Dear dealmakers,
Thank you for answering our call to send in your nomination for this year's M&A Awards! You are about to endorse a candidate for the M&A Award for Best Deal 2023.

The nomination period for this M&A Award runs from 1 September to 23 October. After the nomination period is closed, a short list of 15 contenders is selected from the total list of nominated candidates.

Subsequently, the Panel of Judges will assess all shortlisted deals and cast their votes to create a top 6 of finalists for the M&A Award Best Deal 2023. The organization will publish the finalists for the M&A Awards 2023 mid-November on and, and the online voting by the M&A community will start.

Please note that only deals that meet the challenging requirements and expectations for this Award will be shortlisted.

Does your nomination meet the criteria for Best Deal 2023?
Deals eligible for the M&A Award Best Deal 2023 have a deal value that exceeds 250 million Euros and are characterized by skilled execution, the complexity of the transaction, innovative funding, a competitive purchase price and/or an excellent strategy behind the transaction. The deal is evidence of great and authentic leadership, including developing a strong, progressive culture and a wider contribution to all stakeholders and society. 
Deals which are not eligible, for more information see the regulations:
- Joint Ventures
- Minority Investments
- IPO's
- Bare asset deals
- non-Dutch deals

Criteria for your endorsement
In this questionnaire, you will be asked to write an endorsement (question 9) to substantiate the nomination for Best Deal 2023. Your endorsement must be specific and consist of a minimum of 500 words. The organization will reject all nominations submitted that do not meet these criteria. Only questionnaires received before October 23 2023 00:00 hours are valid.

Questions in questionnaire
Fact & Figures
- Your contact details 
- Name of the deal
- Brief description and outline of the deal
- Date closed
- Published value
- Buyer(s)
- Target(s)
- Seller(s)

Your endorsement, why does this deal deserve a nomination?
- Why should this deal win the Award for Best Deal 2023? 
- What was the deal rationale
- What is the impact of this deal on the company?
- What is the impact of this deal on the direct stakeholders?
- What is the impact of this deal on society?
- What was most complex about this deal?
- Involved firms and advisors buy-side 
- Involved firms and advisors target
- Involved firms and advisors sell side 
- Reference for M&A Awards organization to contact the buyer
- Reference for M&A Awards organization to contact the target
- Reference for M&A Awards organization to contact the seller
By completing this questionnaire, you agree that your written endorsement may be published online on the and