Deals of the Year Awards 2018

Banking Hall 14 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND
Thursday 7 February 2019

Deals of the Year Awards 2018

This year marks 22 years celebrating the outstanding achievements of corporate treasurers and their teams who have shown innovation and excellence across the treasury spectrum. The deadline for nominations is 23 November 2018 and winners will be announced at the prestigious, invitation-only Deals of the Year Awards Dinner on 7 February 2019.


Award categories

  • Bonds Above £750m
  • Bonds Below £750m
  • Loans Above £750m
  • Loans Below £750m
  • Corporate Finance
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Small UK Treasury Team of the Year (market cap below £4bn)
  • Large UK Treasury Team of the Year (market cap above £4bn)
  • Small EMEA Treasury Team of the Year (market cap below £4bn)
  • Large EMEA Treasury Team of the Year (market cap above £4bn)

The Awards celebrate the achievements of the corporate treasurer and recognise companies and individuals that have shown innovation and excellence in corporate treasury. All types of deals are considered and judged on the basis of meeting the consistent criteria, rather than on the size of the deal. The panel of judges will select a winner from the list of nominations for each of the above categories, plus an overall winner from the deals categories.


General criteria

  • Corporate organisations only (not banks, financial institutions or government departments)
  • All sizes of deal and company will be taken into consideration
  • To qualify the deal/ project must have been executed by the treasury team/treasurer within Europe, the Middle East or Africa (EMEA)
  • Deals must have been completed between 1 December 2017 and 31 October 2018 to qualify for consideration


Deals awards

Each deal will be considered from the corporate treasury perspective on the basis that it shows excellence in corporate treasury, as demonstrated by any or all of the following:

  • sound treasury management
  • efficient pricing
  • optimal or innovative structure
  • relative success in prevailing market conditions

The deal must involve a non financial corporate organisation and the treasury team must have played a significant role.

Team awards

The team awards take into account the relative size of the company and treasury team, who, across all treasury disciplines – cash management, corporate finance and funding, governance and risk management – are considered to have demonstrated all or any of the following:

  • sound treasury management
  • strong technical knowledge and ability
  • innovation in technology and systems
  • ability to build strong relationships with the company’s bankers and advisors
  • the concept of treasury 'team' should also be taken widely – it may consist of one or two people in the treasury department supported by a broader team of people who help perform the treasury function.

The judging panel

The distinguished Deals of the Year Awards Panel of judges comprises experienced practitioners from across the treasury, corporate finance, banking and advisory worlds.


The nomination process

We encourage all corporate treasury teams, bankers and advisors to nominate your choices for The Deals of the Year Awards. You can nominate as many deals in as many different categories as you wish including your own! If you have completed an interesting transaction or project that you think is worthy or recognition but are not sure which category to enter, don't let that stop you. Just pick the category that best matches and the judges will consider it accordingly. Or contact us for more information at Conflict of interest Please make the judging panel aware of any conflicts of interest there may be ie: involvement in the deal, key client etc.


Important dates

Nominations open: 24 September 2018

Deadline for submissions: 23 November 2018

Awards ceremony and dinner: 7 February 2019


ACT Deals of the Year Awards 2018 - Dinner

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Banking Hall, 14 Cornhill




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