How it works - M&A League Tables

This section is for League Table entries only. For all non-League Table nominations (deals, companies, investors) please find out more here, or submit here 

The Process - League Tables 

Step 1: Submit your data by October 14, 2022 (Extended deadline)

  • 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 October 14, 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 announced 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 from November 4, 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
  • For all adviser shortlists, this is for deals announced between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022 (excluding lapsed or cancelled) with a deal value of more than USD 50m
  • For Digital Infra M&A adviser shortlists, this takes into account where the dominant subsectors are: Datacentres, Fibre, Cable and Broadband; Towers and Small Cells; Satellite
  • For Technology M&A adviser shortlists, this takes into account where the dominant sector is: Technology
  • The full league tables will be published in late January 2023. 

Step 4: Send a pitch by November 30, 2022

  • Each firm who successfully makes the 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.
  • The pitch documents are treated as confidential but please mark any previously undisclosed information as 'Confidential'
  • 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.
  • Please submit your pitches to