Rainmaker Awards to celebrate Yorkshire’s corporate finance community

YORKSHIRE’S only community-led corporate finance awards programme, The Rainmaker Awards, will be held on July 7.

Set up to recognise the skill, enterprise, achievement, innovation and excellence of the region’s corporate finance community, the Rainmaker Awards are different.

The shortlisted transactions in the year to March 31 will be picked by an invited 30-strong panel from the corporate finance community. Team category shortlists will be drawn up by TheBusinessDesk.com, after extensive research using Experian CorpFin data.
Firms from across the region will then vote online for all of the category shortlists, with only one vote per category from each firm, to produce the winners.
If your firm would like to be part of our judging process, please email Catherine@outthereevents.com
The winners will then be announced at the Rainmaker Awards dinner at the Royal Armouries, Leeds.
This year’s awards also include a new category, recognising the work of the transaction services teams.

Alex Turner, editor of TheBusinessDesk.com: said: “After last year’s successful launch of the Rainmaker Awards in Yorkshire, we are looking forward to another great evening.

“The last 12 months have seen another active period for the region’s corporate financiers and private equity investors and there are a lot of significant deals for the community to discuss and decide between.”
Deals information will be sourced from Experian CorpFin and TheBusinessDesk’s records of corporate activity, but we also welcome submissions from individual firms. Please email deal details for the year to March 31 to alex.turner@thebusinessdesk.com by April 21.
There are still opportunities for businesses to get involved as sponsors and supporters.
For sponsorship details please contact phillipa.fox@thebusinessdesk.com or seb.hussey@thebusinessdesk.com 
Legal Team of the Year
The firm whose work has spanned not just one significant deal, but has been consistently at the heart of the key transactions in the region over the past 12 months.
Corporate Finance Team of the Year
The team that has led the way in the region. The shortlisted teams will have been consistently at the epicentre of significant transactional activity.

Transaction Services Team of the Year

Often seen as the unsung heroes of the corporate finance world, this award will highlight the work of the Transaction Services team that has played a key role in the major deals of the year.
VC/Private Equity Team of the Year
Fund-raisings, investment activity and successful exits should be taken into account. However, the Return on Investment (ROI) that the house has generated within the past 12 months will be of primary focus.
Funder of the Year
This award recognises the most active player in the regional corporate finance market in terms of both the quantity and quantum.
Public Markets Deal of the Year
This award is looking to recognise the Public Markets deal – IPO, acquisition or disposal – that has achieved significance through either value, complexity or strategic importance.
Private Equity Exit Deal of the Year
This category speaks for itself – the most successful ROI from a portfolio investment.
International Deal of the Year
Advisers who have worked on a high value strategically important transaction involving a non UK based purchaser or vendor.
M&A Deal of the Year
This award is for the most strategically important regional transaction. This transaction will be recognised for both scale and the transformational nature of its impact.
Small Cap Deal of the Year
This award is for the most strategically important regional transaction worth up to £10m. This award recognises outstanding technical skill and pragmatism.
Rainmaker of the Year