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.

Holly Buckley
Profession: Lawyer
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Education: J.D., Loyola University, School of Law

Holly counsels on healthcare transactions and related matters for private equity funds and clients, including hospitals and health system. Holly recently advised Revelstoke Capital Partners in its partnership with Cincinnati Eye Institute in formation of CEI Vision Partners.

Inna Etinberg
Profession: Private Equity Investor
Location: New York, New York.
Education: Dartmouth College

Inna focuses on investments in wide spectrum of industries including business services, healthcare and specialty chemicals. Most recently Inna was involved in the Sale of PeroxyChem to Evonik Industries, and Sale of East Balt Bakeries to Grupo Bimbo.

Farah Khan
Profession: Growth and Private Equity Investor
Location: New York, New York.
Education: M.B.A., Stanford University, School of Business

Farah focuses on Latin American investment opportunities for the global consumer sector investor, L Catterton. Farah was involved in investments in the Sao Paulo-based Espaçolaser, and St. Marche, a premium supermarket chain.

Jamie McKenzie Forsyth
Profession: Special Situation, Private Equity Investor
Location: New York, New York.
Education: University of Virginia

Jaime has been involved in numerous equity and debt related transactions at the special situation investor, Monomoy Capital. Jaime was involved in Monomoy's recent acquisition of Friedrich Air Conditioning from Corinthian Capital.

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.