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THE AWARD CATEGORIES
THE JUDGES WILL BE LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE
DEMONSTRATING A COMBINATION OF ANY OR
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
M&A LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR
• Respect given by peers
• An ability to streamline the deal process according to circumstances
M&A Law Firm of the Year • An imaginative approach to legal issues; thinking outside the box
for the client
• Consummate negotiating skills, keeping all parties on side
M&A Accountancy Firm of the Year
• A high level of client satisfaction, with a particular focus on
due diligence
M&A ACCOUNTANCY FIRM OF THE YEAR
M&A Deal of the Year – Non-IPO
• Good project management
• Good liaison with financial PR
(awarded to the management team)
• Solid financial risk assessment
• Good financial modelling
• The respect given by peers
M&A Dealmaker of the Year –
• An ability to streamline the deal process according to circumstances
• Innovative financial solutions
CEO, MD or CFO
• Relevant intra-industry valuation comparisons
M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR – NON-IPO (awarded to the management team)
• The deal has brought added value to the business, post-acquisition
M&A Boutique of the Year
• The deal has given the company an enhanced position in its sector
• A deal offering good cost savings/synergies
• A deal where the price paid was appropriate
• The deal brought about a satisfactory exit for the vendor/shareholders
M&A Investment Fund of the Year –
of the acquired business (this may include businesses that are
acquired from administrators)
Venture Capital/Private Equity • In the case of a deal on the public markets, the transaction created
shareholder value
M&A DEALMAKER OF THE YEAR – CEO, MD OR CFO
M&A Financier of the Year
• Serial dealmaking ability
• Negotiation skills during the deal
• Ability to spot targets
M&A Specialist Due Diligence
• Ambition and being prepared to take risks
• Understanding of pre- and post-deal issues
Provider of the Year
M&A BOUTIQUE OF THE YEAR
• A firm that delivers high-quality, innovative transactions
• A boutique that has developed long-term client relationships, which
M&A AIM IPO of the Year
have led to further deals
• A boutique that creates and maintains invaluable networks in local
(awarded to the management team)
and national business circles
• A boutique with the ability to punch above its weight
M&A INVESTMENT FUND OF THE YEAR – Venture Capital/Private Equity
• A proven track record in innovative funding measures
M&A Personality of the Year • A flexible ability to work with other funders and advisers
• Ongoing financial advice for long-term clients when required
• Timely decision-making
M&A International Deal of the Year
M&A FINANCIER OF THE YEAR
• A proven track record in innovative funding measures
• A flexibility to work with other funders and advisers
• Ongoing financial advice for long-term clients when required
• Timely decision-making
M&A SPECIALIST DUE DILIGENCE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
How to nominate your
• The provision of good commercial solutions
company for the awards
• An innovative provider that pushes the boundaries for clients
Entry is free. Simply complete the nomination form
• An excellent grasp of the relevant regulatory environment and
best practice
on the website www.manda-awards.co.uk. Please
• A growing client base with high levels of referral
make sure you have read the awards criteria and • An ability to draw out hidden risks
rules of entry before submitting your nomination, to
M&A AIM IPO OF THE YEAR (awarded to the management team)
avoid inaccuracies or omissions. Nominations will be
• This award is given to an AIM float completed between September
accepted up until Friday 13th March.
2007 and September 2008
• A management team that has adapted quickly to public life
• A clear strategy behind the IPO – to raise funds, finance acquisitions
and further growth
• A performance post-IPO that reflects market expectations
• Sufficient money raised at appropriate prices
Vitesse Media Plc is a fast-growing company • The business has been valued fairly for all investors (original and new)
quoted on AIM. Vitesse is a multimedia M&A PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
business with award-winning magazines,
• Lifetime achievements in dealmaking
websites and events, reaching more than
• A solid industry-wide reputation
1.2 million entrepreneurs, investors and
• An ability to create and develop opportunities
professional advisers every month.
www.vitessemedia.co.uk
• A dealmaker’s dealmaker
INTERNATIONAL DEAL OF THE YEAR
• Added value to the business
For more information about the event, or to book your
• Enhanced the company’s position in its sector as well as its
international standing
table, contact Niki Baker on 020 7250 7042 or email
• Offered good cost savings/synergies
niki.baker@vitessemedia.co.uk • In the case of a deal on the public markets, the transaction created
shareholder value
www.manda-awards.co.uk A Vitesse Media Plc event
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