STAGES OF PITCHING:
Winners of the Mergermarket M&A Awards - Australia will be announced on 25th October. If you're an advisor interested to enter, here's how it works.
Step 1: Data analysis
We analyse our league table data in April to identify the top-ranked firms and form our shortlist.
The analysis considers overall value of transactions as well as overall volume (deal count) in equal measure - meaning that even if your transactions have undisclosed values, every deal counts.
The period under review is for deals announced between 1st July 2022 to 30th June 2023 - a full twelve month period.
Step 2: Shortlist announced on 14 August
When the analysis is done, we announce a shortlist for each category 14 August 2023.
Only these firms are eligible to enter the awards.
Contact Jonathon.Cohen@iongroup.com for further information.
Step 3: Send a pitch by
Each of the firms who successfully make the shortlist are invited to write a full A4 page pitch. The pitch is handed to a panel of M&A veterans who will review all the entries received, compare it with our league table data and debate who deserves to win.
This means the pitch is the most important stage of the process! Judges are looking for the story behind the data, such as the value-adding nature of the advisory work you provided to clients, examples of innovative or creative solutions to complex situations and how you helped get the deal across the line.
Step 4: Judging
From mid-September into the beginning of October, our judges will review all of the pitches and the data. The judges come from a wide variety of industry backgrounds, including investment banking, private equity, financial advisory, legal advisory, academia and journalism. They apply their knowledge to interpret if the deal data combined with what's written in the pitch all adds up to a winning entry.
Step 5: Awards announcement on 25 October at the Mergermarket Australia M&A Awards 2023
We will be announcing the top dealmakers from across the region on 25 October 2022 at the Mergermarket M&A Awards – Australia 2023 in the Four Season Hotel, Sydney. Stay tuned on which firms will be awarded.
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