The Awards Process

  • How To Enter
  • The TMT M&A Awards is open to any company participating within dealmaking in the telecoms, media and technology industries worldwide. This can include operators, advisors, financers, private equity companies, consultancies and everything in between.

    - The TMT M&A Awards is split into 3 categories: Deals of the Year, People and Companies and Deal Data. 

    - All entries must be written in English and submitted via our online form and should be no longer than 800 words.

    - Your entry may choose to highlight your successes across a number of different deals or one landmark transaction that tells the story of your year.

    - We recommend entries for Deals of the Year and People and Companies use case studies highlighting client successes to presenting a successful deal. Please include the dates, region, rationale and unique points of the deal including results and performance metrics as well as the team size, mix and collaborators.

    - Your entry needs to tell the story behind these numbers – our judges are looking for how you, the person or company added value to deal processes and solutions to challenging circumstances.

    - All corporate and private equity transactions are captured by our shortlisting process and mandates to any party on the deal are valid across buyer, seller or target.

    The deadline for all entries is 1 September 2020. View the awards categories

  • Selection Process

    The Nomination Process publicly opens to all parties on April 14, 2020 and nominations are actively invited from the readers of TMT Finance News, the leading global news provider for telecom executives, financiers and advisers, as well as online at the TMT Finance news portal, and through a number of respected partner industry and news websites. Categories and shortlists are also widely promoted via international press releases and media.

    Following the end of the Nomination Deadline on September 1, each Award Entry is assessed against the Awards Criteria and the shortlists of leading candidates in each category are publicly announced from September 8. The Judging Panel will then assess each shortlist and entry information and select winners for each category which are presented at the TMT M&A 2020 Awards Dinner in London on December 2 post the TMT World Congress 2020.

  • TMT Awards History

    TMT Finance and its global network has been recognising the outstanding achievements of the top performers of Telecom, Media and Technology Companies, Investment Banks, Investors and Advisory Businesses through its leading events, awards and editorial since 2006. Previous winners including leading global telecom operators, technology companies, CEOs, financial institutions and global advisory businesses.

    Winners achieve significant marketing differentiation and credibility because the unique criteria of the awards, the independence of the panel of Judges, robust scrutiny of awards nominations, and their relevance to today’s changing conditions in a continually evolving market.