Top 50: Americas Private Equity Dealmakers

“Distinction in Dealmaking”

Published exclusively by Global M&A Network, the 9th annual list spotlights 50 most accomplished, influential, and creative private equity dealmakers from the North and the Latin Americas. 126 firms and 645 professionals were evaluated for the current A-list.

All transactions are truly a team effort. Inclusion in the A-list also recognizes the firms’ leadership, investment focus and skills for executing growth transactions irrespective of deal size. We have range of identifiable criteria for making the often-hard editorial decisions.

Congratulations: Top 50 Private Equity Dealmakers, and firm’s they represent!

Tarim Wasim

Tarim joined H&F in 2005 and focuses on the software, internet and business services sectors. He is a Director of Checkmarx, Curriculum Associates, Sprinklr and Zendesk, and is on the Operating Committee of Genesys. He was formerly the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Renaissance Learning, a Director of AlixPartners, Internet Brands and Simplisafe, and was active in the Firm’s investment in Artisan Partners. Prior to H&F, Tarim was employed by Bain Capital in Boston and worked as a consultant in the Boston office of Bain & Company.

Tarim holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar), and undergrad from Dartmouth College.

Jacob Werner

Jacob is Co-Head of Americas Acquisitions for Blackstone Real Estate. Since joining Blackstone in 2005, he has been involved in a number of Blackstone’s largest real estate investments, including BioMed Realty, Pure Industrial, Home Partners of America, and Education Realty Trust.

Jacob received a B.S. from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia where he graduated with distinction.