Categories 20192019-03-21T10:22:09+00:00

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The Solent and South Coast Region

Private Equity Firm of the Year sponsored by Taylor Made Computer Solutions

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, providing the deal was ‘on patch’.

Non-Bank Lender of the Year sponsored by Quantuma

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.

Lawyer of the Year sponsored by Meridian

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.

Due Diligence Team of the Year sponsored by Clarke Willmott

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

Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year sponsored by Coffin Mew

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.

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.

Corporate Finance Team of the Year sponsored by HSBC

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

Bank of the Year sponsored by Blake Morgan

Which bank is the go-to funder of deals? Has one bank shone through in 2018, doing deals where others fear to tread? Testimonials would be welcome alongside the nomination forms.

Young Dealmaker (under 35) sponsored by Paris Smith

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.

Small Deal of the Year  (under £10m) sponsored by BDB Pitmans

The small deal of the year.

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

The mid-range stand-out deal.

Large Deal of the Year  (over £50m) sponsored by AIB

The major transaction of the year.

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.

Banker of the Year sponsored by BDO

Awarded to the Banker who has stood out in the qualifying period for his/her deal work – either on a specific transaction or a range of deals.