Mergers & Acquisitions is seeking nominations for our 16th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards. Nominations are due by Friday, February 24. Winners will be announced May 1 on our website and published in the May/June 2023 issue of Mergers & Acquisitions.


This year we will continue to focus on the deals themselves, recognizing the best of the middle market. Winners will include all players involved in the deal — buyers, sellers, investment banks, law firms and other advisors.

What Makes a Winner?

The 2023 Mid-Market Deals of the Year Awards honor the transactions that set the gold standard for M&A. To determine the winners, we ask:

  • How does this deal stand out from others?
  • In what way is the deal pioneering or innovative?
  • What does the buyer gain in the deal?
  • How does the deal affect the sector the companies are in?
  • What challenges did the deal overcome and how?
  • How does the deal demonstrate leadership?
  • Are there any “fun facts” that make the deal special?

For examples of past winners, please see:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Transactions must have closed between 1/1/22 and 2/24/23.
  • Deal value must be between $100M and approximately $1B. (Deals with undisclosed terms are also accepted.)
  • The buyer and/or seller must be a U.S. company.

Nomination Process

  • Nominations must be submitted through our electronic form only.
  • There is no fee to submit a nomination.
  • Anyone can submit a nomination, but the buyer will be the winner.
  • There is no limit to the number of nominations an individual or firm can nominate.
  • On the nomination form, please provide only information that we may publish.
  • We do not accept anonymous nominations or confidential information on the nomination form.
  • Please do not use excerpts taken verbatim from marketing material and/or press releases as answers to the questions. This diminishes the nomination’s candidacy.


February 24: Nominations due

May 1: Winners announced on our website

The 16th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards will also be published in the May/June 2023 issue of Mergers & Acquisitions.

All decisions are made by the editorial team. Please send comments and questions to: [email protected].

We look forward to receiving your nomination. Good luck to all the nominees!