Deals of the Year 2015

LatinFinance's Deals of the Year Awards for 2015 celebrate excellence in the capital markets of Latin America and the Caribbean from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015. The awards recognize outstanding transactions as well as the people and institutions that made them happen. 

Nominations closed
Thank you for your interest in LatinFinance's 2015 Deals of the Year Awards. The nominations period has now closed. Stay tuned for the winners, which will be announced in our January edition.

Categories

Provisional categories for LatinFinance's 2015 Deals of the Year Awards are listed below. Activity from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015 will be considered.

  1. Sovereign Issuer of the Year
  2. Corporate Issuer of the Year
  3. Sovereign Bond of the Year
  4. Quasi-Sovereign Bond of the Year
  5. Corporate High-Grade Bond of the Year
  6. Corporate High-Yield Bond of the Year
  7. Sovereign Liability Management of the Year
  8. Corporate Liability Management of the Year
  9. Initial Public Offering of the Year
  10. Equity Follow-On of the Year
  11. Private Equity Deal of the Year
  12. Cross-Border M&A Deal of the Year
  13. Domestic M&A Deal of the Year
  14. Syndicated Loan of the Year
  15. Financing Innovation of the Year
  16. Restructuring of the Year
  17. Local Currency Deal
  18. Structured Financing of the Year
  19. Trade Financing of the Year
  20. Law Firm of the Year: LatAm
  21. Law Firm of the Year: Mexico
  22. Law Firm of the Year: Brazil
  23. Law Firm of the Year: Andes
  24. Bond House of the Year
  25. M&A House of the Year
  26. Equity House of the Year
  27. Loan House of the Year
  28. Investment Bank of the Year

Criteria

The following lists highlight the main criteria to be used in judging LatinFinance's 2015 Deals of the Year awards. For all categories, we consider transactions that have closed between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.

Issuers:

Categories 1 and 2 will be judged on:

  • Extent of participation in the bond, loan and equity markets over the year, including the volume and diversity of deals
  • Sophistication of issuance strategy, including innovation and foresight
  • Structural aspects of transactions, success of issuances and geographical reach of deals

Deals:

Categories 3 to 19 will be judged on:

  • Market significance, strategic importance and groundbreaking qualities 
  • Structural aspects of the transaction, including complexity, innovation and size
  • Execution, including price and demand achieved compared to other references in the market with regard to conditions at the time
  • Secondary market performance, and reception by peers and investors
  • Geographic reach where relevant

Investment Banks and Law Firms:

Categories 20 to 28 will be judged on:

  • Overall strategy, volume and diversity of transactions
  • Innovation and foresight
  • Execution quality and success of transactions worked on
  • Role in particularly complex, innovative or large deals over the year
  • Quantity of transactions worked on over the year, and compared to previous years

Selection process


Pitches

Market participants are invited to nominate one transaction or institution per award category. This must be submitted via the official nomination form, which must be returned to awards@latinfinance.comas an excel document. Institutions are welcome to submit further documentation to support their pitch.

LatinFinance will accept written pitches until Friday October 2, 2015.

LatinFinance editorial staff will be available for award pitch meetings and conference calls between September 25 and October 16.

Further details regarding the pitching process can be requested by email

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Examination of data

LatinFinance will review official data for each of the transactions and institutions pitched, and others the selection team believes merit consideration. Data and information reviewed includes pitch documents and comments from meetings, Dealogic data, recommendations from clients and LatinFinance reporting.

Editorial evaluation

LatinFinance's  editorial team retains discretion over the final allocation of awards in each category. The final decision will be based on information supplied in pitch documents and meetings or calls, research of financial data and analysis, interviews, and our knowledge of markets and activity over the course of the past 12 months. 

Announcement

Winners will be informed by October 23 with the news embargoed until winners are publicly announced at our awards dinner in New York on January 14, 2016.

Submit your nomination

Reviewed the selection process, criteria and categories

Download the nomination form and send the completed document in excel format, along with any supporting material, by email before end of day on October 2.

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Contact

General enquiries should be sent to srosner@latinfinance.com with "Deals of the Year" in the subject line.


Category-specific inquiries should be addressed to the primary journalist for each category, as follows:


Patrick Ferguson patrick.ferguson@latinfinance.com

Corporate Issuer of the Year

Corporate Liability Management of the Year

Corporate High-Grade Bond of the Year

Corporate High-Yield Bond of the Year

Bond House of the Year

Sovereign Bond of the Year

Sovereign Issuer of the Year

Quasi-Sovereign Bond of the Year

Sovereign Liability Management of the Year


Jennifer Roig jennifer.roig@latinfinance.com

Local Currency Deal of the Year

Syndicated Loan of the Year

Law Firm of the Year: Mexico

Law Firm of the Year: Andes

Law Firm of the Year: Brazil

Law Firm of the Year: Latin America

Trade Financing of the Year

Restructuring of the Year


Sara Rosner srosner@latinfinance.com

Financing Innovation of the Year

Structured Financing of the Year

Investment Bank of the Year


Aaron Weinman aaron.weinman@latinfinance.com

Domestic M&A Deal of the Year

Initial Public Offering of the Year

Equity Follow-On of the Year

M&A House of the Year

Equity House of the Year

Cross-Border M&A Deal of the Year

Private Equity Deal of the Year



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