M&A Belgium meets at Hotel de la Poste on March 18th

After long deliberation, we decided to postpone the annual M&A Awards from 26 November 2020 to 18 March 2021. We want to make sure that everyone feels comfortable attending the award show and dinner. We will of course adapt the event to the then applicable safety measures, since the health of all attendees is our first priority. We're preparing a great evening for you!

The nomination process, however, remains the same. This means we will award the best deals of the period October 2019-September 2020. A tough year but more than ever, it is necessary to highlight entrepreneurship and business excellence. We'll just have to wait a little longer to know the winners!

About the M&A Awards: the M&A Awards is the annual landmark event for professionals working in M&A, corporate finance and private equity. The M&A Awards gather senior dealmakers from across the country at a black-tie gala dinner. Over 400 rainmakers come together to celebrate the best deals and dealmakers.
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M&A Awards Categories

  • Best Large Cap Corporate Deal
    The best deals are determined by skilled execution, complexity of the transaction, innovative funding, a fought bid battle, a competitive purchase price and/or an excellent strategy behind the transaction. Evidence of great and authentic leadership, including development of a strong, progressive culture and wider contribution to all stakeholders.

  • Best Mid Cap Corporate Deal
    The best deals are determined by skilled execution, complexity of the transaction, innovative funding, a fought bid battle, a competitive purchase price and/or an excellent strategy behind the transaction. Evidence of great and authentic leadership, including development of a strong, progressive culture and wider contribution to all stakeholders.

  • Best PE Growth Capital Deal
    The best private equity growth capital deals are defined as exit deals where the value creation process and the quality of the exit can be judged.

Prestigious awards in a luxurious atmosphere

On November 28, Hotel de la Poste was the scene of the M&A Awards 2019, the capstone of a strong deal year. Five prestigious awards were being awarded by the jury.


Winners M&A Awards 2019

Best Large-Cap Corporate Deal
• Gilead - Galapagos

Best Mid -Cap Corporate Deal 2019
• Kinepolis Group - MJR Digital Cinemas

Best PE Growth Capital Deal
• HG Capital - Combell Group

Best Venture Capital Deal 2019 – Life Sciences
• Confo Therapeutics

Best Best Venture Capital Deal 2019 – IC-Technology
• CapitalG - Collibra


Programme 2020

18.00 Reception

19.30 Welcome and opening dinner

21.55 Awards ceremony

M&A Award Venture Capital Deal
M&A Award PE Growth Capital Deal
M&A Award Mid Cap Corporate Deal
M&A Award Large Cap Corporate Deal
22.30 Dessert in party area

22.00 Entertainment and networking drinks

01:00 End

Experience the Dutch M&A Awards

Regulations M&A Awards

The regulations of the M&A Awards defines the establishment of the nominations and the determination of nominations and the winners of the M&A Awards 2020 in Brussels.

Download regulations 2020

Download here the regulations for the M&A Awards nominations and winners in 2020.

Panel of judges

A small group of experienced captains of industry is selected to cast their votes for each of the Awards categories. This document describes the procedures and the assessments for the M&A awards. Read here more about the panel of judges.

Jury process

- The nomination process for the annual M&A awards starts in July.
- A panel of judges is selected by the organisation on annual basis.
- Pitches per category for pre-nominations can be submitted by M&A and private equity professionals.
- The organization selects a longlist per category.
- The deals in the long lists are then reviewed and a short list is drawn up per category.
- The panel of judges will meet to cast their votes and reduce the shortlisted deals.
- The M&A awards nominees will be announced.
- The M&A Awards are evaluated every year.

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please let us know by contacting us.

Daphné Debaenst
[email protected]
+32 473 87 33 26

 

Table hosts M&A Awards 2020

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Partnerlogo Event Website Allen & Overy
Partnerlogo Event Website AON
Partnerlogo Event Website Argos
Partnerlogo Event Website Baker McKenzie
Partnerlogo Event Website Deloitte
Partnerlogo Event Website Eight Advisory
Partnerlogo Event Website EY
Partnerlogo Event Website JBR
Partnerlogo Event Website LDS
Partnerlogo Event Website Liedekerke
Partnerlogo Event Website Lincoln
Partnerlogo Event Website Linklaters
Partnerlogo Event Website Loyens&Loeff
Partnerlogo Event Website Lydian
Partnerlogo Event Website Nielen Schuman
Partnerlogo Event Website Rabobank
Partnerlogo Event Website Rothshild
Partnerlogo Event Website Stibbe
Partnerlogo Event Website The Capital Link
Partnerlogo Event Website Van Bael & Bellis
Partnerlogo Event Website Van Olmen & Wynant

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VENUE

  • Hôtel de la Poste
    Havenlaan 86C*
    1000 Brussels
    *Underground parking with shuttle service to event