What type of information is best for us to submit?
In general, the more information you provide – and the more relevant it is – the stronger your nomination is likely to be.
Will there be an Awards Gala Dinner?
Given the current global uncertainty around physical events, FinanceAsia will not be hosting an Achievement Awards Gala Dinner in 2021. Instead, winners will be offered promotional solutions that showcase their award across print, digital and social channels. All the awards winners will be contacted by FinanceAsia’s commercial team to create a tailor-made advertising campaign to fit their requirements.
FOR INDIVIDUAL DEAL AWARDS
Are one- or two-page case studies acceptable?
Can we also submit graphics, tables, charts, etc?
Are deals eligible if they haven’t closed by the submission deadline but are scheduled to close by year-end 2020?
Can we enter an individual deal in different categories within a single pitch document?
Do we need to send a separate submission for the Deal of the Year category?
No, we will decide this award from the entire universe of deal submissions.
FOR REGIONAL DEAL AWARDS
Which type of deals are eligible?
Equity (all types)
Debt (all types including syndicated loans)
Venture Capital / Private Equity
Is Japan included? Yes. Domestic and cross-border Japanese deals (by both foreign and domestic issuers) are included in our regional deal awards. These deals will also be eligible for our overall deal of the year decided by FinanceAsia’s editorial team. However, they will not be eligible for our individual deal awards, nor for the house awards. The only Japanese deals eligible for all categories are Yen dominated transactions by non-Japan Asian issuers.
FOR HOUSE AWARDS
Will deals that close after we submit be considered? Yes. We welcome early submissions, but we also recognise that some banks may want to update us with news about a flagship deal closed during the awards period.