Webber Wentzel clinches 2011 Magnus Deal of the Year award

- 11 January 2012

Webber Wentzel has been named as one of the overall winners of the Magnus Deal of the Year category ($1 billion to under $3 billion) for its involvement in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Massmart Holdings Limited by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, during the 10th Annual M&A Advisor awards gala dinner held in New York in December 2011.

In an announcement made by The M&A Advisor, Roger Aguinaldo, CEO and Founder of The M&A Advisor said: “The award winners represent the best of the M&A industry in 2011 and earned these honours by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists. From the lower middle market transaction to the multi-billion Deal of the Year, we are recognising the leading transactions, firms and individuals that represent the highest levels of performance.

The law firm was also shortlisted in three other categories namely:

  • Law Firm of the Year
  • Magnus Cross-border Deal of the Year (Over US$1 billion)
  • Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year (US$250 million and over)
  • The 2011 awards received a record 389 nominations representing over 500 companies.

    The gala is the premier celebration of the year for the industry’s leading Dealmakers. The 10th Annual Awards was held in conjunction with the 2011 M&A Advisor Summit that featured over 400 of the industry’s leading M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by over 65 M&A, media, academic, and political stalwarts.

    An independent body of expert judges that span the M&A industry determined the ultimate recipients of the awards.