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

Nominations are open.....

Nominations for the Ince 2020 Individual DealMaker of the Year are open.

Download the nomination criteria today and make sure your deal is included for consideration.


Please submit all nominations and queries to Marylou Greig | 082 898 5702

The Catalyst 2020 Private Equity Deal of the Year will be announced at the upcoming Ansarada DealMakers Gala Awards which will take place in Sandton during February 2021

2020 Individual DealMaker of the Year

2019 DealMaker of the Year

Jako van der Walt

Gold Medal sponsored by

Other Nominees for 2019:​

Jesse Watson

Johan Holtzhausen

Kevin Trudgeon

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

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