If you look at the great deal makers of our era – Donald Trump, Warren Buffet and Mark Cuban, to name just a few – the one thing they all have in common is their innate ability to identify opportunities and close lucrative deals.

Mastering the art of deal making is no easy task, but a necessary skill for transforming an everyday company into a business empire. Sure, prominent dealmakers have made many mistakes to get to where they are today, but in Donald Trump’s own words, “What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.”

Many in the M&A industry look to industry leaders like this for inspiration in their own professional careers. Firmex is a virtual data room provider that works closely with investment banking professionals. They brought together a list of some of the greatest M&A quotes of all time, to celebrate the true art of deal making.

 View the full Slideshare presentation by Firmex here.