NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deal, TheStreet's (NASDAQ: TST) institutional business, announced that The Deal Economy participants and sponsors will ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) this evening at 4:00 p.m. EST. The bell ringing will kick off The Deal's eleventh annual forecasting event, The Deal Economy: Predictions & Perspectives for 2014, an invitation-only gathering that will bring together some of the most influential members of the deal community for a series of discussions on the key trends and issues confronting dealmakers in 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130305/NY70755LOGO) "As we prepare to take a hard look at the year that lies ahead for the dealmaking community, we're thrilled to have the opportunity to ring the bell of the New York Stock Exchange alongside our event participants and supporting underwriters," said Michael Crosby, Chief Operating Officer for The Deal. "Ringing the bell at the exchange will kick off our event and bring Wall Street's attention to the key trends and issues confronting dealmakers in 2014." Those ringing the bell include: Elisabeth DeMarse, Chairman, President, and CEO, TheStreet, Inc.; Michael Crosby, Chief Operating Officer, The Deal; Keith Hall, SVP and CEO, Lending Tree; Richard Jeanneret, Americas Vice Chair, Transaction Advisory Services, EY, with colleagues William Casey, Jennifer Knoesel, Justin Cesario, Abravi Abotsi, Paschal Ferreira, and Carl Case; and Jeff Barton, Vice President, Licensing & Acquisitions, Abbott. "EY is thrilled to be an underwriter of The Deal Economy 2014 for the fourth year running. We are proud to be here with esteemed guests and EY colleagues joining me on the podium that have inspiring stories of how together we are building a better working world," said Bill Casey, Americas Deputy Leader, Transaction Advisory Services, EY. Follow @TheDealNewsroom for updates on the event and use hashtag #tde2014 to join the conversation. For press tickets to The Deal Economy, please contact Erin Corcoran (212.313.9253; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Emily Schneider (212.321.5521; Emily.Schneider@thestreet.com). About The DealThe Deal, a business unit of TheStreet, has been serving corporate dealmakers, advisers and institutional investors the most sophisticated analysis of the deal economy since 1999. Our transaction information service, The Deal Pipeline, is powered by a newsroom of senior journalists who offer proprietary research and reporting across M&A, bankruptcies, auctions and financings. It includes a breaking news service, First Take; daily and weekly sector newsletters; The Daily Deal, a 2x daily report of the day's top stories; a research center with over a decade's worth of intelligence and a database of over 100,000 deals; and an iPad app. Our marketing & media services group produces the industry's leading forecasting event, The Deal Economy, in addition to industry webcasts and integrated marketing programs. For more information, visit www.thedeal.com CONTACT: Emily Schneider 212.321.5521 Emily.Schneider@thestreet.com SOURCE TheStreet, Inc.