i-Nominate & Gain Advantage

Welcome. Engage in tradition of excellence and nominate confidently in any number of awards categories as applicable. There are no fees to nominate, and significantly as a nominee, you gain the advantage of being considered first and notified early on your winner status.

Eligibility: Deals must be closed in the timeframe: January 31, 2021 – January 31, 2022; Deals must be cross-border and/or the acquiring party must have global operations in at least three countries.

i-Nominate, Download Forms No Fees. Deadline is April 11, 2022.


Leadership Achievement Awards: Highest honor bestowed to a c-level executive in appreciation of their vision and 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.

Global & Emerging Markets Corporate Growth Leader: (CEO, Chairman, etc., from corporate entity, 5-plus years at the firm.)
Global & Emerging Markets Private Equity Growth Leader: (Founder, CEO, managing partner, etc., with 10-plus years at the firm.)
Global & Emerging Markets M&A Leader: (Investment banker, lawyer or industry professional with over 20+ years of experience.)

Dealmaker Awards: Presented to a deal leader for award-winning deal. Recipient must participate at the virtual ceremony held this year.

Global and/or Emerging Markets Private Equity Deal Team of the Year
Global and/or Emerging Markets, and/or Boutique M&A Investment Banker of the Year
Global and/or Emerging Markets M&A Lawyer of the Year

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

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

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

Consumer Deal of the Year (Goods, Services, Food & Bev) Energy Deal of the Year (Oil, Gas, Renewable, IT, Services)
Financial Deal of the Year (including FinTech) Healthcare Deal of the Year (including IT, Services)
Industrials Deal of the Year (includes Transport, Logistics, etc.) Materials Deal of the Year (Resources, Mining, etc.)
TMT Deal of the Year (Tech, Telecom, Media, Entertainment) Utilities / Infrastructure Deal of the Year

Outstanding Investors, Firm Categories:

Global Institutional Investor of the Year Global Private Equity Firm of the Year
Global Infrastructure Investor of the Year Emerging Markets Private Equity Firm of the Year
Global Real Estate Investor of the Year Global Growth Equity Firm of the Year

Outstanding M&A Firm Award Categories:

M&A Investment Banks Awards M&A Law Firm Awards
Global Investment Bank of the Year Global Law Firm of the Year
Global Private Equity Deals IB of the Year Global Private Equity Law Firm of the Year
Global Boutique Investment Bank of the Year Emerging Markets Law Firm of the Year
Emerging Markets Investment Bank of the Year  
M&A Services Firm Awards  
Global Accounting & Tax Firm of the Year Global VDR Firm of the Year
Global Transactions Advisor of the Year Global Public Relations 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 any industry related firms to insure a 100% conflict-free, independent process. We also do not accept sponsorship from financial or legal deal advisors for the awards gala to avoid any “pay for play” conflicts.

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