The Deal Awards New York 2020

Sep. 15, 2020

Award Categories

Deal of the Year
Most exemplary M&A transaction of the year including public, private and sponsor-led transactions.

Dealmaker of the Year
Awarded to the leading deal adviser (lawyer or banker) based on both quality and volume of transactions as well as breadth of expertise in dealmaking.

Most Innovative Deal of the Year
The deal that most significantly transformed a company or industry. Not predicated on size of transaction or sector.

Cross-border Deal of the Year
Most exemplary deal involving one U.S.-based party and one party based outside of the U.S. Not predicated on size of transaction. 

Public Relations Firm of the Year
Most exemplary public relations firm advising corporate clients through the M&A process.

Specialty Awards

Private Equity Deal of the Year
Most outstanding sale of a company by a private equity firm (one party must be based in United States). Not predicated solely on return on investment.  

Restructuring Deal of the Year
Most exemplary advisory team providing guidance to debtor, creditors and/or other parties during in- or out-of-court restructuring process. 

Activist Defense Law Firm of the Year
Leading legal adviser to corporate clients aiding in company defense during proxy contests. Number of transactions as well as complexity and scope of deals will be considered though neither is sole factor. Additional parameters.*

Private Equity Dealmaker of the Year
Leading adviser involved in private equity deal activity. Number of transactions as well as complexity and scope of deals will be considered though neither is sole factor.

Restructuring Advisory Firm of the Year
Most exemplary advisory firm (Law firm, financial adviser, consultancy, etc.) providing guidance to debtor, creditors and/or other parties during in- or out-of-court restructuring process.

Proxy Solicitor of the Year (Activist Defense)
Proxy solicitation firm that most successfully navigated activist pressure for corporate clients. The firm should show breadth and expertise in advising corporate clients through insurgent situations and contested shareholder votes. Additional parameters.*

 

Sector Awards

Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Deal of the Year
Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Law Firm of the Year
Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Investment Bank of the Year
Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Dealmaker of the Year

Energy & Industrials Deal of the Year
Energy & Industrials Law Firm of the Year
Energy & Industrials Investment Bank of the Year
Energy & Industrials Dealmaker of the Year

Financial Services Deal of the Year
Financial Services Law Firm of the Year
Financial Services Investment Bank of the Year
Financial Services Dealmaker of the Year

 

Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Deal of the Year
Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Law Firm of the Year
Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Investment Bank of the Year
Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Dealmaker of the Year

Technology, Media & Telecom Deal of the Year
Technology, Media & Telecom Law Firm of the Year
Technology, Media & Telecom Investment Bank of the Year
Technology, Media & Telecom Dealmaker of the Year

About The Deal Awards M&A Adviser

Celebrating the Leaders of The Deal Economy

To be considered for this year’s awards entries must:

  • Include deals announced or completed between Jan. 1, 2019, and Dec. 31 2019
  • Involve at least one U.S.-based party (buyer, seller or target)
  • Be valued at more than $500 million (*No value threshold for activist situations)
  • *Include campaigns at companies listed on major U.S. exchanges

The nomination window closes May 15 at midnight, with winners to be announced at a ceremony in New York.

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