Individual DealMaker of the Year

DealMakers Annual Gala Awards

At the end of each year, DealMakers calls on the corporate finance industry to submit their nominations for the Individual DealMaker of the Year.

With the assistance of the independent panel, and taking into account the number of nominations each individual has received, a shortlist of 3 - 5 nominees is announced. 

Information on the shortlisted candidates is then evaluated by the Independent Panel and they select a winner based on a variety of criteria, including but not limited to:

High profile deals/transactions |   Individual's contribution to the deal  |   Execution complexity  |   Peer recognition

2019 DealMaker of the Year

Submission deadline for 2019 nominations: FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2020

If qualifying deals will only be announced after the closing date, these must be submitted by 6 January 2020. Please advise beforehand if this is the case.

The shortlist of nominees for 2019 will be released in mid-January 2020.

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2018 DealMaker of the Year

Martin Kingston

Gold Medal Award

Neal Froneman - Sibanye-Stillwater, Steven Engelsman - Ince, Martin Kingston - Rothschild & Co, Marylou Greig - DealMakers and Sam Riley - Ansarada

Other Nominees for 2018:​

Glynn Potgieter

Jesse Watson

Sainesh Vallabh

2017 DealMaker of the Year

Neal Froneman

Gold Medal Award

Steven Engelsman (Ince) , Arie Maree (Ansarada), Neal Froneman (Sibanye-Stillwater), Richard Stewart (Sibanye-Stillwater) and Marylou Greig (DealMakers) 

Other Nominees for 2017:​

Anthony Bayne

Garth Willis

Gary Hudson

2016 DealMaker of the Year

Piet Ferreira

Gold Medal Award

Arie Maree (Ansarada), Charl Keyter (Sibanye Gold), Michael Walters (Ince) and Flint Macgregor (Citigroup) who collected the award on behalf of Piet Ferreira (Steinhoff)

Other Nominees for 2016:​

Andrew Brooking

Richard Stout

Colin du Toit

Exxaro Resources' acquisition of TCSA

2015 DealMaker of the Year

John Gnodde

Gold Medal Award

Marylou Greig (DealMakers), Steven Engelsman (Ince), Neal Froneman (Sibanye Gold) and John Gnodde (Brait)

Other Nominees for 2015:​

Christo Els

Paul Roelofse

Fradreck Shoko

2014 DealMaker of the Year

Cobus Human

Gold Medal Award

Steven Engelsman (Ince), Cobus Human (One Capital), Charl Keyter (Sibanye Gold), Daryl Wray (Cell C) and Marylou Greig (DealMakers)

Other Nominees for 2014:​

Christo Els

Paul Bondi

Clive Potter