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: Lawyer
Location: New York, New York
Education: LL.B., University of New South Wales

Jennifer focuses on advising companies on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, divestitures, and private equity investments. Recent deals advised by Jennifer include Santander Bank sale of branch assets to First Commonwealth Bank and Cascadian Therapeutics sale to Seattle Genetics.


Profession: Lawyer
Location: New York, New York
Education: J.D., magna cum laude, Rutgers School of Law

Richard works with public companies, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, and private equity sponsors in various transactions involving acquisitions, dispositions, and co-investments. He recently represented Bojangles’ sale to Durational Capital and The Jordan Company, and GENEWIZ sale to Brooks Automation.


Profession: Lawyer
Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Education: J.D., Washington University - St. Louis School of Law

Shanti works with debtors and creditors in all capacities, including handling numerous adversary actions, complex commercial litigation and patent litigation. Recent M&A and Turnaround Atlas Awards winning deals advised by Shanti include – Elements Behavioral Health, Chapter 11 restructuring, and PhaseRx Chapter 11 restructuring and acquisition by Roivant Sciences.


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: 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: 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.