Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a key driver of business activity, allowing companies to quickly expand their operations or move into new markets.

The M&A category includes organizations that have expanded their business operations by entering into significant mergers or acquisitions deals within the sector; those that signify an improvement in the acquiring party’s standing in a market or have made an impact on the sector itself.

We only consider acquisitions of whole businesses or stakes rather than asset transactions and deals must have been closed during the research period.

Project Examples

  • Public M&A
  • Private M&A
  • Private equity acquisitions

Submitting case studies

All companies and institutions are invited to submit evidence to the rankings research via the submission of case studies through our Submission Portal. Case studies are any projects, deals or news related to the company in the 12 months back from our submission deadline.

For each case study you should explain the following details of the project:

  • Aims
  • Challenges
  • Process
  • Key personnel
  • Innovative or novel elements
  • Outcome (including effect on your business)

Case studies will be taken into consideration for all relevant ranking categories.

Submitting your case studies is the best way to ensure that we are aware of the innovative and outstanding work you are doing so you get the credit you deserve.