The M&A International Media Awards honor individual journalists who have contributed in an outstanding way to the reporting and analysis of M&A activities. This annual award was established to both recognize and encourage independent journalism around the world in all languages. The Media Awards cover both international and local M&A, the big ticket deals and M&A in the rapidly growing middle market.
All journalists writing for internationally distributed print media in English as well as for leading business newspapers in their home countries in English or local languages can participate. Articles published by news agencies or electronic trade media will also be accepted excluding broadcast reporting (television or radio). The articles must be published in the 12 months to 30 June in the year of the award. The number of entries is limited to three articles per journalist.
2007 M&A International Media Awards
Commenting on the launch of the second year of the awards, Hans Bethge, Chairman of M&A International Inc., said: “The tremendous response last year from 90 journalists in 20 countries submitting 140 articles in 15 languages for the M&A International Media Awards in its inaugural year encouraged us to continue with this benchmark journalism prize.”
Award categories. The prize, totalling US$12,000, will be awarded to three categories by an independent specialist jury under the criteria content, quality of research and style. The categories are:
The winners of the first place for each of the three categories are invited to join the annual M&A Mid Market Forum (“MMF”), a leading global industry event attended by more than 300 M&A professionals from more than 35 countries. This year, the MMF will take place in Paris on 9 November 2007. The winners will receive their prize during the event’s gala dinner. Winners of the first place for each of the three categories will be awarded US$2,000 (plus travel expenses and accommodation). Second place awards receive US$1,000 (plus accommodation) and US$1,000 for the third place awards.
The jury. The jury members are: Prof. Umberto Bocchino, Studio Bocchino (Italy); Hans Hendrik Fischer, Danfoss (Denmark); John Jay, New Star (UK); N.K. Misra, Tata Steel (India); Matthew Porzio, IntraLinks Inc. (USA); Raimon Segura de Lassaletta, Cuatrecasas (Spain); Howard E. Steinberg, McDermott Will & Emery (USA); Dr. Hong Zhang, Deutsche Bank Institute (China); Dr. Hans Bethge, M&A International Inc. (Germany).
The awards ceremony. As part of the MMF's gala dinner, the winning awards will be presented at the Pavillon Gabriel in Paris on 9 November.