Webber Wentzel's excellence displayed on the DealMakers shortlist
Webber Wentzel is proud to have been involved in most of the shortlisted deals in each of the 2023 DealMakers Awards' various categories. One of their partners, Colin du Toit, has also been shortlisted for the Individual DealMaker of the Year.
With over 20 years of experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, Colin has led several high-profile deals, including, but not limited to MTN SA’s sale and leaseback of its SA towers portfolio, Thungela Resources' acquisition of a controlling stake in the Ensham Coal Mine, Heriot REIT's public offer to acquire Safari Investments issued shared not already held, Northam's acquisition of an anchor stake of 34.5% of Royal Bafokeng Platinum and subsequent contested general offer for its control.
"We are proud of Colin as this recognition reflects his unwavering dedication to achieving the best outcomes for our clients" – said Christo Els, Senior Partner.
Being shortlisted by DealMakers in various categories highlights the firm's commitment to excellence as well as its deep understanding of corporate and commercial law. It also demonstrates how the various teams at Webber Wentzel are dedicated to consistently delivering strategic legal advice their clients need to achieve their business objectives. The firm's standout nominations include:
Brunswick Deal of the Year shortlist
- Petronas’ sale of its Engen stake to Vivo Energy
- Liberty Two Degrees buyout by Liberty
- Disposal by Life Healthcare of Alliance Medical Group to iCON Infrastructure
- Sun International’s acquisition of Peermont
Catalyst Private Equity Deal of the Year shortlist
- RCL Foods disposal of Vector Logistics to AP Moller
- Exit by Carlye Group of Tessara to AgroFresh
- Capitalworks exit of Robertson and Caine to Vox Ventures
Exxaro BEE Deal of the Year shortlist
- Heineken Beverages’ Bokamoso transaction
"We are incredibly honoured to be recognised by DealMakers for our dedication to excellence," said Christo Els, Senior Partner. "These nominations are a testament to the tireless efforts of our talented lawyers and their unwavering commitment to client success."
The award winners will be announced at the DealMakers gala dinner that will be held on Tuesday, 13 February 2024.