Singularly recognizes brilliant and exceptional young dealmakers from the private equity, M&A and restructuring communities for their achievements, dedication, and talents for closing value creating transactions. The “once in a life-time” honors, validates the dealmaker’s success and progressively taking on leadership role for many years to come. The program originates from the popular Top 50 Dealmakers editorial series.

2nd Annual Winners Circle: Features 6 dealmakers from the private equity, VC and lending group, 12 from the financial advisory and 8 lawyers for total of 25 winners, including 6 women.


Profession: Private Equity Investor
Location: New Canaan, Connecticut
Education: M.B.A., University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

Sean focuses on developing new business partnerships, marketing, communicating with business owners, and managing investment sourcing and exit planning functions at Gridiron Capital.


Profession: Growth and Private Equity Investor
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut
Education: M.B.A., Harvard University, School of Business

Kevin is a member of the firm's Private Equity practice, leading strategic due diligence, category assessment, and growth strategy engagements for private equity investors and their portfolio companies in the consumer products, retail, and restaurant investment verticals.


Profession: Investment Banker, Special Situations
Location: New York, New York
Education: B.S in Business Administration, Georgetown University

Jonathan with nearly 10 years of financial services experience, advises company owners, boards of directors, private equity, lenders, and investors on bankruptcies, workouts, loan restructurings, due diligence, planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Notable engagements include Sleep Innovations, Florida Marine Transporters, RG Steel, etc.


Profession: Private Equity Investor
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Education: M.B.A., Harvard University, School of Business

Danielle is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and analyzing investments made by the firm. As a Director at Sciens Building Solutions, Hansons, and Pueblo Mechanical & Controls, Danielle is involved with several add-on deals such as Sciens Building Solutions buys Mount Dora, Pueblo Mechanical & Controls buys Westover and Commercial Air.


Profession: Lawyer
Location: San Francisco, California
Education: J.D., Yale Law School

Bomi concentrates on representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and other complex strategic transactions, including investments, divestitures and carve-out transactions. Bomi has been involved in several M&A Atlas Awards winning deals including Sale of GitHub to Microsoft, Sale of Silver Spring Networks, among others.


Profession: Lawyer
Location: Toronto, Canada
Education: LL.B./B.C.L. with great distinction, McGill University

Jonah focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and securities law compliance matters; as well as represents Canadian and U.S. private equity firms on M&A and investments transactions across a range of industries. Jonah has advised on award winning transaction – Performance Sports restructuring and sale, Hudson Bay Company buys Saks.


Profession: Restructuring Transactions Advisor
Location: New York, New York
Education: B.A. in economics and mathematics, Yale University

Tim has over 15 years of experience assisting clients across a variety of industries in developing transformation and business plans; cost reduction strategies; driving the process to sell businesses or underperforming assets and secure financing; etc. He has been a part of several Turnaround Atlas Awards winning transactions - Aeropostale, Delphi, Vertis Communications, Eastman Kodak Company.


Profession: Investment Banker, Special Situations
Location: Houston, Texas
Education: Master of Science, Mineral and Energy Economics, Colorado School of Mines

Alban has extensive experience advising distressed and non-distressed public and private middle market companies in Europe and the United States as well as advised clients on raising debt and equity capital. He has advised on several Turnaround Atlas Awards winning transaction including Genco Energy Services sale of assets to Norse Partners, Triple Five Energy Resources.


Profession: Lender
Location: New York, New York
Education: M.B.A, Fairfield University, Dolan School of Business

Kevin has over seven years of experience in middle market leveraged, including credit analysis, syndication, structuring of senior and unitranche debt financing particularly those backed by top-tier private equity sponsors.


Profession: Venture Capital Investor
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Education: M.B.A., University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Andrew is an experienced investment professional with a background in both early and late-stage investing at BlueStone Venture Partners, as well as buyout related transactions. At Bluestone, he is responsible for leading diligence activities on potential investments in addition to managing other portfolio and internal fund activities.