February 6- 7, 2024 | Miami, Florida


Submit Your Nomination



To celebrate the rapidly evolving Independent Sponsors space, the Independent Sponsor Awards will be held in Miami, Florida on February 6-7, 2024.

The awards honor the entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional skills demonstrated by Independent Sponsors and Capital Providers in crafting some of the industry's most groundbreaking deals.


Submit Your Nomination


Award Nomination
A strong judges panel with 10-15 renowned industry experts
Sponsorship Opportunities
The categories will be designed to recognize the industry’s foremost movers and shakers.
Qualiifying Criteria
Nominees and categories will be targeted for end-users only – i.e. independent sponsors and capital providers, not solution providers.
Award Categories
Awards Presentation and cocktails will be held after the main conference.


Judging Panel & Advisory Board
  • Join the sector’s most senior and respected people.
  • Benefit from excellent networking opportunities. The connections a speaker makes at a Conference often evolve into the most successful collaborations.
  • Receive industry credibility by being recognized as a judge.
  • Prior to the delivery of each award, the presenter has the opportunity to recognize both the industry and the specific prize category.
  • This allows for the sponsor/judge to leverage their thought leadership and stand out at an important industry awards event.
  • An awards ceremony brochure noting your involvement will be created and distributed to all attendees before the event.
  • Your Company logo and write-up will be located inside the brochure.
  • To further promote your support, there will be an opportunity to write or include an advertorial article.
Social Media & Branding
  • iGlobal Forum will use our social media channels to spread the word of your inclusion.
  • iGlobal Forum will photograph you handing the award to the recipient
  • You will own the IP and can use the images in your own branding to further promote your business.
  • You will own the right to advertise that you are a Judge and Advisory Board member at these prestigious Independent Sponsor Awards.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Roger Kowalski at


iGlobal Forum and its judges will maintain the strictest confidentiality possible for all information provided. Upon the selection of Award Winners, only the transaction name, product/service name, dealmaker, and firm names will be publicized. While there may be a dollar range specified for a transaction, the actual value will not be published at any time.

2023 Winners!

Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Baum

Managing Partner, Consumer Growth Partners

Capital Provider of the Year

Preston Walsh

Partner, PNC Mezzanine

Diversity ESG Award of the Year

Tarrus Richardson

Founder and CEO, IMB Partners

Deal of the year

Grant Kornman

Managing Partners, NCK Capital

Michael Kornman

Managing Partners, NCK Capital

Independent Sponsor of the Year

David Acharya

Managing Partner, Acharya Capital Partners, LLC

Emerging Independent Sponsor

Megan Horvath

Partner, Steinbeck Investment Company

Austin Nuedecker

Managing Partner, Weave Growth Partner

The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to in-person iGlobal events.  We are excited to bring this year's Summit to sunny Miami!  The event will take place at the The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove located at 3300 SW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33133.


Marriott Marquis

For more questions, please email Steve Brown at

Join the Independent Sponsor & Capital Provider (ISCP) Club today

Building on iGlobal Forum’s long-standing success of connecting and matching over 1,000+ Independent Sponsors & Capital Providers since 2015, the mission of the ISCP Club is to unite all independent sponsors and capital providers into an exclusive community with access to industry content, an Independent Sponsor & Capital Provider Directory and live senior-level deal-making events. Join today to be listed in our directory of active players in the space.