Dynasties’ Michael Parker and Dagfinn Lunde have been recognized with top honors in Marine Money’s most recent Deal of the Year Awards.
The awards, whose winners are announced annually in the February/March magazine issue, celebrate the achievements of shipowners and financiers to the industry in categories such as Bank Debt, IPO and Private Equity.
Citi Global Head of Shipping Michael Parker was named the Dealmaker of the Year. Of the choice, Marine Money Chairman Jim Lawrence wrote, “Michael Parker is a skilled and passionate veteran of the ship finance industry…it is for numerous, frequently complex and innovative financing solutions Michael Parker and Citi receive the Dealmaker of the Year Award.”
DVB Bank SE Head of Shipping Dagfinn Lunde received the award for Contribution to Ship Finance. Jim Lawrence wrote of Lunde: “Together with his fine global team, woven together thoughtfully for the maximum benefit of DVB clients and shareholders alike, Dagfinn Lunde has placed his mark on a generation of ship finance.”
Additional Dynasties profiles were recognized through the firms they represent, including Gerry Wang (Seaspan), Robert Bugbee (Scorpio Tankers) and Kristin Holth (DNB). Wilbur Ross also received a special Editor’s Choice Award for several notable transactions he completed in 2012.
It certainly seems that there’s no stopping these Dynasties. To review the full list of winners, please see the latest issue of Marine Money currently available to subscribers or visit our website.