i-Nominate & Gain Advantage

Engage in the tradition of excellence by nominating your best deals, dealmakers or firm on behalf of your organization, colleagues or clients. There are no fees to nominate and you can nominate in as many categories as applicable. Significantly, nominee’s gain advantage of being considered first, and notified early regarding their winner status.


Americas Leadership Achievement Awards Categories: Highest honor bestowed to a c-level executive in appreciation of their vision and contributions made to grow their organizations. Award also validates the team and the firm. Recipient must attend the gala to personally accept their accolade.

Corporate Growth Leader: (CEO, Chairman, etc., of a public or private corporate entity, 5-plus years at the firm.)
Private Equity Growth Leader: (Founder, CEO, partner, etc., of global private equity firm, 10-plus years at the firm.)
USA Growth Leader: (CEO, Chairman, etc., from corporate or investor industry, 5-plus years at the firm.)
Women M&A Leader: (Veteran investment banker, lawyer or industry professional with over 15 years of experience.)
M&A Leader: (Veteran investment banker, lawyer or industry professional with over 15 years of experience.)

Americas M&A Dealmaker Award Categories: For closing award winning deal. Recipient must personally accept their accolade at the gala.

Americas Corporate Team of the Year USA Corporate Team of the Year
Americas Private Equity Team of the Year USA │ Middle Market Private Equity Team of the Year
Americas Investment Banker of the Year USA │ Boutique Investment Banker of the Year
Americas Lawyer of the Year USA │ Middle Market Lawyer of the Year

Americas M&A Deal Award Categories: (Categories: Major Markets – Size above billion USD; Middle Markets – Size below a billion.)

M&A Deal of the Year Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year
Corporate Deal of the Year Private Equity Deal of the Year

Americas Restructuring Award Categories: (Categories: Major Markets – Size above billion USD; Middle Markets – Size below a billion.)

Restructuring of the Year (in or out of court) Distressed M&A Deal of the Year

Country Deal Award Categories: (Categories: Major Markets – Size above billion USD; Middle Markets – Size below a billion.)

Canada M&A Deal of the Year Canada Private Equity Deal of the Year
Mexico M&A Deal of the Year Mexico Private Equity Deal of the Year
USA M&A Deal of the Year USA Private Equity Deal of the Year
Brazil M&A Deal of the Year Brazil Private Equity Deal of the Year

Americas Industry M&A Deal Award Categories: (Categories: Middle Markets – Size below a billion.)

Consumer Deal of the Year Financial Deal of the Year
Energy Deal of the Year Healthcare Deal of the Year
Industrials Deal of the Year Materials Deal of the Year
Retail & Hospitality Deal of the Year TMT Deal of the Year
Transport & Logistics Deal of the Year Utilities & Infrastructure Deal of the Year

Outstanding Investors, Firm Categories:

Americas Institutional Investor of the Year Americas Infrastructure Investor of the Year
Americas Private Equity Firm of the Year Americas Private Equity Firm of the Year, Small Mid-Markets
Latin America Private Equity Firm of the Year Mexico Private
Canada Private Equity Firm of the Year (mid-markets) Mexico Private Equity Firm of the Year
USA Private Equity Firm of the Year (mid-markets) USA Lender of the Year (mid-markets and small-markets)

Outstanding Investment Bank Awards Categories:

Americas M&A Investment Banks Awards Country M&A Investment Banks, Mid-Markets Awards
Americas M&A Investment Bank of the Year Brazil M&A Investment Bank of the Year
Americas M&A Middle Markets Investment Bank of the Year Canada M&A Investment Bank of the Year
Latin America M&A Investment Bank of the Year Mexico M&A Investment Bank of the Year
Latin America M&A Investment Bank of the Year USA M&A Investment Bank of the Year
  USA Boutique M&A Investment Bank of the Year
USA Boutique / Specialists M&A Investment Banks  
ESOP Investment Bank of the Year Energy Investment Bank of the Year
Healthcare Investment Bank of the Year Life Sciences Investment Bank of the Year
Private Equity M&A Investment Bank of the Year Technology M&A Investment Bank of the Year

Outstanding Law Firm Awards Categories:

Americas M&A Investment Banks Awards Country M&A Law Firms, Mid-Markets Awards
Americas M&A Law Firm of the Year Brazil M&A Law Firm of the Year
Americas M&A Mid-Markets Law Firm of the Year Canada M&A Law Firm of the Year
Americas Private Equity Mid-Markets Law Firm of the Year Mexico M&A Law Firm of the Year
Latin America M&A Law Firm of the Year USA M&A Law Firm of the Year
USA M&A Law Firm by Industry  
Energy M&A Law Firm of the Year Technology M&A Law Firm of the Year
Healthcare Investment Bank of the Year Life Sciences Investment Bank of the Year

Americas Outstanding Services Awards Categories:

M&A Services Firm Awards  
Accounting Firm of the Year Public Relations Firm of the Year
Transactions Advisor of the Year VDR Firm of the Year

Independent Governance & Selection Process

Prestige stems from the integrity of the selection process. Winners are selected by point-indexed scoring method based on deal performance criteria such as pre-and-post execution variables; negotiation style; sector complexities; regulation/jurisdictions; stakeholders impact; leadership; brand strength; etc. Firm winners are chosen from short-list, irrelevant of league table rankings. Standards applied include the firm’s past and current advisory record, expertise, team and leadership, yearly performance improvements, among pertinent category criteria.

Significantly, the process does not involve industry vendors or any involvement by the winner to insure a 100% conflict-free, independent process. We also do not accept sponsorship from financial or legal deal advisors for awards gala to avoid any “pay for play” conflicts.

Global M&A Network reserves the right to evaluate, revise or eliminate award categories.