After a record-breaking year in 2021, we are seeing dynamic structural changes as the M&A industry begins to reinvent and recover. Sectors like Technology, Healthcare and Advanced Manufacturing and many more will target the systemic issues and prove to be triumphant again in 2022.
The M&A Awards is hosted by Acquisition international again for the sixth year and will once again highlight the leading companies whose performances have stood out in this competitive market. As mentioned, the deal making environment is advancing greatly, and Acquisition international is looking to award the companies who are evolving too.
Nominees in the M&A Awards 2022 will be assessed based on their achievements over the year by our in-house panel of judges. This assessment will be centred around the evaluation of commercial success, resilience and considering those who are building trust across a wider coalition.
This year M&A is predicted to transform business and safeguard the future. The M&A Awards 2022 is looking to nominate corporations who are withstanding the developments from traditional M&A, deploying a wide range of growth strategies like cross-sector alliances with specialists, partnerships with governments and investments in disruptive technologies.
Should you win, Acquisition International will not only aim to boost your brands publicity, but it will also increase your credibility. Gaining a competitive advantage over others is key, but a visual reminder can also raise employee morale and motivation.
Here at Acquisition International, we are passionate about equipping our successful winners with awards and marketing materials, by celebrating them in our magazine. Each month our magazine is circulated to in-excess of 108,000 professionals, including Top Tier Managers, Investment Professionals, Business Advisers and Service Providers. These leading visionaries need to be kept up to date with the latest developments, appointments, regulations and challenges their region is facing, and we deliver this through our vast selection of online resources including our monthly magazine, website, and a range of awards programmes, which you could be a part of.
Typically, we aim to offer a varied range of optional celebratory packages to acknowledge the excellence of your business. These packages are designed to perfectly promote your business to others of the same nature, increasing brand exposure.
Acquisition International allows you to reach your target market and showcase your talent and industry knowledge through its popular magazine and easy-to-use website.
So, should you wish to be included in the M&A Awards 2022 or know of a business or individual deserving of a place on the shortlist, please submit a nomination using the voting form below.
Any further queries can be sent to this year’s Awards Coordinator, Victoria Cotton.
Nominees are gained via our online nomination form from magazine subscribers, online visitors, social media following, clients and our wider circulation.
Those putting forward nominees are welcome to nominate their own firm or colleagues within their firm as well as third party businesses.
Acquisition International is part of the publishing house AI Global Media, the publishers also put forward nominees for consideration.
All those who formally accept their nomination will be asked if they would like to submit material for further consideration as supporting evidence.
We consider materials supplied by nominees, information on those nominated businesses available online and any information supplied with the original nomination.
Our research team who are highlighted below will assess all information presented when it comes to determining winners.
The team gather information independently from a number of publicly available sources, they will assess the material supplied by the nominees and by those who put them forward originally.
They will cast their final judgment based on various criteria including client dedication, innovation, business growth, longevity, online reputation, client feedback and business performance.
Once winners have been determined each winner will be contacted directly.
Details of those winners will be embargoed until Acquisition International formally announce the winners publicly via the website and award winners' magazine.
We encourage all of our winners to publicly announce their win independently.
Announcements via company websites, social media channels, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are a great way of really maximising the exposure gained from such an amazing achievement.
After joining the business in 2015, Martyn has been involved with numerous award programmes on Acquisition International and has thus developed a keen interest in corporate finance matters. Gaining an understanding of the trends affecting how businesses perform has been hugely important in his role as lead researcher on AI.
Martyn is honoured to be the figurehead for AI award programmes, after witnessing the brand develop over the last four years.
Laura is our awards manager overseeing a number of our key Acquisition International awards programmes
Jeremy is head of the research team, a diligent individual committed to Acquisition International’s customers and award winners
As one of AI Global Media’s Directors, Kathryn is passionate about delivering maximum value for each award winner.
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