Nominees M&A Awards 2019 

The number of award categories was increased from two to five. The Panel of Judges is of the opinion that the efforts made by private equity and venture capital in terms of the development of promising Belgian businesses deserve positive attention. That is why, for the first time, awards are presented for the best deals in the area of PE Growth Capital and Best Venture Capital. The last category was divided into IC & Technology and Life Sciences, two sectors where Belgium excels, according to the Panel of Judges. 

.The winners of the M&A Awards 2019 will be announced on 28th November in Belgium’s Hôtel de la Poste in Brussels.

Nominees: Best Large-Cap Corporate Deal 2019

Daikin acquires AHT Cooling systems

Domo Chemicals acquires Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business in Europe

Gilead and Galapagos enter into transformative research and development collaboration

Nominees: Best Mid-Cap Corporate Deal 2019

Johnson & Johnson acquires stake in ArgenX

Kinepolis Group acquired US Movie theatre chain MJR Digital Cinemas

Mediahuis acquires Independent News & Media

Nominees: Best PE Growth Capital Deal 2019

Ardian Acquires Inula From Vendis Capital

GBfoods acquires Continental Foods

HG Capital acquires the Combell Group

Nominees: Best Venture Capital Deal 2019 – IC-Technology

Battery Ventures acquires majority stake in Guardsquare

CapitalG leads €110 million funding round in Collibra

Nominees: Best Venture Capital Deal 2019 – Life Sciences

Confo Therapeutics raises €30 million in Series A Investment Round

EyeD raises €28 million in investment round