LatinFinance's 2020 Deals of the Year Awards are decided solely by LatinFinance's editors following an extensive research process. The key elements of each step of the process are outlined below.
LatinFinance editors can, at their discretion, discuss the relative merits of shortlisted transactions and institutions with a wide range of market participants, while maintaining the integrity of the nomination process.
Examination of financial data
LatinFinance will research data and other publicly available information for each of the nominated transactions and institutions. As is relevant in each category, such data will include, but not be limited to: presentations on the projects being financed, stock exchange filings, transaction pricing details, secondary market trading data. Nominations are required to include all relevant CUSIP, ISIN, or unique identifiers that are publicly available to pinpoint exactly which assets are being nominated for a potential award. Non-public transactions that are submitted through the formal nominations process need to have accompanying documentation for appropriate examination if they are to be considered for an award. Special circumstances or technological limitations should be discussed with the editorial department by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
LatinFinance's editorial team retains discretion over the final allocation of awards in each category. The final decision will be based on nominations, market consultation, research of financial data, and feedback on transactions over the course of the awards review period. LatinFinance reserves the right to withhold naming a category winner.
Winners will be informed in mid- to late November with the news embargoed until publication of the Q1 2021 edition of LatinFinance magazine. Given the uncertainty of travel during this period, award winners will be contacted to discuss plans for an appropriate presentation process to take place at a date and time to be determined in January 2021.