Past Winners

TMT M&A AWARDS 2018 - WINNERS

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 

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TMT M&A AWARDS 2017 - WINNERS

Media M&A Deal of the Year – EMEA
Mediawan’s E313m acquisition of French TV Broadcaster AB Groupe
Advised by Deutsche Bank, Lazard and Perella Weinberg Partners

Technology Mid-Cap Deal of the Year for EMEA
BC Partners’ acquisition of PlusServer from GoDaddy
Advised by Oakley Partners and Arma Partners

Cloud and Datacentre Deal of the Year
GoDaddy’s acquisition of Host Europe Group for E1.69bn
Advised by Deutsche Bank and Greenhill

Technology LargeCap Deal of the Year – EMEA
Ctrip’s acquisition of Skyscanner for £1.4bn
Advised by Qatalyst

Telecom Infrastructure Deal of the Year – EMEA
KKR's acquisition of Telxius stake from Telefonica
Advised by HSBC

Emerging Markets Telecom Deal of the Year
Omantel’s acquisition of a minority stake in Zain Group for US$2.2bn
Advised by Credit Suisse and Citi

Telecom Mid-Cap Deal of the Year – EMEA
MASMOVIL’s acquisition of Yoigo for E612m
Advised by Deutsche Bank and HSBC

Telecom M&A Deal of the Year – World (excl. USA)
Merger of Wind Italia (VEON) and 3 Italia (Hutchison)
Advised by Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Morgan Stanley

TMT IPO of the Year – EMEA
P4, Play IPO
Advised by JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS

TMT Financing Deal of the Year – EMEA
Oberthur Technologies LBO financing for the acquisition of Safran
Arranged by Goldman Sachs

TMT M&A Growth Story 2017
Grupo MASMOVIL

TMT M&A Banker of the Year
Pierre-Emmanuel Houllier, Managing Director, HSBC

TMT M&A Rising Star
Spyro Korsanos,Corp Development, Delivery Hero/ Rocket Internet

TMT M&A Legal Adviser
Herbert Smith Freehills

TMT Financing Bank of the Year
Societe Generale

TMT M&A League Tables for Deal Volume
Goldman Sachs

TMT M&A League Tables Number of Deals (EMEA)
Arma Partners

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TMT M&A AWARDS 2016 - WINNERS

Telecom M&A Deal of the Year 

BT Group’s acquisition of EE in the UK for E12.5bn. 
Goldman Sachs advised BT. Barclays and Citi advised Deutsche Telecom. Bank of America Merrill Lynch advised Orange.

Media M&A Deal of the Year

Baofeng Technology and Everbright Capital acquisition of MP & Silva for c. US$1bn
UBS advised MP&Silva; DealGlobe & CICC advised Baofeng/Everbright 

Technology M&A Deal of the Year 

SoftBank’s acquisition of ARM for £24.3bn
The Raine Group, Robey Warshaw and Mizuho Securities advised SoftBank; ARM was advised by Goldman Sachs, Lazard, UBS and Barclays

Mid-Cap Tech M&A Deal of the Year

Vivendi’s hostile acquisition of Gameloft (61.7%), valuing Gameloft at E700m
HSBC advised Vivendi

Telecom Towers Deal of the Year

ATC’s acquisition of Viom Networks in India, from Tata and Srei Infrastructure for US$1.14bn
Evercore, Kotak Investment Banking advised ATC; Credit Suisse advised Viom

TMT IPO of the Year

Mediawan IPO raised E250m on the Euronext Paris to fund acquisitions in Media sector. April 2016.
Advisers: JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Societe Generale.

TMT Financing Deal of the Year - Debt

Altice NV Neptune Finco Corp’s E10.6bn for Cablevision
BNP Paribas, Barclays and JP Morgan

Advisers and League Tables 

TMT M&A Adviser - Deal Size

Goldman Sachs

TMT M&A Adviser - Number of Deals

Arma Partners

TMT Legal Adviser

Clifford Chance

TMT Financing Bank

BNP Paribas

Companies and People

TMT Growth Story

Liquid Telecom

TMT Leadership Award

Jean-Yves Charlier, CEO, VimpelCom

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TMT M&A AWARDS 2015 - WINNERS

EMEA Telecom M&A Deal of the Year

Altice’s acquisition of Portugal Telecom from Oi for E7.4bn

Advised by Morgan Stanley, Perella Weinberg & BTG Pactual

EMEA Telecom IPO of the Year

Cellnex Telecom IPO

Raised E2.14bn

Advised by Morgan Stanley, Caixabank & Goldman Sachs

World Telecom Infrastructure Deal of the Year

IHS acquisition of 9,151 towers from MTN Nigeria

Advised by Citi and Goldman Sachs

EMEA Telecom Debt Deal of the Year

IHS equity and debt capital raise of US$2.6bn in Nigeria

Goldman Sachs

TMT Legal Adviser of the Year

Clifford Chance

TMT Growth Story Award

Altice Group

TMT World TMT Leadership Award

John C. Malone, Chairman of the Board, Liberty Global

EMEA Telecom M&A Adviser

Morgan Stanley

EMEA Telecom Financing Bank

BNP Paribas

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TMT M&A AWARDS 2014 - WINNERS

Presented on November 18 at the London Hilton on Park Lane for the TMT Finance World 2014 Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner.

TMT M&A Deal of the Year 2014
Vodafone E101bn exit from Verizon Wireless
Advised by Guggeinheim Partners, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and UBS

TMT IPO of the Year 2014
Alibaba 

TMT Operator of the Year 2014
Vodafone

TMT M&A Adviser of the Year 2014
UBS 

TMT Financing Bank of the Year 2014
Deutsche Bank 

TMT Legal Advisor of the Year 2014
Clifford Chance 

TMT Growth Story 2014
IHS Towers

TMT Innovation Award- Infrastructure & Connectivity
SK Telecom (South Korea) Lead in deploying LTE-Advanced architectures, with carrier aggregation, and forcing an eco-system evolution through that

TMT Innovation Award- Services & Application
Millicom Mobile Financial Services Africa/Latin America, money transfer apps

TMT CEO of the Year 2014
Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President & CEO, Telenor Group