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?

You will be surrounded by 1200 top-level dealmakers who all have had their successes and failures. This is the night to share, remember and of course celebrate together. Some dealmakers will pay little attention to what’s on their dinner plate during the show, because they are in the race for one of the M&A Awards that will be presented.








Professionals simply cannot afford to miss out

Over 500 experts in the field 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.

The M&A Community Team is proud that 1200 professionals from the business sector, private equity, corporates, investment banking, corporate finance, consultancy and the legal profession come together each year during the M&A Awards.

First come, first served!
Main Act 2019: André Hazes Jr.

Get the party going with a glass of champagne (Intertrust) and a spiced up cocktail (Loyens & Loeff). Relax into the festive spirit and enjoy the dinner and ceremony.
Join the after party with a performance by André Hazes Jr. Network with 1200 of your peers.
The M&A Awards is a festive evening of fine dining, amazing highlights and the opportunity to congratulate the best dealmakers and investors. This is the perfect opportunity to thank your customers and employees.
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Research methodology M&A Awards 2019


September 27

Final mailing list for M&A Awards survey determined
To determine the results a survey is held among more than a 1.000 experts. Experts are among others CEOs, CFOs, M&A directors, Private Equity managers, General Counsel, investment bankers, lawyer and other M&A professionals. The survey contains different categories, each with a long list of deals, professionals and firms. These longlists are based on the M&A League Tables ( and the organisation’s insight. The survey offers the option “name other deal / professional / firm”. Make sure you are on this list and contact Ezri Blaauw for more information.

October 1st

Send out survey M&A Awards
The survey is held among experts. In the survey the following categories are not included in the survey because the scores in these categories are determined for 75% by panels of judges and for 25% by votes of visitors of Best Small Cap Deal, Best Young PE Manager, Best Young M&A Advisor and Best Young M&A Lawyer. Submit these pitches via

October 11

Submission pitches deal
The pitch forms for the categories Best Deal and Best Mid-Market Deal must be submitted via Only forms received before 11 October 2019 24:00 hours are valid.

November 1st

1. Survey closed
Nominees and winners are calculated by combining the number of votes in the survey from experts and the company's position in the M&A League Tables ( Each weighing 50%.
2. Submission pitches
The pitch forms for the categories Best Small Cap Deal, Best Young M&A Advisor, Best Young Private Equity Manager and Best Young M&A Lawyer must be submitted via Only forms received before 1 November 2019 24:00 hours are valid.

November 21

Nominees announced, pitches and round tables
Pitches Best Small Cap Deal Round tables the categories Best Young PE Manager, Best Young M&A Advisor and Best Young M&A Lawyer

December 12

Winners announced M&A Awards 2019
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Programme 2019

17.00 Champagne reception
19.00 Start diner

M&A Awards - First round
1. Best Deal
2. Best Deal Mid-Market
3. Best Dutch M&A Law Boutique
4. Best M&A Law Firm
5. Best M&A House

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

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

21.30 Welcome party guests
21.30 Start after party

22.45 M&A Awards - Fourth round
1. Best Small Cap Deal
2. Best Young M&A Advisor
3. Best Young PE Manager
4. Best Young M&A Lawyer

23.00 Main act: André Hazes Jr.
01.00 End

Regulations M&A Awards

This year the M&A Awards are better and more exclusive than ever before making winning an award even more desirable; ten former awards-categories haven been substituted with new M&A Awards in the categories Private Equity and Young Talent, emphasizing their growing importance. 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 survey contact Ezri Joy Blaauw.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Ezri Joy Blaauw

Ezri Joy Blaauw
+31 6 46384782

Download Regulations 2019

Download the regulations for the M&A Awards 2019.

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