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Engage in the tradition of excellence by nominating your best transactions, firm, colleagues, peers or clients. There are no fees to nominate and you can nominate in as many categories as applicable. Significantly, as a nominee, you gain advantage of being considered first, and notified early regarding the winner status.

Gain Advantage, i-Nominate, Download 2020 Form: No Nomination Fee. Entry Deadline: February 21, 2020.


Leadership Achievement Awards Categories: Highest honor bestowed to a veteran executive in appreciation of their skills to effect successful restructurings and industry contributions. Award also validates the team and the firm. Recipient must attend gala to accept their accolade.

Corporate Turnaround Leader: (C-level executive for successfully implementing restructuring and sustainable growth strategies.)
Private Equity Turnaround Leader: (Senior executive for stand-out performance; must be at firms for 10+ years, or as a founder.)
Restructuring Leader: (Veteran investment banker, lawyer or industry professional with over 20 years of industry experience.)
Women Leader: (Women leader with over 20 years of industry experience.)

Restructuring & Turnaround Professional Awards: Recipient must attend the gala ceremony to personally accept their accolade.

Corporate Turnaround Team of the Year Private Equity Turnaround Team of the Year
Global Turnaround Consultant of the Year Restructuring Investment Banker of the Year
Boutique Turnaround Consultant of the Year Restructuring Lawyer of the Year

Restructuring Transactional Awards Categories:

(1) Turnaround of the Year (2) Cross-Border Turnaround of the Year
(3) Private Equity Turnaround Deal of the Year (4) Corporate Turnaround of the Year
(5) Special Situation M&A Deal of the Year (6) Cross Border M&A Special Situations Deal of the Year
(7) Out-of-Court Restructuring of the Year (8) Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year
(9) Pre-Pack Restructuring of the Year (10) Refinancing Deal of the Year
(1) Basic Resources Turnaround of the Year (2) Consumer Turnaround of the Year
(3) Energy Turnaround of the Year (4) Financial Services Turnaround of the Year
(5) TMT Turnaround of the Year (6) Industrials Turnaround of the Year
(7) Health Care Turnaround of the Year  

Outstanding Investor Awards Categories:

(1) Global Private Equity Investor of the Year (2) USA Private Equity Investor of the Year
(3) Global Distressed Debt Investor of the Year (4) USA Lender of the Year

Outstanding Restructuring Advisory Firm Awards Categories:

Turnaround Consulting Firms
Global Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year
Middle Market Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year
Boutique Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year
Restructuring Investment Banks Restructuring Law Firms
Global Investment Bank of the Year Global Law Firm of the Year
Boutique Investment Bank of the Year Middle Markets Law Firm of the Year
Restructuring & Bankruptcy Services Firm Awards  
Valuations & Due Diligence Firm of the Year Accounting & Tax Firm of the Year
Bankruptcy Administrative Solutions Firm of the Year Public Relations Firm of the Year

Independent Governance & Selection Process

Prestige stems from the integrity of the process. Winners are selected by point-indexed scoring method based on criteria such as finance-debt restructure; complexity; organization – operations, management; sector/markets; jurisdiction; stakeholder/community impact; brand; leadership, etc. Firms are chosen from short-list, irrelevant of league table rankings. Standards include the firm’s advisory record, expertise, team and leadership, among pertinent category criteria.

Significantly, the process excludes any involvement by nominees or industry participants to insure a 100% conflict-free outcome. We do not accept awards gala sponsorship from financial or legal advisors to avoid any “pay for play” conflicts.

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