Americas  Rising Dealmakers

Awards Recognition Ceremony & Editorial

WHAT, about: The inaugural A-list features highly accomplished, brilliant, and talented young dealmakers from the North American investor, legal and advisory transactional communities.

WHY, value: “Once in a life-time” recognition, validates the young dealmaker’s record and enthusiasm for closing value-creating deals. Likewise, these professionals will progressively take-on leadership role at their firms and industries for years to come.

WHO, criteria: Objectively selected based on the professional’s deal execution record, seven plus years of experience, and abilities – personifying the “Distinction in Dealmaking” qualities.

2018, list: Features 18 dealmakers from the private and growth equity investor class, 12 from the financial advisory group, 20 lawyers for a sum total of 50 dealmakers including 7 women.

J.P. Michaud
Profession: Investment Banker, Boutique Specialist
Location: New York, New York.
Education: M.B.A., University of Kansas, School of Business

J.P. advises on M&A transactions in the technology and business services industries. Notable deals advised by J.P include SWC Technology sale to BDO USA, Sale of Canadian Millennium 1 Solutions to Dimension Data of the NTT Group.

Avi Robbins
Profession: Investment Banker, Special Situations
Location: New York, New York.
Education: M.B.A., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Avi is part of Restructuring and Special Situations Group, advising debtors, creditors, and sponsor groups. Significant transactions involving Avi include restructuring of Energy XXI, Samson Resources, Aspect Software, The Hellenic Republic among others.

Matthew Rodrigue
Profession: Investment Banker, Special Situations
Location: New York, New York.
Education: M.B.A., Harvard Business School

Matthew represents debtors and lenders in restructurings, asset dispositions, and balance sheet work-outs. Among recent transactions involving Matthew include advising lenders in the Chapter 11 Reorganization of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company.

Scott Webb
Profession: Investment Banker, Special Situations
Location: New York, New York.
Education: University of Vermont

Scott advises public and private clients navigate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and capital raise related transactions. Scott assignments have included restructuring and sale involving Norte III, Biofuel Energy, Abengoa Bioenergy US, and MSD Performance.

Stacey P. McEvoy
Profession: Lawyer
Location: Washington D.C
Education: J.D., George Mason University School of Law

Stacey advises on corporate transactional, commercial and corporate governance matters. Notable transactions involving Stacey includes Home Properties sale to Lone Star Funds, PPG Industries purchase of Consorcio Comex, and advising Lockheed Martin on serveral acquisitions.

Sonia K. Nijjar
Profession: Lawyer
Location: Palo Alto, California
Education: J.D., Columbia University School of Law

Sonia advises on M&A, proxy contests and capital markets matters. Sonia recently represented Intel in its purchase of Mobileye, Intel’s spin-off and joint venture with TPG Capital to form McAfee, and SanDisk sale to Western Digital.

Christina Pearson
Profession: Lawyer
Location: Silicon Valley, California
Education: J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

Christina advises on mergers and acquisitions, capital raise, and initial public offerings. Significant deals advised by Christina includes SYNNEX purchase of Westcon-Comstor’s Latin America and North America operations as well as purchase of Convergys, and Snapfish’s purchase of CafePress.

Keith Hallam
Profession: Lawyer
Location: New York, New York.
Education: J.D., University of Pennsylvania, Law School

Keith concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, activist defense and governance matters. Notable deals advised by Keith includes Florida East Coast Railway sale to Grupo México, Alere sale to Abbott, and Starwood Hotels sale to Marriott International.

Russell A. Hilton
Profession: Lawyer
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Education: J.D., Emory University, School of Law

Russell advises on mergers and acquisitions, financing and securities offerings in the health care sectors. Most recently Russell advised on LHC Group merger with Almost Family, and Sale of MedPartners HIM division by P2P Staffing.

Timothy D. Kincaid
Profession: Lawyer
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Education: J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

Tim concentrates on private equity related transactions . Deals advised by Tim includes A.M. Castle & Co sale of its subsidiary, Total Plastics to Prophet Equity, and Norwest Equity Partners purchase of Ramsey Industries.