i-Nominate & Gain Advantage

Engage in the tradition of excellence by nominating your best deals, dealmakers or firm on behalf of your organization, colleagues or clients. There are no fees to nominate and you can nominate in as many categories as applicable. Significantly, the nominee gain’s advantage of being considered first, and notified early regarding their winner status. See below for list of 2019 awards categories.

Eligibility: Deals must be closed in the timeframe: February 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019, and involving USA based organizations.


Leadership Achievement Awards Categories: Highest honor bestowed to a c-level veteran executive in appreciation of their vision and contributions made to grow their organizations. The award also validates the team and the firm. Recipient must attend the gala to personally accept their accolade.

USA Corporate Growth Leader: (CEO, Chairman, etc., of a public or private corporate entity, 5-plus years at the firm.)
USA 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 15 years of experience.)

M&A Dealmaker Award Categories: Presented to a deal-team leader for award-winning deal. Recipient must personally accept their accolade at the gala.

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

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

USA Deal of the Year USA Corporate Deal of the Year
Cross Border Deal of the Year USA Private Equity Deal of the Year
Plus, Middle Market Deal Awards by Sectors  

Outstanding Investors, Firm Categories:

USA Private Equity Firm USA Lender of the Year
USA Private Equity Firm  
USA Private Equity Firm of the Year ● Consumer USA Private Equity Firm of the Year ● Industrials
USA Private Equity Firm of the Year ● Energy USA Private Equity Firm of the Year ● Healthcare
USA Private Equity Firm of the Year ● Technology  

Outstanding Middle Market M&A Services Firm Categories:

Transactions Advisor of the Year Public Relations Firm of the Year
Tax & Accounting Services Firm of the Year Valuations Firm of the Year
VDR Solutions Firm of the Year  

Outstanding Middle Market M&A Investment Bank Firm Categories:

USA M&A Investment Bank of the Year USA Boutique Investment Bank of the Year
Middle Market Firm By Industry  
USA ESOP Investment Bank of the Year USA M&A Investment Bank of the Year ● Energy
USA M&A Investment Bank of the Year ● Technology USA M&A Investment Bank of the Year ● Healthcare

Outstanding M&A Law Firm Categories:

USA M&A Law Firm of the Year  
Middle Market Firm By Industry  
USA M&A Law Firm of the Year ● Energy USA M&A Law Firm of the Year ● Healthcare
USA M&A Investment Bank of the Year ● Technology  

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.