How it works

The Process

Step 1: Submit your data by September 30, 2022

TMT M&A Awards are the only pure-play TMT M&A deal awards and they act as the most important benchmark for the leading financial and legal advisers and investors active in the sector.
The League Tables are compiled using our comprehensive TMT DealData which includes a powerful mix of aggregated and proprietary M&A data points
There is no cost to submit your deals to us, but to ensure we capture your deals, please ensure you submit your data no later than our hard deadline of September 30, 2022.
You can use our simple upload tool here or contact our Head of Research Olga Stahl at
We are looking for data for all M&A deals closed between Sep 1, 2021 and Aug 31, 2022 and over $50m deal value.

Step 2: Data analysis

Our research team then analyses TMT DealData to identify and shortlist the top performing advisors, investors and deals in a range of M&A League Table categories.
If your transactions have undisclosed values we will use our own proprietary data if we have it - otherwise the deal will count for Volume only (not Value)
M&A advisers who wish to be considered for the awards must appear within TMT DealData league tables.
Our league tables capture the role of an adviser mandated on any side of the deal (bidder, target or seller)
Full criteria can be found here:

Step 3: Shortlists announced by October 31, 2022

As soon as the data analysis is complete, the TMT M&A Awards shortlists are publicly announced. Only firms that appear on the shortlist are eligible to enter TMT M&A Awards

Step 4: Send a pitch by November 30, 2022

Each firm who successfully makes a shortlist is invited to write up to a 350-word pitch which will then be used in conjunction with the data and reviewed by our panel of expert judges.
Those shortlisted firms who also submit a pitch will clearly have an advantage versus those who choose not to submit a pitch
Your pitch needs to tell the story behind the data – our judges are looking for how the individuals, teams, firm added value to the M&A deal processes and highlight any solutions to challenging circumstances.
Winners will be judged on factors including size, quantity, scale, market impact, complexity, financing, and any other relevant conditions under which the transaction was executed.