Celebrate the best deals and dealmakers of 2020

It’s that time of the year again; time for the M&A Awards! A moment to take a break from your hectic life as a dealmaker and to reflect with your peers and colleagues on the past twelve months. What have been the highlights? Which deals collapsed? And who will be the stars of the M&A show this year?

This year, the first M&A Awards Online will be hosted live from the Beurs van Berlage on Thursday December 10th. It will be a celebration of the resilience of Dutch business in general, and the M&A profession in particular. We expect this year’s event to be the most unique (online) event ever. REGISTER HERE FOR THE M&A AWARDS ONLINE
MenA Awards 2020 Buttons Prenominatie Best Deal
MenA Awards 2020 Buttons Prenominatie Best Deal Mid-Cap
MenA Awards 2020 Buttons Prenominatie Best Deal Small-Cap
MenA Awards 2020 Buttons Prenominatie Young Talent









Professionals simply cannot afford to miss out

Over 700 experts in the field have cast their votes to determine this year’s winners. Only the best professionals, firms and transactions will take home an award. Having said that, you, winner or not, play an important role in the world of mergers and acquisitions. It’s you, who shapes the future of our corporate landscape. The M&A Awards are here to honour the transactions and the hard-working professionals who made them happen.

A festive evening to reflect the past year

You will e-meet with 1000 top-level dealmakers who all have had their successes and failures in the virtual event venue. A unique and innovative concept to experience the M&A Awards 2020 live in the Beurs van Berlage. This is the night to share, remember and of course celebrate together.

The M&A Community Team is proud that 1000 professionals from the business sector, private equity, investment banking, corporate finance, consultancy and the legal profession come together each year during the M&A Awards.


Research methodology M&A Awards 2020


Programme 2020

15.30 Welcome reception with Virtual networking
16.00 Opening by Wilfred Genee and live band Born

16.10 M&A Awards - First round
  1. Best Deal
  2. Best ECM Deal
  3. Best Deal Mid-Market
  4. Best Dutch M&A Law Boutique
  5. Best M&A Law Firm
  6. Best M&A Law Firm Under Dutch Law
  7. Best M&A House
16.20 Special Guests: Dennis de Breij, Ewald Hamersveld & Edwin Herrie

16.30 M&A Awards - Second round
  1. Best Acquisition Finance Provider 
  2. Best Venture & Growth Capital Provider
  3. Best Hands-On Investment Firm
  4. Best Family Office 
  5. Best Private Equity House Lower Mid-Market 
  6. Best Private Equity House Mid-Market 
  7. Best Private Equity House
16.40 Magician Steven Carlin

16.50 M&A Awards - Third round
  1. Best M&A Advisor
  2. Best M&A Advisor Mid-Market
  3. Best Debt Advisor
  4. Best Transaction Services Advisor
  5. Best M&A Tax Advisor
  6. Best M&A Lawyer Mid-Market
  7. Best M&A Lawyer
17.00 Look back at the biggest deals in 2020 with our special guests (soon to be confirmed)
17.10 M&A Awards - Fourth round
  1. Best Small Cap Deal
  2. Best Young M&A Advisor
  3. Best Young M&A Lawyer
  4. Best Young PE Manager
  17.15 Closing Born and Virtual networking

Regulations M&A Awards

This year the M&A Awards are more exclusive than ever before making winning an award even more desirable. All details can be found in the regulations for the M&A Awards.

Cast your votes

Leading experts working within companies active in M&A, corporate finance and/or private equity as well as corporates involved in recent large deals participate in the M&A Awards survey. The selection of experts is based on the M&A League Tables and input from partners of the M&A Community. In case you like to participate in this years research contact Melanie Donkers.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Melanie Donkers.

+31 20 5788912

Download Regulations 2020

Download the regulations for the M&A Awards 2020.

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