The TMT M&A Adviser shortlist includes Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which advised on Malaysian operator Axiata’s recent acquisition of Axis in Indonesia; Barclays Capital which advised on Citic Telecoms acquisition in Macau; Citi which advised Carlyle on the buyout of Focus Media in China; Goldman Sachs, which advised on investments in India and China; Macquarie which advised on the Nextgen Networks acquisition in Australia and the Raine Group, which was lead adviser to Softbank on its acquisition of Sprint in the US. Each bank will be judged on its full list of deals for the year as well as standout deals.
ANZ, BNP Paribas, Citi, HSBC, IFC, the financing arm of the World Bank and ING have been short listed for the TMT Financing Bank of the Year category after impressive deal books. Citi is the only investment bank to feature on both the M&A Adviser and Financing Bank shortlists.
In the TMT Law Firm of the Year category Allen & Overy, Bird & Bird, Herbert Smith Freehills, Millbank, Paul, Weiss and Simmons & Simmons made the final shortlist with each firm particularly active advising on telecom M&A and spectrum licencing across the region in 2013.
The shortlists for M&A Adviser, Financing Bank and Law Firm of the Year are:
TMT M&A Adviser of the Year Asia
· Bank of America Merrill Lynch
· Barclays Capital
· Goldman Sachs
· The Raine Group
TMT Financing Bank of the Year
· BNP Paribas
TMT Law Firm of the Year
· Allen & Overy
· Bird & Bird
· Herbert Smith Freehills
· Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
· Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
· Simmons & Simmons
Shortlists for the remaining categories which include: TMT Operator of the Year, Leadership and Innovation Awards, will be announced later this week.
For the shortlists for TMT Deal of the Year go to www.tmtfinance.com/
The TMT Finance Asia 2014 Awards will be presented on January 16 following the TMT Finance & Investment Asia 2014 Conference at the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hotel Hong Kong, the 5th annual regional gathering for the telecom, finance and advisory community.
The winners are assessed against specially designed criteria and selected by an expert Judging Panel featuring leading industry experts, advisers, and bankers. For more details go towww.tmtfinance.com/
For more information on the TMT Finance & Investment Asia Conference and Awards go to http://www.tmtfinance.com/