Ms Sally Hutton > Webber Wentzel > Johannesburg, South Africa > Lawyer Profile
Webber Wentzel Offices
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Ms Sally Hutton
Sally is a private equity specialist and advises on all aspects of merger and acquisition transactions (both public and private) for private equity funds, including structuring advice, the consortium and shareholders arrangements, the management participation arrangements, Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) structures, funding arrangements and reorganisations. She has acted in most of South Africa’s highest profile private equity transactions over the past 20 years. Her expertise has been recognised by various international research organisations including Chambers Global, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers (where she was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Private Equity in 2010 and 2018). She was honoured with the “Woman Professional of the Year” award at the 2016 South African Professional Services Awards and received two awards at the 2018 South African Professional Services Awards, namely “Professional of the Year – Law Class” and the highly coveted “South African Professional of the Year – Overall Winner”.
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Webber Wentzel frequently lands many of the headline and transformational deals in the market, whether it be strategic M&A or private equity transactions. Major corporate restructurings and high-value listings also form a significant part of the practice. Sally Hutton is a recognised leader in private equity transactions, while also serving as the firm’s managing partner. Similarly, Christo Els is senior partner and a consistent force in big-ticket M&A. Colin du Toit and Gareth Driver are also outstanding individuals, while Jesse Watson is emerging as a future leader in major ECM and M&A deals. Warren Drue, Mark Phillips, Safiyya Patel and Ziyanda Ntshona are also rated. Cape Town partner Adam Ismail has also led a number of the firm’s major transaction engagements.
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