Ansarada DealMakers has recently announced its shortlist for deals of the year and its shortlist for individual dealmaker of the year.
Webber Wentzel was involved in two of the three deals shortlisted for Deal of the Year, one of the three deals shortlisted for Private Equity Deal of the Year, one of the four deals shortlisted for BEE Deal of the Year, and one of the three deals shortlisted for the Business Rescue Transaction of the Year.
Webber Wentzel's senior partner, Christo Els, has also been shortlisted for the Ince Individual DealMaker of the Year award. Christo advised on a number of transactions during 2022, including Walmart's acquisition of the remaining shares in Massmart, the take private by the Manta Bidco consortium of Mediclinic International and the Sanlam/Allianz joint venture of their insurance assets in Africa, the latter two transactions being shortlisted for the Brunswick Deal of the Year. The Walmart transaction is somewhat full circle for Christo - he also advised Walmart in the original transaction to acquire a controlling stake in Massmart, a transaction for which he was named joint Dealmaker of the Year in 2011.
"This nomination would not have been possible without the commitment from my partners and the incredible work that they do with their teams on these deals. I am also deeply honoured to be listed alongside Charles Young, Johan Holtzhausen and Michael Dempster."
Brunswick Deal of the Year 2022 shortlist:
Mediclinic International take private*
- PSG Group restructuring, unbundling, and delisting
Sanlam Allianz joint venture*
Catalyst Private Equity Deal of the Year 2021 shortlist:
- Exit by Rockwood Private Equity of EnviroServ to SUEZ SA, Royal Bafokeng Holdings and African Infrastructure Investment Managers
Exit by Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power Africa of Lekela Power*
- Exit by RMB Ventures Six and management of Studio 88 to Mr Price
Exxaro BEE Deal of the Year 2021 shortlist:
- Old Mutual’s ‘Bula Tsela’ BEE transaction
- Shoprite Checkers’ evergreen B-BBEE transaction
- Seriti Resources’ acquisition of Windlab Africa
Anglo American Platinum’s B-BBEE transaction*
The Business Rescue Transaction of the Year 2021 shortlist:
- Andalusite Resources
- Consolidated Infrastructure Group (CIG) and Consolidated Power Projects (CONCO)
*Webber Wentzel advised on these
The firm is looking forward to the DealMakers gala dinner announcement of the winners which will be hosted on Tuesday, 21 February 2023.