Which PE houses have done the deals; either a specific deal or a raft of transactions? The PE firm can be Thames Valley or even London based, providing the deal was ‘on patch’.
Awarded to the stand-out law firm for deals in the region. Which law firm has had the best year?
Who stands out for asset-based funding, or is there a crowdfunder who is helping to support deals in the region? Any non-bank funder is eligible in this category.
Awarded to the top deals lawyer in the region – the go-to lawyer who stands out, for one specific deal, or for their entire portfolio through the year.
This award is for the management team that has taken its company through an acquisition, management buyout or other transaction and has proved post-deal that it is now scaling new heights.
The DD team which has done the best work in the qualifying year.
The top deals firm. Which firm has advised on the headline deals of the year?
Awarded to the key dealmaker of the year. Based on a portfolio of deals or even one specific deal that took skill and perseverance to get across the line.
Which bank is the go-to funder of deals? Has one bank shone through in 2019, doing deals where others fear to tread?
The up-and-coming dealmaker who is making their mark. This award can go to a corporate finance adviser, a banker, lawyer or a PE funder.
The small deal of the year.
The mid-range stand-out deal.
The major transaction of the year.