DealMakers Annual Gala Awards

Each year, DealMakers releases its Annual Rankings at a black tie Gala Awards Dinner held in Sandton, Johannesburg. Attended by about 500 paying guests, the event is a celebration of the work undertaken by the industry in the previous year.  

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Take a look at the results and photos

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More about the Awards

The GCF Awards recognize the top 3 firms by deal value and deal flow in the following 4 advisory categories:

  • Investment / Financial adviser

  • Sponsor

  • Legal Adviser

  • Transactional Support Services

Transactions included in the GCF category are:

  • Share issue and repurchases

  • Open and off market acquisitions or disposals

  • Unbundlings

  •  Restructurings

  • SA stock exchange listings

The BEE Awards focus on BEE transactions announced during the year.

The top investment and legal advisers by deal value and flow are awarded.

At the 2019 awards (to be held in 18 February 2020), DealMakers will award the 1st BEE Deal of the Year 

Exxaro will be sponsoring the BEE Deal of the Year for the 2019 awards.

The M&A Awards recognize the top 4 firms by deal value and deal flow in the following 4 advisory categories:

  • Investment / Financial adviser

  • Sponsor - sponsored by A2X Markets

  • Legal Adviser - Sponsored by Juta

  • Transactional Support Services

Following nominations from the industry, a short list of deals is drawn up for

consideration by the independent panel for Deal of the Year.

Brunswick has been the sponsor of the Deal of the Year since the 2016 awards

Find out more about the nomination process and previous year's winners and shortlisted deals here

Following nominations from the industry, a short list of deals is drawn up for

consideration by the independent panel for the Catalyst Private Equity Deal of the Year.

Find out more about the nomination process and previous year's winners and shortlisted deals here

Following nominations from the industry, a short list of deals is drawn up for

consideration by the independent panel for Deal of the Year.

Ince has been the sponsor of the DealMaker of the Year since the 2014 awards

Find out more about the nomination process and previous year's winners and shortlisted individuals here