Celebrating the best-in-class transactions and organisations across the international infrastructure and energy sectors

[Judging period: Only transactions closed between 1st January 2019 and 31st December 2019 will be considered]

Awards will be handed out at our four regional dinners in March 2020.
Dubai - 11 March |  New York - 19 March | London - 26 March | Singapore - 31 March


IJGlobal will recognise excellence in deals in each sector and regions, and the IJGlobal editorial staff, in consultation with the markets where they are located, will pick the winning deals.

Africa // Asia Pacific // Europe // Latin America // MENA // North America

Oil & Gas
Social Infra
Battery Storage
Export Finance


IJGlobal will recognise and reward excellent and exceptional performance in the company awards categories. The IJGlobal editorial staff, in consultation with the markets where they are located, will pick the winner.

Asia Pacific // Europe & Africa // International LatAm // MENA // North America 

Bond Arranger
Corporate Trust
Financial Adviser
Insurance Adviser

Legal Adviser
Model Auditor
Tax Adviser
Technical Adviser





The IJGlobal Awards recognise excellence among market participants by naming outstanding public and private sector players in their region. The Company Awards will be judged by an external, expert industry judging panel from a shortlist determined by the editorial team.

The IJGlobal Awards celebrates the pivotal role played by companies advising on one, or more, of the year's most outstanding infrastructure and/or project finance transactions that reached financial close in the 2019 calendar year. Winners are selected in each sub-category on a regional basis as well as for overall global involvement.

The IJGlobal editorial team – together with an independent panel of expert judges from the region where the transactions closed – look for deals that include one or more of the following elements:

Innovation – Who is truly innovative and shaping new contract and financing structures in the marketplace? The judges want to hear about the entrant’s role in executing pathfinder transactions, such as those using new private finance structures in mature and emerging infrastructure markets. It is beneficial to focus on technical innovations and challenges overcome Diversity – The judges also like to see diversity across geographies and sector technologies supporting the international development of infrastructure and energy.

Diversity is not a pre-requisite to winning an award, but it does help differentiate entrants involved in the same or similar transactions

Quality (Not Quantity) – It’s not about who did the most work, but who did the best work. Our judges will only consider up to three transactions from each participant. So, please highlight the very best transactions to reach financial close in 2019 and clearly articulate the impact you brought to each one


Submissions should demonstrate that the nominated deal involved genuine innovation and moved the market forward. They should include as much information as possible about the unique features of each deal, highlighting obstacles that had to be overcome, as well as identifying elements that set it apart from other transactions to have closed in that region/sector.

Eligible deal types include acquisitions, bond financings, bank financings, all-equity deals, corporate financings, hybrid and government financings. Additional weighting will be given to non-recourse project financings. Brownfield and greenfield projects are eligible.


To be considered for an IJGlobal Award, all transactions must have reached financial close by 31 December 2019. If you are submitting a deal for consideration that has not closed at the time of submission, you may include it on a confidential basis, provided that confidentiality is lifted once the deal closes. Please note that underwritten or signed deals will not be considered until they meet their conditions precedent and are available to fund.


Welcome to the 2019 IJGlobal Awards, entering this year is very straight forward, all you need to do is follow these 8 simple steps.

1. Select the NOMINATE button from the heading bar then select either Enter a Company or Enter a Deal from the drop down

2. Register for the awards using a current email address

3. Choose the region from the first deal or company you wish to enter

4. Choose the category from the first deal or company you wish to enter

5. Complete the online entry form, all mandatory questions will be marked with an asterisk, some fields have a word count limit

6. Save your entry.  You can save as you go and return at a later date to complete your submission

7. Submit your entry by ticking the box(es) next to the entry(ies) you wish to submit and click submit

8. Finally you should receive a confirmation email for any submitted entries


//Include as many financing details as you can

We seek to ensure we are championing the best transactions of the year. To do so we need to know the finer details of each transaction. The more detailed the description of the financing structure, the more likely your submission will stand out.

//Include all deal participants

A full list of all deal participants allows us to better understand the relationship that brought the deal to financial close and invite everyone who worked on the transaction to our awards ceremonies. This information will also inform our company awards.

//Bigger is not always better

Emphasise unique challenges overcome and bespoke transaction structures employed, not just how much capital was raised. Also explain why the transactions happened, not just how it happened.

//Specify exactly when the deal reached financial close

We will consider deals that have not closed at the time of submission but are expected to before 31 December 2019, but if a deal has concluded then do give the date of closure.


//Stick to the deals

Your work on corporate social responsibility may be commendable but it will not win you the award.  We aim to recognise the companies which have worked on the most important deals over the period, it is important to focus on this except in the case of the Fund Manager category as this recognises fund raising as well as capital deployed.


//Provide an overview

As well as detailing the most significant deals worked on, provide information on the total volume of deals completed by your company during the year, with additional information on what sectors and in what countries you closed deals.

//Be clear what role your company played

Some advisers/law firms/lenders/sponsors will play a more active role on deals than others.  It is important to specify exactly what your company did on the deals you choose to highlight.


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