i-Nominate & Gain Advantage

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

Eligibility:Deals must be closed in the timeframe: January 31, 2021 – December 30, 2022; Deals must be cross-border and/or the acquiring party must have global operations in at least three countries. The forms must be fully completed to qualify and for expeditated consideration.

i-Nominate, Download Forms No Submission Fees. Deadline: January 27, 2023.


LEADER 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 attend and participate at the gala ceremony.

Global Corporate Growth Leader (CEO, Chairman, etc., of a public or private corporate entity, 5-plus years at the firm.)
Global Private Equity Leader (CEO, Chairman, etc., of a public or private corporate entity, 5-plus years at the firm.)
Global and/or Emerging Markets M&A Leader (Veteran investment banker, lawyer or industry professional with over 20 years of experience.)

GLOBAL DEAL Categories: (Major Markets – Size above billion USD; Middle Markets – Size below a billion.)

Global M&A Deal of the Year Global Private Equity Deal of the Year
Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year SPAC M&A Deal of the Year

REGIONAL DEAL Categories: (Major Markets – Size above billion USD; Middle Markets – Size below a billion.)

Africa M&A Deal of the Year Europe M&A Deal of the Year
Americas M&A Deal of the Year Middle East M&A Deal of the Year
Asia Pacific M&A Deal of the Year  

INDUSTRY DEAL Categories: (Major Markets – Size above billion USD; Middle Markets – Size below a billion.)

Consumer M&A Deal of the Year Financial M&A Deal of the Year (includes FinTech)
Energy M&A Deal of the Year Healthcare M&A Deal of the Year (includes Pharma, IT, etc)
Industrials M&A Deal of the Year (includes Metals, Transport, etc.) TMT M&A Deal of the Year (includes Tech, Media, Telecom, etc.)

INVESTORS: Categories:

Global Institutional Investor of the Year (Limited Partners.) Global Infrastructure Investor of the Year
Global Private Equity Investor of the Year Global Real Estate Investor of the Year
Global Growth Equity Investor of the Year Emerging Markets Private Equity Investor of the Year

M&A INVESTMENT BANKS: Categories:

Global and Emerging Markets M&A Investment Bank of the Year
Global Private Equity M&A Investment Bank of the Year (Mid-Market)
Cross Border M&A Investment Bank of the Year (Mid-Market/Boutique)

M&A LAW FIRMS: Categories:

Global and Emerging Markets M&A Law Firm of the Year
Global Private Equity M&A Investment Bank of the Year (Mid-Market)

M&A SERVICES FIRMS: Categories:

Global Transactions Advisor of the Year
Global PR Firm of the Year
Global 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 eliminates industry involvement to avoid any conflicts of interests. Also, we do not accept awards gala sponsorship from financial or legal advisors to prevent “pay for play” tensions.

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