M&A Belgium meets in Hotel de la Poste on November 26, 2020

The M&A Awards is the annual landmark event for professionals working in M&A, corporate finance and private equity. Over 400 rainmakers come together in the in the heart of Brussels to celebrate the best deals and dealmakers of 2020. Winning deals, dealmakers and firms will be announced during the exclusive black-tie gala dinner.
 

M&A Awards Categories

  • Best Large Cap Corporate Deal
    Corporate deals are defined as deals where commercial organizations play the leading role, particular via a M&A strategy. The best Mid-Cap corporate deals are determined by skilled execution, complexity of the transaction, innovative funding, 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
    Corporate deals are defined as deals where commercial organizations play the leading role, particular via a M&A strategy. The best Mid-Cap corporate deals are determined by skilled execution, complexity of the transaction, innovative funding, 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.

  • Best Venture Capital Deal – IC-Technology
    Best Venture Capital Deal – Life Sciences
    This category is divided into IC & Technology and Life Sciences, two sectors where Belgium excels, according to the Panel of Judges

Prestigious awards in luxurious ambience

Op 28 November was het schitterende Concert Noble het toneel van de M&A Awards, het sluitstuk van een sterk dealjaar. Er worden 2 prestigieuze awards verdeeld door de vakjury.

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

20.30 Dinner speaker Rudi Pauwels

21.55 Awards ceremony

M&A Award Venture Capital deal – IC-Technology
M&A Award Venture Capital deal - Life Sciences
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

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Regulations M&A Awards

The regulations of the M&A Awards contain an explanation of the categories that are used. The regulations are reviewed annually and, where necessary, adjusted in consultation with experts.

Download regulations 2019

Download the regulations for the M&A Awards nominations and winners in 2019 here.

Panel of judges

A small group of experienced captains of industry is selected to cast their votes for each of the Awards categories. The judges have/held a position in which they have gained a lot of M&A experience and have shown leadership. All judges are prominent people working in M&A, corporate finance and/or private equity for many years in senior positions. Click here to view the panel of judges

Framework and determination nominees and winners

The nomination process for the annual M&A Awards starts in July 2019.
Annually, a panel of judges is selected by the organisation.
- The panel of judges can each pre-nominate three deals for each of the categories and each judge will substantiate his or her nominations briefly
- The organisation verifies if all votes and nominations meet the requirements as stipulated in these regulations. If needed, votes or nominations are declared invalid.
- The panel of judges cast their votes for all the the nominations.
- The votes are being counted and for each of the categories five deals are being shortlisted.
- The M&A awards nominees are announced as soon as the panel of judges agrees to do so.
- The M&A Awards are evaluated annually.

How can we assist you? I am here to answer your questions and tell you more about the M&A Awards. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Ezri Joy Blaauw
[email protected]
+31(0)20 5788913 / +31(0)6 46384782

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Venue 2019

VENUE

  • Hôtel de la Poste
    Havenlaan 86C*
    1000 Brussels
    * an underground parking is to be found at this address. From there you can take a shuttle or walk 300 meters to Hôtel de la Poste