Entries must be received by Midnight 18th May 2018

Award Categories

Nomination Deadline – Friday 11th May
Questionnaire Deadline – Midnight Friday 18th May

Acquisition of the Year

Sponsored by Jaguar Landrover

This award recognises the Scottish headquartered company, which carried out the most ambitious, innovative or successful acquisition/s in 2017/18.

Sale of the Year

This award is for a Scottish headquartered company, which carried out the most successful and impressive sale/s in 2017/2018. It can be of the company itself or a subsidiary.

MBO/MBI/IBO/EBO of the Year

Sponsored by Shawbrook Bank

This award recognises the most effective management or institutional buyout or buy in of a Scottish headquartered company.

Deal Transaction Support Award

Sponsored by CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

This category recognises the work of an individual or an entire deal transaction team taking into account the quality of deals and the contribution made by the individual or team in bringing through successful conclusions.

Investor of the Year

This category recognizes the role of investors in Scotland who not only provide capital but really work with the management teams of Scottish based companies they support to add value and help the business reach another level.

Dealmaker of the Year

Sponsored by LendingCrowd

Finalists will not be announced for this award, the winner will be announced at the ceremony.

One of the most prestigious business awards in Scotland, the individual/team who wins this will be creative and dynamic with a first class track record. The individual or team will have played a key role in enabling a deal and/or deals to happen. The individual/team may have identified the opportunity or played a key role during negotiations.

Legal Advisor of the Year

Sponsored by Law Society of Scotland

This award recognizes the skills of legal advisors involved in deals. The judges will be looking at a number of factors including innovation and the ability to resolve complicated issues. Individual lawyers, firms or teams at individual firms can be nominated for this award.

Early Stage/Risk Capital Deal of the Year

This category recognises the quality of the investment capital, the level and complexity of the syndication of the investment, the scale of market opportunity for the company and potential return for investors, and the role of the management team and its advisers in realising the deal.

Deal of the Year

Sponsored by ThinCats

The judging panel will select the best deal chosen from the category winners.