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The 8th annual ASIA PACIFIC M&A ATLAS AWARDS is part of the “Gold Standard of Performance”, M&A ATLAS AWARDS global brand, honoring the best value and growth creating deals, top dealmaker teams and outstanding firms from the Asia Pacific regions – including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, South East Asia and the frontier markets.

Global M&A Network will also honor c-level, influential executives with the “GROWTH LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT” accolade for driving growth and innovation, as well as making contributions to their respective local, regional and global communities and industries.

Prestige of the award emanates from the established principles of integrity, methodology and conflict-free process. Since its founding nine years ago, the winners are selected via point-earning merit system based on identifiable transaction evaluative qualities.

We encourage you to engage in the tradition of excellence, enter your nominations and celebrate your achievements.
Please contact us if you have questions.

The Global M&A Network Team.

Winners are officially announced and honored at the industry-exclusive awards gala and dinner – a gathering of who’s, who from the industry. Nominees, winners and awards recipients must attend the gala to accept the industry’s most “elegant and prized” winner’s trophy.

Celebrate your achievements with colleagues, clients, family and friends. Kindly confirm your firm guest registrations.

Deal size must be below a billion USD, any sector, anywhere from the Asia Pacific and Oceanic regions.

Deals must be closed in the timeframe – September 2014 through end of November, 2015.

Nomination forms must be fully completed to be eligible.

ASIA PACIFIC LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:
Corporate Growth Leadership Achievement Award
Private Equity Growth Leadership Achievement Award
Women Leadership Achievement Award
M&A Leadership Achievement Award
Entrepreneur Award
ASIA PACIFIC DEAL AWARDS:
Deal of the Year Cross Border Deal of the Year
Corporate Deal of the Year Private Equity Deal of the Year
Venture Capital Deal of the Year
ASIA PACIFIC OUTSTANDING FIRM AWARDS:
Private Equity Firm of the Year M&A Investment Bank of the Year
Venture Capital Firm of the Year Boutique M&A Investment Bank of the Year
Transactions Advisor of the Year M&A Law Firm of the Year
ASIA PACIFIC DEALMAKER TEAM AWARDS:
Corporate M&A Dealmaker Team of the Year M&A Investment Banker of the Year
Private Equity Dealmaker Team of the Year M&A Lawyer of the Year
REGIONAL AWARDS:
CHINA and HONG KONG AWARDS:
China Deal of the Year China Private Equity Firm of the Year
China M&A Investment Bank of the Year China M&A Law Firm of the Year
Hong Kong M&A Investment Bank of the Year Hong Kong M&A Law Firm of the Year
INDIA AWARDS:
India Deal of the Year India Private Equity Firm of the Year
India M&A Investment Bank of the Year India M&A Law Firm of the Year
JAPAN AWARDS:
Japan Deal of the Year Japan Private Equity Firm of the Year
Japan M&A Investment Bank of the Year Japan M&A Law Firm of the Year
SOUTH EAST ASIA (SEA) AWARDS:
SEA Deal of the Year SEA Private Equity Firm of the Year
SEA M&A Investment Bank of the Year SEA Law Firm of the Year
SOUTH KOREA AWARDS:
South Korea Deal of the Year South Korea Private Equity Firm of the Year
South Korea M&A Investment Bank of the Year South Korea M&A Law Firm of the Year
AUSTRALIA (OCEANIC) AWARDS:
Australia Deal of the Year Australia Private Equity Firm of the Year
Australia M&A Investment Bank of the Year Australia M&A Law Firm of the Year
INDONESIA AWARDS:
Indonesia Deal of the Year
Indonesia M&A Investment Bank of the Year Indonesia M&A Law Firm of the Year
MALAYSIA AWARDS:
Malaysia Deal of the Year
Malaysia M&A Investment Bank of the Year Malaysia M&A Law Firm of the Year
SINGAPORE AWARDS:
Singapore Deal of the Year
Singapore M&A Investment Bank of the Year Singapore M&A Law Firm of the Year

By entering nomination, you gain the advantage since we will review your nominations promptly and immediately notify you on the selection.

INDUSTRY NOMINEES: Participants are able to enter as many nominations in various categories of awards on behalf of their organization, colleagues, clients or peers.

INVITED NOMINEES: Global M&A Network research and due diligence team generates a short list of top finalist nominees per eligibility standards to insure that best transactions are considered. Nominees are invited to acknowledge their nomination and provide additional information; and/or to attend the gala ceremony for top-contending deals.

DEAL and FIRM awards categories, members of the deal team or firm representative are able to accept the trophy on behalf of the deal and the firm respectively. “DEALMAKER TEAM” award categories, the dealmaker must attend in person to accept their trophy.

DEAL WINNER POLICY:
Note: It is deal that wins. Naturally each deal has multiple advisors and following is the order of trophy presentations:

  1. Corporate or private equity firm along with nominations received by deal advisors are recognized first; followed by
  2. Nomination received or as invited per primary legal or financial advisor representing the acquirer; followed by
  3. Nomination received or as invited per primary legal or financial advisor representing the seller; followed by
  4. Secondary deal team advisors.

FIRM AWARD WINNERS, Policy: Firm representatives are able to accept the trophy on behalf of their organization and team.

ABOUT the TROPHY: The industry’s most “elegant and prized” trophies are made of crystal, weighs @ three pounds, is individually engraved and yes they are breakable. Signature blue boxes are available for safe transport. We do not ship trophies including to any registered winner who fail to attend the gala dinner.

TROPHY PURCHASE: Winners who have accepted their winner trophy at the gala are eligible to buy additional trophies for their colleagues, clients, etc.

DEAL FINALISTS Selection Process:
Qualified based on eligibility standards and verifiable information. Only transactions with identifiable qualities and best chances of potentially winning are selected for the competition. We reserve the right to re-classify deals and awards categories. Firms are selected logically from advisory role and their involvement in closing top transactions; along with track record, deal team expertise and market position. League table rankings are not weighted in evaluating winners.

WINNERS CIRCLE Selection Process:
Selection outcome of evaluating each deal for each unique category of awards per point earning methodology. Deal performance metrics include novelty and structure; deal rationale and synergies; financial value and style; sector complexities and impact; regulatory and jurisdiction; stakeholder and community impact; leadership; brand strength; resourcefulness; etc.

Prestige of the award emanates from the established principles of integrity, objectivity of the methodology and a conflict-free process. Since its founding, the M&A Atlas Award winners are selected via point-earning merit system based on identifiable transaction qualities. Significantly, the process is independent of any involvement by industry associations, vendors or firms, thereby avoiding any influence or biases in the selection process.

CREDIBILITY:
Only closed deals within the stated timeframe are eligible to win Similar to winning the marathon, the finish line must be crossed.

EXCLUSIVITY:
A deal can only win awards at any one of the world-wide, regional and industry-specific M&A Atlas Awards programs. Global M&A Network policies prohibits from churning the same deal to win awards at multiple award programs. Exclusivity is cherished precisely because the win is an exceptional recognition!

WINNERS:
Announced and honored at the celebratory awards gala dinner. Award recipients and winner-nominees must attend the gala ceremony to accept the unique and coveted winner’s trophy.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS: We encourage you to promote your hard-earned and prestigious win. To this end, we are able to provide you with the official logo, your trophy acceptance photo’s, as well as tailored made quotes per request.

PRESS RELEASE: Global M&A Network issues the official Winners Circle press release which includes the recipient of the winner trophy (ies). Firms who do not attend the awards gala and have not received the winner trophy cannot claim to have won the M&A Atlas Awards without the consent of Global M&A Network.

TROPHY PURCHASE: Only firm’s that have attended and received their winner trophy are eligible to purchase additional or customized trophies with firm or individual names for their deal team members, clients, etc.

CUSTOMIZED WINNER TOMBSTONE: Only firm’s that have attended and received their winner trophy are eligible to purchase customized winner tombstone, which includes award category wins, firm and award logo’s, as well as short write-up. Tombstone materials are available in electronic files as well as paper print copies.

Contact us for any of the above requests, and we will be delighted to work with you to maximize your brand promotional value!