the 1980s.

This is the web version of Term Sheet, a daily newsletter on the biggest deals and dealmakers.

From Fortune

But the interest was always more in process and politics than policy: Who would be the vital dealmaker?

The ideal candidate for either job would be a strong dealmaker to tango with Congress.

Before Moore lost the plot and went into rehab, we thought of her as a hard-headed actress who had also evolved into a dealmaker.

A lawsuit accuses the billionaire dealmaker of racism, escort use, and gambling against his client, Tiger Woods.

Dauman is a dealmaker at heart, relishing negotiations as much as he does movie premieres.


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