Americas  Rising Dealmakers

“Distinction in Dealmaking”


WHAT, introduction: 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 individual’s record and enthusiasm for executing 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 young professional’s deal execution track record, seven plus years of industry experience, and unique abilities – personifying the “Distinction in Dealmaking” qualities.

2018, The List: Features 50 professionals comprising of 18 dealmakers from the private and growth equity investor class, 12 from the financial advisory group, 20 lawyers, and a total of 7 young women executives.


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.


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.