World’s most prestigious, the Turnaround Atlas Awards exclusively honors excellence from the restructuring, distressed investing, insolvency, special situations M&A transactions and turnaround communities. The independent awards recognize achievements in the categories of best value-creating transactions, outstanding firms, top professionals, and influential leaders.

PRESTIGE: Winning the Turnaround Atlas Awards equates to achieving the “Gold Standard of Performance” seal of endorsement, validating excellence, and preeminent status in the local, regional, and global markets since the winners are selected independently on “transaction turnaround performance metrics”, team expertise and leadership.

OBJECTIVE: Prestige of the award emanates from the integrity and methodology of the winner selection process. Since inception, the winners are judged by point-indexed method based on the restructuring and turnaround performance evaluative criteria. Moreover, selection is independent of any involvement by industry associations, vendors, or professionals to insure a 100% conflict-free process.

9th ANNUAL GALA CELEBRATION: Winners of the prestigious awards are officially honored at the industry exclusive gala and trophy presentation ceremony. Winners must attend the gala dinner to accept their prized winner trophy.

We urge you to engage in the tradition of excellence, to nominate, and validate your achievements as a winner.

Kindly contact us if you have questions and we look forward to celebrating your successes.
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Winners of the prestigious Turnaround Awards are officially honored at the 8th annual gala and dinner ceremony held in New York this year. As always, nominees, winners and award recipients must attend the gala to accept their uniquely crafted winner’s trophy.

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Deal size must be above 5 million in restructuring value, any sector from any part of the world.

Transactions must be closed any time January 31, 2016 through January 31, 2017.

The coveted award is presented to c-level executives in admiration of their leadership qualities in guiding turnaround and growth of their organizations, as well as contributions made in their respective industry and economy. Significantly, the award validates the recipient’s company and team. As always, the award recipient must attend the gala ceremony to accept their trophy.

Corporate Leadership Achievement Award Turnaround & Restructuring Leadership Award
Distressed Investor Leadership Achievement Award Women Leadership Achievement Award
Turnaround of the Year Cross Border Turnaround of the Year
Corporate Turnaround of the Year Private Equity Turnaround of the Year
Out of Court Restructuring of the Year Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year
Cross-Border Distressed M&A Deal of the Year Special Situation M&A Deal of the Year
Basic Resources (includes mining, chemicals.) Healthcare (includes pharma, care facilities.)
Consumer (includes goods, services, retail, food.) Industrials (includes manufacturing, B to B.)
Energy (includes utilities.) Real Estate and Hospitality
Financial Services Tech, Telecom, Entertainment (includes media.)
Private Equity Firm Restructuring Investment Bank
Global Distressed Investor Restructuring Law Firm
Turnaround Consultant Valuations Firm
Creditor Investment Bank Creditors Law Firm
Crisis Communications Firm Lender
Corporate Turnaround Team of the Year Restructuring Investment Banker of the Year
Private Equity Turnaround Team of the Year Restructuring Lawyer of the Year
Turnaround Consultant of the Year

We encourage industry professionals to enter nominations behalf of their organizations, colleagues, or clients. There are no fees to nominate. Nominees gain the advantage since we will promptly review the nominations and notify them of their winning status. Moreover, nominees who are winners are presented with the coveted trophy at the gala ceremony for their specific nominations.

Global M&A Network research generates a short list of top finalist nominees to insure that best transactions are included in the competition. Nominees are invited to acknowledge their nomination, or provide additional information; and/or to attend the gala ceremony per winner status.

LEADERSHIP and DEAL TEAM AWARD WINNERS, Trophy Presentation Policy:
The individual award recipient must attend the gala ceremony to accept the trophy on behalf of the company and deal team.

TRANSACTION AWARD WINNERS, Trophy Presentation Policy.
Note: It is the transaction that wins. Since each transaction has many advisors, following is the order of trophy presentation:

  1. Nominees gain advantage. If you nominated for the winning deal, then you will be awarded the prized winner trophy at the gala ceremony. Please be sure the deal leader or the deal team member is accepting the award on behalf of the winning transaction; followed by
  2. Corporate or private equity firm. Per policy, we always notify the restructured organization; followed by
  3. Primary financial, legal, consultant advisors to the debtor; followed by
  4. Primary financial, legal, consultant advisor to the creditor committee; followed by
  5. Secondary, debtor advisor followed by secondary creditor advisors.

Please note, we only present the winner trophy at the gala to deal team members. If a firm is winning multiple transaction awards, please be sure to confirm the team members for the respective transaction awards for the gala dinner to accept their winner trophy. If deal leader or team member is unable to attend, kindly contact us for info.

FIRM AWARD WINNERS, Trophy Presentation Policy:
Firm representatives are able to accept the trophy on behalf of their organization.

The coveted trophies are made of crystal, weighs nearly three pounds, is individually engraved and yes they are breakable. Signature blue boxes are available for safe transport. We do not ship trophies.

Firms attending the gala dinner and who have accepted trophy at the gala are eligible to buy additional trophies on behalf of their colleagues, clients or multiple transaction wins.

DEAL FINALISTS Selection Process:
Contenders are qualified based on eligibility standards and verifiable information. Additionally, transactions with the best value generating qualities are selected for the competition. We reserve the right to re-classify awards categories.

FIRM Selection Process:
Firms are logically selected per their advisory role and involvement in completing restructuring transactions; along with their track record, deal team expertise and market position.

WINNERS CIRCLE Selection Process:
Selection is outcome of rating each deal per individual award category on a point earning methodology. Performance metrics include style, pre-and-post balance sheet workout; debtor-creditor negotiation; sector complexities; regulatory and jurisdiction; stakeholder and community impact; leadership; brand strength; resourcefulness; etc.

Winning the TURNAROUND ATLAS AWARDS, sends the message of achieving the highest performance and excellence standards, worldwide as well as, in the local and regional markets.

Originates from the principles of integrity and objectivity of the methodology, transparent policies and awards process. Since its founding, the Turnaround Atlas Awards winners are selected via point earning merit system based on transaction qualities. There are no “association”, “voting” or “editorially” driven process, nor any involvement from industry vendors, all of which can influence, bias, or skew the judging process and compromise the integrity of the awards.

A restructuring transaction can only win at the Turnaround Atlas Awards Gala, and not at any other M&A Atlas Awards global programs. Exclusivity is extremely relevant because the win is the ultimate seal of validation and excellence!

Winners are selected free from any conflicts on closed transactions. Also, we do not accept sponsorships from nominees or winners for the awards gala to avoid any perception related to “pay for play”. Per industry norms, nominees and winners are subject to registration fees for attending the forum as well as the gala dinner celebrations.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS: We encourage you to promote your hard-earned and prestigious win. To this end, we are able to provide you with the official logo, your trophy acceptance photo’s, as well as tailored made quotes per request.

PRESS RELEASE: Global M&A Network issues the official Winners Circle press release which includes the recipient of the winner trophy (ies). Firms who do not attend the awards gala and have not received the winner trophy cannot claim to have won the Turnaround Atlas Awards without the consent of Global M&A Network.

TROPHY PURCHASE: Only firm’s that have attended and received their winner trophy are eligible to purchase additional or customized trophies with firm or individual names for their deal team members, clients, etc.

CUSTOMIZED WINNER TOMBSTONE: Only firm’s that have attended and received their winner trophy are eligible to purchase customized winner tombstone, which includes award category wins, firm and award logo’s, as well as short write-up. Tombstone materials are available in electronic files as well as paper print copies.

Contact us for any of the above requests, and we will be delighted to work with you to maximize your brand promotional value!