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World’s most prestigious – the Global Markets M&A Awards singularly honors legendary leaders, top dealmakers, outstanding firms, and best value-creating deals from all corners of the globe. Winners are officially recognized at the privately hosted gala and dinner, and must attend the gala ceremony to accept their prized winner trophy.

Independent Governance & Selection Process: Prestige emanates from the integrity of the selection process. Winners are judged by point-indexed scoring method based on deal performance criteria which includes pre-and-post execution variables; style/negotiation; sector complexities; regulation/jurisdictions; stakeholder/community value impact; leadership; brand strength; etc. Significantly, the process does not involve industry partners or vendors to insure a 100% conflict-free process. We also do not accept awards gala sponsorship from financial or legal deal advisors to avoid any “pay for play” influences.

Gain Advantage: We encourage you to engage in the tradition of excellence by nominating your top deals, dealmakers or firm. 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.

i-NOMINATE, GLOBAL MARKETS M&A AWARDS FORMS. Deadline to enter your nomination is March 12, 2018.

Host Global M&A Network: Kindly contact us if you have questions and we look forward to celebrating your achievements.

LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Highest honor bestowed to an accomplished and effective c-level executive in admiration of their management skills, bold vision and contributions made to advance and grow their respective organizations and markets. Moreover, the award also validates the organizations’ preeminent status in the industry. Please note, the award recipient must personally attend the gala ceremony to accept their uniquely crafted trophy.

Global Corporate Growth Leadership: Presented to CEO / Chairman / Founder of a public or private corporate entity.

Emerging Markets Growth Leadership: Presented to CEO / Chairman / Founder from the developing markets.

Global Institutional Investor Leadership: Presented to a senior executive of a public, corporate, foundation or endowment alternative investor..

Global Private Equity Growth Leadership: Presented to a managing partner / founder of a private equity firm.

Global Venture Capital Growth Leadership: Presented to partner / founder of international venture capital firm.

Global M&A Leadership: Presented to skillful investment banker, lawyer, or industry professional with over 15 years of experience

DEAL TEAM AWARDS: Prestigious accolade is presented to a deal-team leader on behalf of the firm for closing an outstanding, value-generating transaction. The nominee must attend the gala ceremony to accept the winner trophy.

Global Corporate M&A Team of the Year Global Private Equity Deal Team of the Year
Global M&A Investment Banker of the Year Global M&A Lawyer of the Year
Emerging Markets Corporate M&A Team of the Year Emerging Markets Private Equity Deal Team of the Year
Emerging Markets M&A Investment Banker of the Year Emerging Markets M&A Lawyer of the Year
GLOBAL and EMERGING MARKETS DEAL AWARDS: (Deals must be closed any time – January 31, 2017 – January 31, 2018)
Deal of the Year
Corporate Deal of the Year
Corporate Deal of the Year
GLOBAL OUTSTANDING FIRM AWARDS:
Global Institutional Investor of the Year (i.e. LP) Global Private Equity Firm of the Year
Global Fund of Funds Alternative Investor of the Year Global Venture Capital Firm of the Year
Global Infrastructure Investor of the Year Global M&A Accounting and Tax Firm of the Year
Global M&A Investment Bank of the Year Global M&A Transactions Advisor of the Year
Global Boutique M&A Investment Bank of the Year Global M&A Public Relations of the Year
Global M&A Law Firm of the Year Global M&A Virtual Data Room & Solutions Firm of the Year
Global M&A Private Equity Deals Law Firm of the Year Global Strategy and Consulting Firm of the Year
EMERGING MARKETS OUTSTANDING FIRM AWARDS
Emerging Markets Private Equity Firm of the Year Emerging Markets M&A Accounting and Tax Firm of the Year
Emerging Markets Venture Capital Firm of the Year Emerging Markets M&A Transactions Advisor of the Year
Emerging Markets M&A Investment Bank of the Year
Emerging Markets M&A Law Firm of the Year
 

NOTE: Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific major market deal and firm awards are part of the respective regional M&A Atlas Awards.

LEADERSHIP and DEAL TEAM AWARD WINNERS, Trophy Presentation Policy:
The individual award recipient must attend the gala ceremony to accept the trophy on behalf of the company and deal team.

DEAL AWARD WINNERS, Trophy Presentation Policy.
Note: It is the deal that wins. Naturally each deal has multiple advisors and following is the order of trophy presentation:

  1. Nominees gain advantage. If you nominated for the winning deal, then you will receive the trophy at the gala ceremony. If there are multiple nominees for a winning deal; then all nominees receive trophy at the gala ceremony. Firms cannot accept trophy on behalf of another firm or other nominees; followed by
  2. Corporate or private equity firm as an acquirer. Per policy, we always notify the acquiring organization; followed by
  3. Primary financial or legal advisor representing the acquirer; followed by
  4. Primary financial or legal advisor representing the seller; followed by
  5. Secondary, acquirer or seller’s, deal team advisors.

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

ABOUT the TROPHY:
The coveted trophies are made of crystal, weighs nearly three pounds, is individually engraved and yes they are breakable. Signature blue boxes are available for safe transport. We do not ship trophies.

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