i-Nominate & Gain Advantage

Engage in tradition of excellence and nominate confidently in any number of categories of deals, firms and dealmakers. Significantly as a nominee, you gain advantage of being considered first and notified early on your winner status.


Americas Leadership Achievement Awards Categories: Highest honor bestowed to a c-level executive in appreciation of their vision and wide-ranging contributions. Award also validates the team and the firm. Recipient must participate at the virtual ceremony held this year.

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.)
M&A Leader: (Veteran investment banker, lawyer or industry professional with over 20 years of experience.)

Americas including Latin Americas M&A Dealmaker Award Categories: Presented to a deal-team leader for award-winning transaction. Recipient must participate at the virtual ceremony held this year.

Corporate Team of the Year Private Equity Team of the Year
Investment Banker of the Year Lawyer of the Year

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

M&A Deal of the Year Distressed M&A Deal of the Year
Corporate Deal of the Year Private Equity Acquisition Deal of the Year

Country Deal Award Categories: (Categories: Middle Markets – Size below a billion.)

Canada Deal of the Year Mexico Deal of the Year
USA Deal of the Year Brazil 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/Mining Deal of the Year
Transport & Logistics Deal of the Year TMT Deal of the Year

Outstanding Investors Awards Categories:

Americas Private Equity Investor of the Year (North & South) Country Mid-Market Private Equity Firm Awards
Americas Infrastructure Investor of the Year (North & South) Brazil Private Equity Firm of the Year
Latin America Private Equity Firm of the Year Canada Private Equity Firm of the Year
America Lender of the Year (mid-market, small-mid markets) Mexico Private Equity Firm of the Year
  USA Private Equity Firm of the Year

Outstanding Investment Bank Awards Categories:  
Americas M&A Investment Banks Awards Country Middle-Markets Awards
Americas Investment Bank of the Year Brazil Investment Bank of the Year
Latin America Investment Bank of the Year Canada Investment Bank of the Year
Boutique Investment Bank of the Year Mexico Investment Bank of the Year
  USA Investment Bank of the Year

Outstanding Law Firm Awards Categories:

Americas M&A Law Firm Awards Country Law Firm Awards
Americas Law Firm of the Year Brazil Law Firm of the Year
Americas Private Equity Mid-Markets Law Firm of the Year Canada Law Firm of the Year
Latin America M&A Law Firm of the Year Mexico Law Firm of the Year
  USA Law Firm of the Year

Americas Outstanding Services Firm Awards Categories:

Accounting and Tax Firm of the Year Public Relations Firm of the Year
Consulting Firm of the Year Transactions Advisor of the Year
Valuations 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.