Due to the continuing uncertainty over COVID-19, the Solent Deals Awards will now be staged on November 18, 2020 – as part of the Thames Valley Deals Awards ceremony.

The event will take place at the Madejski Stadium, Reading, and will include categories from the Solent Deals Awards.

Regular presenter Mark Durden-Smith will host the awards – the key event in the region’s corporate finance calendar.

Staged by The Business Magazine, the event is planned for November to give organisers more chance of staging a physical event.

“We are hoping that restrictions will be eased by November so that we can hold a live event and welcome all our regular guests to this awards night. For this year only, we are also combining the Thames Valley event with some awards categories from the Solent region, to make this a celebration of southern success,” said David Murray, The Business Magazine managing director.

Judging for the Thames Valley Deals has already taken place, but Solent categories are open for entries and will be judged in the autumn.

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Entries close: September 11

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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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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 – sponsored by Trethowans

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

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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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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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