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Entries are now open and will close on April 3

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Private Equity Firm of the Year – sponsored by Quantuma

Which PE houses have done the deals? You can nominate a PE firm for a specific deal or a raft of transactions – and they can be Solent or South Coast based, providing the deal was ‘on patch’.

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Non-Bank Lender of the Year

The non-bank lender that has had the most significant impact on completion of deals within the region.

Please ensure that you complete each data field below – to ensure that the judging panel has all the relevant information it needs to make its decision.

Judges will be looking for self-nominations supported by testimonials.

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Lawyer of the Year

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.

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Due Diligence Team of the Year

Which DD team has done the best work in the qualifying year. Nominations should include testimonials where possible.

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Corporate Finance Adviser 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.

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Law Firm of the Year sponsored by Taylor Made Computer Solutions

Awarded to the stand-out law firm for deals in the region. Which law firm has had the best year? Nominations should specify key deals and the strength of the team. Testimonials would be appreciated by judges.

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Corporate Finance Team of the Year

The top deals firm. Which firm has advised on the headline deals of the year? Again, testimonials would be appreciated.

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Bank of the Year

Which bank is the go-to funder of deals? Has one bank shone through in 2019, doing deals where others fear to tread? Testimonials would be welcome alongside the nomination forms.

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Young Dealmaker (under 35)

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.

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Small Deal of the Year – under £10m

The small deal of the year.

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Mid-range Deal of the Year – £10m to £50m

The mid-range stand-out deal.

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Large Deal of the Year – over £50m

The major transaction of the year.

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Management Team of the Year sponsored by CMA Recruitment Group

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. Nominations can come from the company itself, or from advisers and funders working with the target or acquirer.

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Banker of the Year sponsored by BDO

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. Nominations can come from the company itself, or from advisers and funders working with the target or acquirer.

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