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: Investment Banker, Special Situations
Location: New York, New York
Education: M.B.A., University of Michigan, Ross School of Business

Vlad has advised companies, municipalities, creditors and equity constituents in various industries through Chapter 7, 9 and 11 bankruptcy filings, out-of-court restructurings, special-situations, exchange offers, amendments and other capital structure and M&A alternatives.


Profession: Lawyer
Location: New York, New York
Education: J.D., University of Chicago Law School

Kyle provides efficient and practical advise to debtors and creditors in corporate restructuring in and out of court. Kyle has represented several Turnaround Atlas Awards winning transactions over the past decade including Pacific Drilling, Westinghouse, SunEdison, Aeropostale and Lehman Brothers.


Profession: Lawyer
Location: New York, New York
Education: J.D., Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Rachael focuses on complex bankruptcy matters on behalf of creditors’ committees, bondholders and companies across a diverse range of industries. Rachel has been part of several Turnaround Atlas Awards winning transactions including Toys “R” Us, Nine West, CHC Group, Arch Coal, Genco Shipping & Trading, etc.


Profession: Investment Banker
Location: Denver, Colorado
Education: B.S. in finance and management information systems, Kansas State University

Adam has more than 15 years of investment banking experience advising companies on a range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, capital raises, divestitures, fairness opinions, and strategic advisory assignments. He has advised on several award winning deals including Ajinomoto buys Cambrooke Therapeutics, Del Real Foods sale to Palladium Equity Partners.


Profession: Lawyer
Location: New York, New York
Education: J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

Jamila focuses her practice in the area of financial and corporate restructuring and has extensive experience in complex restructurings across industries. Most recently Jamila was involved in Turnaround Atlas Awards winning transactions as counsel to the debtors Abengoa, Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding, and Appvion restructurings.