Eligibility and nomination process
To be eligible for our awards, deals must: be valued at or below roughly $1 billion and have been completed (not just announced) by Dec. 31 of the award year. Nominations are encouraged, although not required. The nomination process is online, and we accept submissions only through our electronic forms. We announce the opening of the nomination process on our website and through our daily e-newsletters in late December or early January. The deadline for nominations is typically in late January or early February. There is no fee, and there is no limit on the number of nominations submitted by a firm or individual.