TMT M&A AWARDS 2019 WINNERS

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Telecom M&A Deal of the Year - EMEA

Vodafone's acquisition of Liberty Global's Germany and CEE portfolio for E18.4bn
Advised by LionTree, Goldman Sachs (Liberty); Robey Warshaw, UBS, Morgan Stanley (Vodafone)

Telecom M&A Deal of the Year – Emerging Markets

VEON's mandatory tender offer for the remaining shares in GTH for US$2.3bn
Advised by Citi and LionTree (VEON)

TMT Deal of the Year – Africa

Berkshire Partners' acquisition of Teraco Data Environments from Permira
Advised by Goldman Sachs, Torch Partners (Permira)

Telecom M&A Deal of the Year – Asia

Kazakhtelecom's acquisition of Kcell from Telia Company and Fintur Holdings for US$446m
Advised by UBS (Telia)

Telecom M&A Deal of the Year – Americas

Millicom's acquisition of Telefonica's businesses in Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica for US$1.7bn
Advised by Citi, Santander (Telefonica); Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley (Millicom)

TMT M&A Financing Bank (EMEA) – Deal Volume

Société Générale

Telecom Infra Deal of the Year – EMEA

OMERS Infrastructure, AXA IM – Real Assets and Allianz Capital Partners' acquisition of SFR FTTH for E1.8bn from Altice Europe
Advised by Lazard (Altice); Barclays, Goldman Sachs (OMERS, AXA, Allianz)

TMT M&A Financing Bank (EMEA) – Deal Quantity

BNP Paribas

Mid-Cap Telecom Deal of the Year – Europe

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets' acquisition of KCOM from shareholders for £628m
Advised by: Barclays (Macquarie); Rothschild, Peel Hunt, Investec Bank (KCOM)

TMT Leadership Award

Marc C. Ganzi, Co-Founder and CEO, Digital Bridge

TMT Private Equity Deal of the Year - EMEA

KKR's acquisition of Axel Springer from shareholders for E2.9bn
Advised by Goldman Sachs, Allen & Company, Lazard (Axel Springer); JP Morgan (KKR)

Women TMT Leadership Award

Dana Tobak, CEO, Hyperoptic

Telecom Infrastructure Financing Deal of the Year – EMEA

CityFibre's £1.12bn debt financing package to support its fibre roll-out investment plan
Arranged by ABN AMRO, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Bank plc, Natixis, NatWest, Santander and Société Générale

TMT M&A Adviser of the Year

Paul-Noël Guély, Managing Partner, Arma Partners

TMT Debt Financing Deal of the Year – EMEA

SAP's E7bn loan to finance the acquisition of software company Qualtrics
Arranged by JP Morgan

TMT Lawyer of the Year

Anu Balasubramanian, Partner, Corporate Development, Paul Hastings LLP

Media M&A Deal of the Year – EMEA

KKR's acquisition of Axel Springer from shareholders for E2.9bn
Advised by Goldman Sachs, Allen & Company (Axel Springer); JP Morgan (KKR)

TMT Transaction Adviser of the Year

Olivier Wolf, Partner – TMT TAS Leader, EY-Parthenon

TMT IPO of the Year – EMEA

Airtel Africa's listing on the London Stock Exchange, raising US$750m and valuing the company at US$3.9bn
Advised by JP Morgan, Citi, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Standard Bank, Absa

Datacentre Deal of the Year - EMEA

Equinix's initial joint venture with GIC to develop and operate datacentres in Europe
Advised by Citi (Equinix)

Tech M&A Deal of the Year – EMEA

Fidelity National Information Services' (FIS) acquisition of Worldpay for US$43bn
Advised by Centerview Partners, Goldman Sachs (FIS); Credit Suisse (Worldpay)

TMT Private Equity Firm of the Year

KKR

TMT Growth Story of the Year

Cellnex Telecom

TMT Legal Adviser of the Year

CMS

TMT Commercial Due Diligence Provider of the Year

Solon Management Consulting

TMT M&A Adviser (EMEA) - Deal Volume

Morgan Stanley

TMT M&A Adviser (EMEA) – Deal Quantity

Lazard