Past Winners

2018

DEALS OF THE YEAR

  • Telecom M&A Deal of the Year - EMEA

    Macquarie-led consortium’s acquisition of TDC for US$6.7bn 
    Advised by: Barclays and Nordea (Macquarie consortium); LionTree and Morgan Stanley (TDC shareholders)

  • Mid-Cap Telecom M&A Deal of the Year - EMEA

    EQT’s acquisition of Caiway from Rabo Bouwfonds Communication Infrastructure for E453m
    Advised by: Morgan Stanley (EQT); ING (Rabo Bouwfonds)

  • TMT Private Equity Deal of the Year 2018 - EMEA

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and TCV’s acquisition of EQT VI’s 35% stake in Sportradar for E777m
    Advised by: Evercore (EQT), Citi (CPPIB)

  • Cloud Services Deal of the Year 2018 - EMEA

    GTT Communications’ acquisition of Interoute from Aleph Capital Partners, Crestview Partners and the Sandoz Family Foundation for £1.65bn. 
    Advised by: Credit Suisse, Evercore (Interoute shareholders).

  • TMT Infrastructure Deal of the Year 2018 - EMEA

    The sale by Cinven’s Fifth Fund of Ufinet Group to a consortium led by Antin Infrastructure Partners (Ufinet Spain) and Cinven’s Sixth Fund (Ufinet International) for a total consideration of E2bn.  
    Advised by: Natixis, UBS (Cinven), Deutsche Bank (Antin) 

  • Tech M&A Deal of the Year 2018 - EMEA

    Thales’ acquisition of Gemalto in a deal worth around E4.8bn 
    Advised by: Lazard, Messier Maris & Associés and Société Générale (Thales) Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan (Gemalto).

  • Fintech Deal of the Year 2018 - EMEA

    Vantiv’s acquisition and subsequent merger with UK-listed Worldpay Group for £8bn, valuing the combined business at £22.2bn.
    Advised by: Goldman Sachs, Barclays (Worldpay), Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Centerview Partners (Vantiv) 

  • Media M&A Deal of the Year 2018 – EMEA

    Comcast’s acquisition of a majority stake in Sky from 21st Century Fox, valuing Sky at £29.7bn. 
    Advised by: Barclays, Morgan Stanley, PJT Partners (Sky) Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Evercore, Robey Warshaw, Wells Fargo Securities (Comcast), Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, CenterView (Fox), Greenhill (Sky shareholders) 

  • TMT Acquisition Financing Deal of the Year 2018 - EMEA

    PPF Telecom’s E3.025bn loan facilities supporting the acquisition of Telenor’s CEE assets. 
    Lenders: BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole, Erste Group Bank, HSBC, Société Générale, UniCredit Bank. 

  • TMT Infrastructure Loan of the Year 2018 – EMEA

    Open Fiber’s E3.5bn financing package to build a new Italian FTTH network.
    Lead Banks and Advisers: BNP Paribas, Société Générale, Unicredit Cassa depositi e prestiti, European Investment Bank. 

  • TMT IPO of the Year 2018 - EMEA

    Direct Listing of Swedish music streaming service, Spotify, on the New York Stock Exchange valuing the company at US$26.5bn.
    Advised by: Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Allen & Company.

  • TMT Deal of the Year 2018 - Emerging Markets

    Liberty Global’s split off of Latin American subsidiary LiLAC, and subsequent launch as a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ Global Select Market
    Advised by: LionTree

  • TMT Deal of the Year 2018 - Asia

    Vodafone India and Idea Cellular’s merger of Indian MNO businesses 
    Advised by: Morgan Stanley, Robey Warshaw, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Kotak Investment Bank, Rothschild and UBS (Vodafone)

PEOPLE AND COMPANIES

  • TMT M&A Growth Story 2018

    CityFibre

  • TMT Private Equity Firm 2018

    Antin Infrastructure

  • Woman TMT M&A Leader of the Year - 2018

    Jennifer Smith, CFO, EuNetworks

  • TMT M&A Leader of the Year - 2018

    Jake Donavan, President of Europe, LionTree

  • TMT Due Diligence Adviser of the Year 2018

    Solon Management Consulting 

  • TMT M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 2018

    Herbert Smith Freehills 

DEAL DATA

  • TMT M&A Adviser of the Year 2018 – EMEA

    Credit Suisse

  • TMT M&A Financing Bank of the Year 2018 – EMEA

    BNP Paribas