The shortlisted companies were selected by the global telecommunications title from a range of businesses across the telecoms industry, representing sectors including banking, finance and regulation.
The awards, now in its eighth year, will take place during the ‘TelecomFinance Conference & Awards 2013’, recognising the leading decision makers throughout last year.
Claire Landon, TelecomFinance Conference Editor, said: “2012 was another challenging year for telecoms operators and their advisers.
“The highlight was the long-awaited return of the IPO, and it is in recognition of this exciting development that we will be awarding a Global IPO of the Year Award at this conference.
“Our editorial team is looking forward to recognising the hard work of the global telecoms industry during an evening of networking and celebration of all that was achieved in 2012."
The finalists for Europe Deal of the Year, Middle East & Africa Deal of the Year and Global IPO of the Year are:
Europe Deal of the Year
• America Movil
• American Tower
Middle East & Africa Deal of the Year
• France Telecom
Global IPO of the Year
• Bharti Infratel
• Telefonica O2 Deutschland
The award winners will be announced during the TelecomFinance Awards, hosted by BBC presenter Simon McCoy, on 30 January at Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel.
The conference provides an opportunity for business leaders to network, discuss growth strategies and celebrate the achievements of key players in the telecom and finance industry.
The ceremony will also include the presentation for Cable & Telecoms IPO Bank of the Year, EMEA Financial Advisers for M&A Deals, EMEA Arrangers for Loan Deals, EMEA Bookrunners for Bond Issues and Asia Financial Advisers for M&A.
The conference is being live-blogged via the following link: http://www.showcase.press.net/
Stephanie Howel, Senior Marketing Executive
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