Awards criteria

Deals of the Year Awards 2019

This year marks 23 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 was 18 November 2019 and winners will be announced at the prestigious, invitation-only Deals of the Year Awards Dinner on 14 December 2020.


Award categories



Bonds above £750m

Bonds below £750m

Loans above £750m

Loans below £750m

Corporate Finance

Sustainable Finance



Small EMEA

Large EMEA

Small UK

Large UK

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
  • Deals must have been completed between 1 December 2018 and 31 October 2019 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

We are looking to identify the corporate treasury teams highly regarded by their peers and advisors. You should nominate on the basis of the broad achievements of the team across all areas of treasury, view the awards platform for specific criteria. Judging for the team awards will take into account the relative size of the company and treasury team.


  • Anyone in the treasury community is entitled to nominate a team in each category
  • 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
  • You must declare if the team is your client
  • You can nominate your own treasury team.


Please note: The team awards differ from the deal awards, where team dynamics, innovative approaches and demonstrating a cohesive approach to achieve success will all be measured, rather than technical skills.

Full details can be found on the awards platform and we encourage entrants to provide as much detail as possible against each point.


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 of 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: 10 September 2019

Deadline for submissions: 18 November 2019

Awards ceremony and dinner: 26 March 2020


If you have any questions about the awards, please contact us at



The nomination closing date was 18 November

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please email us. 


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