Financial Times and Mergermarket Honor M&A Luminaries at 2013 European M&A Awards

The Liberty Global takeover of Virgin Media was voted M&A deal of the year, while Goldman Sachs took the prize for European financial advisor of the year. The buyout of Douglas Holding AG by Advent International collected the best private equity deal award, and Linklaters secured European legal advisor award.


13 December 2013

Financial Times & Mergermarket European M&A Awards

By most measures 2013 has been a busy year for M&A professionals, spurred by a slew of mega deals. The Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator (DFI) has shown a strong resurgence in deal activity, and we’re forecasting continued strong performance into early 2014.

This resurgence made competition strong at the annual Financial Times & Mergermarket European M&A Awards, hosted at London’s Savoy Hotel this week. Intralinks own Philip Whitchelo was among the judges, which also included executives from HSBC, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered, and Cass Business School.

Intralinks’ Philip Whitchelo (second from left) presents winners at the Financial Times & Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2013

The Liberty Global takeover of Virgin Media was voted M&A deal of the year, while Goldman Sachs took the prize for European financial advisor of the year. The buyout of Douglas Holding AG by Advent International collected the best private equity deal award, and Linklaters secured European legal advisor award.

Congratulations to all the winners.



Ian Bruce

Ian Bruce

Ian Bruce is the VP of Corporate Communications at Intralinks. He has 20 years of international marketing experience across software, hardware, consulting, and financial services at both VC-backed start-ups and large multinationals. Prior to joining Intralinks, Ian held various marketing and communications roles at Avid Technology, HP, Novell, Systinet, and CSC.