February 6- 7, 2024 | Miami, Florida


Winners Announced.



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.

2024 Winners!

Lifetime Achievement Award

Bruce Lipian

Managing Director, StoneCreek Capital

Drew Adams

President, StoneCreek Capital

Capital Provider of the Year

James Illikman

Partner, Peninsula Capital Partners

Diversity ESG Award of the Year

Nick-Jean Baptiste

Managing Partner, Jacmel Growth Partners

Deal of the year

David Acharya

Managing Partner, Acharya Capital Partners

Independent Sponsor of the Year

Tony Brindisi

Managing Partner, RTC, LLC

Christopher Lee

Managing Partner, RTC Partners

Emerging Independent Sponsor

Kenneth Mill

Managing Partner, Monroe Street Partners


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.


  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Emerging Independent Sponsor of the Year (< 3 years)
  • Independent Sponsor of the Year
  • Diversity/ESG Award of the Year
  • Deal of the Year
  • Capital Provider of the Year


General Nomination Criteria

There are no limits on the number of nominations submitted
Nominations must all be submitted electronically using our form below
Self-nominations are acceptable

Specific Category Nomination Criteria

To qualify for Deal of the Year, the transaction must adhere to the following criteria: The deal must have been exited or closed between January 1, 2023, and January 1, 2024.


For more information and to discuss your company's involvement, contact us.


A committee of industry business leaders will judge all nominations. The judging will be conducted independently to ensure that all eligible nominations are processed and evaluated securely, equally and confidentially


  1. Deal of the Year will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Deal profile (30% of the score)
    • Deal challenges (30% of the score)
    • Deal outcome (40% of the score)
  2. All other categories will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Professional/Firm’s profile (20% of the score)
    • Professional/Firm’s unique attributes and industry impact (40% of the score)
    • Professional/Firm’s activity (40% of the score)



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.

Meet Our Judges

Claudine M. Cohen

Principal, CohnReznick

Sylvie Gadant

Partner, Citrin Cooperman

David Acharya

Managing Partner, Acharya Capital Partners LLC

Grant Kornman

Partner, Align Collaborate

Michael Kornman

Partner, Align Collaborate

Megan Horvath

Partner, Steinbeck Investment Company

Tarrus Richardson

Founder & CEO, IMB Partners

Preston Walsh

Partner, PNC Mezzanine Capital

Richard Baum

Managing Partner, Consumer Growth Partners

Austin Nuedecker

Managing Partner, Weave Growth Partners

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.

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.


The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

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.