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Emerging Leaders Awards - EMEA 2017

Fri Sep 1, 2017 - Sat Sep 30, 2017
00:00 - 00:00

Nominations are being accepted for the 2nd EMEA Emerging Leaders Awards to be presented by The M&A Advisor and Shard Financial Media.


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The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition and presentation of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created the Emerging Leaders Awards recognition programme in the US in 2010 to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging leaders of our industry.


Seven years on, and The M&A Advisor, in partnership with Shard Media Group are hosting the 2nd Emerging Leaders Awards – EMEA.


Returning for its second year in EMEA, the awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community.

1. Dealmaker
2. Legal Professional
3. Service Professional
4. Professional
5. Corporate Development Professional


Our Emerging Leaders programme is a clear statement of our intent to celebrate and be part of the next generation of the professionals who will shape, develop and grow the industry.


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The 2nd Annual Emerging Leaders Awards - EMEA, will celebrate the accomplishments of M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals, whose significant level of success while still under the age of  40, establishes them as the industry’s emerging leaders.


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This Emerging Leaders Awards nomination form is for individuals residing in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The 2017 Awards programme will feature winners in each of the following five categories:

  1. Dealmaker:
    Who should enter: Buyers, Sellers, and M&A Advisors, including Investment Banking Professionals; Private Equity, Hedge Fund and Family Office Professionals; Corporate Development Professionals; and Corporate Executives.

  1. Legal Professional:
    Who should enter: External and In-House Counsel.

  1. Service Professional:
    Who should enter: Suppliers of services to M&A, turnaround and financing professionals, including Consulting, Accounting, Lending, Valuation, Research, Virtual Data Rooms, Publishing, Real Estate, Insurance & Risk & Investor, etc.

  1. Marketing, Communication and Business Development Professional:
    Who should enter: Media relations, Marketing and Business Development professionals supporting corporate development, private equity, investment banking, law, and other services related to M&A, restructuring and corporate finance.

  1. Corporate Development Executive:
    Who should enter: A Corporate Development Executive who is involved in M&A, turnaround, restructuring and/or corporate finance for their organisation.


Entering is free as Credit Strategy has covered the submission fees for you.

The judge’s will be looking for evidence in all of the below areas:

  1. Nominee’s career accomplishments
  2. Nominee’s professional expertise
  3. Nominee’s community and/or charitable activity
  4. Nominee’s unique circumstances


All professionals born after June 1977 and are active in the M&A, Financing or Turnaround industries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa are eligible to enter the 2nd Annual Emerging Leaders Awards - EMEA.




a. Prior Winners of the M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards - are NOT eligible for this year’s awards. Prior Finalists are eligible.

b. Nominees must be active professionals in the M&A, Financing or Turnaround industries in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

c. Eligible candidates are invited to submit a nomination directly or be nominated by their company, colleagues, friends or family.

d. The nomination must be completed in its entirety for the Nominee to be eligible.

e. A separate nomination form must be submitted for each professional nominated.

f. Nominations must be submitted online using this website only.

g. The Final Deadline for submissions is 16 June 2017



The process for submission is simple:

  1. Prepare the following information that will be requested for online submission:
    • Nominee contact information
    • Nominee’s three career highlights and 200 word biography
    • Nominee line managers contact information
  1. You will be able to save your entry and return to the online form to complete your submission(s) at your convenience
  2. Submit the Online Nomination Form. Note that a separate Nomination Form must be prepared for each professional nominated.

Use the link provided below to begin submitting your nomination(s) online


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An independent committee of M&A, Financing and Turnaround industry business leaders will judge all nominations. These judges will evaluate the nominees’ career accomplishments and professional expertise. Consideration will also be given to community service, philanthropic endeavours and any unique circumstances.

Judging criteria:

  • Nominee’s career accomplishments - 40% of score
  • Nominee’s professional expertise – 30% of score
  • Nominee’s community and/or charitable activity – 20% of score
  • Nominee’s unique circumstances – 10% of score


The M&A Advisor and its independent judges will maintain the strictest confidentiality possible for all sensitive details provided. Nomination forms will not be publicised. Upon the selection of award winners, only the candidates’ names, titles, firm name, photograph and submitted biography will be publicised.


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Want to know more about the awards, need advice on what categories to enter or wish to book? Simply give us a call.


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Early bird - until 12 June

Single ticket: £495

Half table: £2,295

Full table: £4,295


Standard - from 13 June

Single ticket: £595

Half table: £2,695

Full table: £5,095



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