How it works - M&A League Tables

This section is for League Table entries only. For all non-League Table nominations (deals, companies, investors) please find out more here, or submit here 

The Process - League Tables 

Step 1: Submit your data by October 27, 2023 

  • TMT M&A Awards are the only pure-play TMT M&A deal awards and they act as the most important benchmark for the leading financial and legal advisers and investors active in the sector.
  • The League Tables are compiled using our comprehensive TMT DealData which includes a powerful mix of aggregated and proprietary M&A data points
  • There is no cost to submit your deals to us, but to ensure we capture your deals, please submit your data no later than our deadline of October 17, 2023.
  • You can use our simple upload tool here or contact our Head of Research Olga Stahl at
  • We are looking for data for all M&A deals announced between Sep 1, 2022 and Aug 31, 2023 and over $50m deal value

Step 2: Data analysis

  • Our research team then analyses TMT DealData to identify and shortlist the top performing advisors, investors and deals in a range of M&A League Table categories.
  • If your transactions have undisclosed values we will use our own proprietary data if we have it - otherwise the deal will count for Volume only (not Value)
  • M&A advisers who wish to be considered for the awards must appear within TMT DealData league tables.
  • Our league tables capture the role of an adviser mandated on any side of the deal (bidder, target or seller)
  • Full criteria can be found here: /awards/criteria

Step 3: Shortlists announced from November 4, 2023

  • As soon as the data analysis is complete, the TMT M&A Awards shortlists are publicly announced. Only firms that appear on the shortlist are eligible to enter TMT M&A Awards
  • For all adviser shortlists, this is for deals announced between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023 (excluding lapsed or cancelled) with a deal value of more than USD 50m
  • For Digital Infra M&A adviser shortlists, this takes into account where the dominant subsectors are: Datacentres, Fibre, Cable and Broadband; Towers and Small Cells; Satellite
  • For Technology M&A adviser shortlists, this takes into account where the dominant sector is: Technology and dominant subsectors are: Cloud, IT and Managed Services, Enterprise Software and SaaS, IoT, Aps, Marketplace and eCommerce, FinTech, Hard Tech, AI and Automation and Cybersecurity
  • The full league tables will be published in early February 2024. 

Step 4: Send a pitch by November 30, 2023

  • Each firm who successfully makes the shortlist is invited to write up to a 350-word pitch which will then be used in conjunction with the data and reviewed by our panel of expert judges.
  • Those shortlisted firms who also submit a pitch will clearly have an advantage versus those who choose not to submit a pitch
  • Your pitch needs to tell the story behind the data – our judges are looking for how the individuals, teams, firm added value to the M&A deal processes and highlight any solutions to challenging circumstances.
  • The pitch documents are treated as confidential but please mark any previously undisclosed information as 'Confidential'
  • Winners will be judged on factors including size, quantity, scale, market impact, complexity, financing, and any other relevant conditions under which the transaction was executed.
  • Please submit your pitches to