Below is a sample of the M&A categories and criteria in the 2018 Global Business Insight Awards. Please click on the Award Title to find out more about the criteria set. Please note these are awarded by country and sector and are not limited to those defined.
The winner in this category will go to the outstanding mergers and acquisitions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Americas and Globally Over the last 12 months with deals being evaluated based on their size, complexity and market impact. Judges will consider factors including, but not limited to value, businesses involved, strategies and challenges, relevant competition and market impact and potential.
The winner in this category will go to the outstanding mergers and acquisitions in the following sectors; Construction and Property, Energy and Utilities, Health, Leisure (including travel, hotels and resorts), Manufacturing and Process Industries, Retail and Service Industries, Science and Technology and Transport and Logistics who have shown market excellence over the past 12 months. Deals will be evaluated based on their size, complexity and market impact.
The winner in this category will go to the outstanding mergers and acquisitions within each specific country over the course of the last 12 months. Judges will consider the size of the target business versus the value of the opportunity, how difficult was the deal to complete and the impact and potential achieved by the transaction.
The winner in this category will go to the best IPO, Debt and Equity, Emerging markets and Midcap deal of the Year, segregated by country, over the last 12 months. Deals are evaluated based on their size, intricacy and market effect. Judges will consider factors including, but not limited to value, the businesses involved, strategies and challenges, relevant competition and market impact and potential.
Awarding the adviser who has shown outstanding performance in revenue value and the number of successful deals that have been closed. Judges will therefore assess an individuals deal volume and the volume of transactions that have been advised on regionally and globally over the past 12 months.
Recognizing the Legal Adviser who has demonstrated outstanding performance in advising on transactions involving companies globally over the last 12 months, paying particular attention to high value agreements and strong activity growth. Law firms who have been trusted by key industry players to negotiate high value M&A agreements and lower or mitigate the risks of disputes, will be in the fore front of this category. Judges will pay close attention to the value of the negotiated contracts, the volume of M&A agreements negotiated and the growth of the adviser?s activity, as reflected by the team size and their turnover growth. The portfolio of work under consideration will include mergers, acquisitions, IPO, capital raising or private placement.