2014 Best Corporates in the Capital Markets Awards

Please note - the voting deadline for these awards is open until Thursday, May 1.

LatinFinance's 2014 Best Corporates in the Capital Markets Awards celebrate the companies in Latin America and the Caribbean that have the best management and have made most impressive use of the debt and equity markets between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014.


The awards are judged on three factors:

- Financial and transaction data for companies over the reference period

- Market opinion

- LatinFinance editorial evaluation



Shortlisting

Shortlists in each category are drawn up by soliciting feedback from market participants, and examination of transaction data and market history.

Analysts and capital markets bankers were asked for feedback by phone and in person during March 2014 to solicit potential nominees in each category. That list was reviewed and refined by LatinFinance editorial staff and cross checked with publicly available data to ensure each nominee was a credible candidate.

LatinFinance editorial staff expanded the nomination list where appropriate after examination of transaction data and market history.

The shortlisting process was also used to refine the categories and definitions.



Selection

1. Voting

A market vote will be taken to inform the selection of the winners. Voting is open online from Wednesday April 22, 2014, to Thursday, May 1, 2014. The online poll is available here.

LatinFinance invites debt and equity bankers, portfolio managers, credit analysts, funding officials, CFOs and other market participants to vote on the shortlist. Each person may only vote once. Voters may not vote for their own company or an affiliated one. Individuals and companies are allowed to pass details of the voting process to their clients and peers.

Voters may indicate a company on the shortlist, or nominate another firm.

Votes are kept strictly confidential and will not be disclosed.



2. Examination of financial data

LatinFinance will review official financial data for each of the shortlisted or nominated corporates. As is relevant in each category, such data will include, but will not be limited to: financial reports and accounts, company presentations, stock exchange filings, transaction pricing details, secondary market trading data.



3. Editorial evaluation

LatinFinance's editorial team retains discretion over the final allocation of awards in each category. The final decision will be based on market votes submitted, financial data, and feedback on market events and transactions over the course of the past 12 months.



Awards

The winners of the awards in each category will be revealed in LatinFinance's July issue.


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