Mergermarket Honours M&A Leaders at 2014 European M&A Awards

Over 300 executives were in attendance at the Mergermarket M&A Awards 2014 to honor the accomplishments of Europe’s leading dealmakers.


18 December 2014

Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2014

This year has been a great year for deal-making, spurred by large increases in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) announcements across almost all sectors — with particular strength in high technology, financials, healthcare, energy & power, and media and entertainment. The latest Intralinks Deal Flow Predicator (DFP), which tracks early-stage M&A deals approximately six months prior to announcement, points to strong continued growth in global M&A activity through early 2015.

This renaissance made competition strong at the annual Mergermarket European M&A Awards, which recognises achievement and excellence in the European M&A by the financial advisory, legal and private equity communities. Now in its eighth year, the Mergermarket European M&A Awards, hosted at London’s Savoy Hotel, are the most prestigious recognition for the M&A community in Europe. Over 300 executives from investment banks and law firms were in attendance to honor the accomplishments of Europe’s leading dealmakers. I was honoured to be asked once again to join the international judging panel, which also included professionals from Mergermarket, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Cass Business School, City University London, Standard Chartered, Dealreporter, Liberty Global, ASSA Abloy, Penta Investments, GE, DHL Logistics, KKR, Latham & Watkins, and McDermott Will & Emery.

Here are just a few highlights: The merger of Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd. was awarded M&A Deal of the Year, Zaoui & Co won European Boutique M&A Financial Adviser of the Year, Citi collected the prize of European M&A Financial Adviser of the Year, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was named European M&A Legal Adviser of the Year, and Altice scooped the award for IPO of the Year.

Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees. You can read Mergermarket’s press release from the Awards for a full list of winners and see more photos from the event here.

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[caption id="attachment_2038" align="alignnone" width="640"]M&A Deal of the Year 2014: Merger of Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd, Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2014 M&A Deal of the Year 2014: Merger of Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd, Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2014[/caption]

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