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

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 12TH MARCH, 2021

 

 

The IJGlobal Awards submissions website is now open to receive entries. This year, given the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we are looking to find more reasons to celebrate than previously… especially given that it is unlikely we will be able to host physical awards nights across the regions.

 

To that end, we are encouraging the market to get involved and submit for our awards when we hope to find more reasons to celebrate than has previously been the case. Our normal practice is to limit the number of awards so as not to keep people at their tables during awards nights until gone midnight!

 

With that in mind, we look forward to receiving your submissions to the IJGlobal Awards 2020 – recognising transactions that reached financial close between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020.

 

 

COMPANY AWARDS

 

 

 

DEAL AWARDS

 

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. We reserve the right to open up categories to sub-sectors in cases where the independent judging team agrees that there is sufficient competition.

 

REGIONS

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

CATEGORIES

► Battery Storage

► Digital Infrastructure
► Export Finance
► Oil & Gas
► Mining
► Petrochemicals
► Power

 

 

► Refinancing
► Renewables
► Social Infra
► Telecoms
► Transport
► Water

 

CRITERIA

The IJGlobal Awards recognise achievements on deals across the infrastructure and energy sectors in all regions around the world. The editorial team – working closely with an independent team of judges active within the markets where the deals are located – select the winning deals.

Submissions should demonstrate that the nominated deal involved genuine innovation and moved the market forward. They should include as much information as possible about 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.

 

 

Eligible Dates 

To be considered for an IJGlobal Award, all transactions must have reached financial close by 31 December 2020. Please note that underwritten or signed deals will not be considered until they meet their conditions precedent and are available to fund.
 

COMPANY AWARDS

 

IJGlobal – and its international teams of independent judges, all of whom are established industry professionals – recognise and reward exceptional performance in the company awards categories. The four industry panels in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai pick the winners with the editorial team retaining the casting vote should there be a tie.

 

REGIONS

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

CATEGORIES

► Bond Arranger
► Corporate Trust

► Credit Insurer

► Financial Adviser
► DFI
► ESG Coordinator
► Grantor
► Investor (enters deal at or just after FC)

 

► Insurance Adviser
► Legal Adviser
► MLA
► Model Auditor
► Public Sector Awards
► Sponsor
► Tax Adviser
► Technical Adviser

 

COMPANY CRITERIA

IJGlobal Awards recognise excellence among market participants by identifying outstanding public and private sector players in their region. The Company Awards are judged by external, expert industry judging panels from a shortlist selected by the editorial team.

The IJGlobal Awards celebrate the pivotal role played by organisations involved in one, or more, of the year's most outstanding infrastructure and/or project finance transactions that reached financial close in the 2020 calendar year. Winners are selected in each sub-category on a regional basis as well as for overall global involvement.


The IJGlobal editorial team – working closely with the 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
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  • 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
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  • 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 best transactions to reach financial close in 2020 and clearly articulate the impact you brought to each one
  • HOW TO ENTER

  • DEAL AWARD TIPS

  • COMPANY AWARD TIPS

HOW TO ENTER

Entry into both the Deal and Company categories is simple and all online.

 

 

 

► Choose the region (eg APAC, EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA etc )

 

► Select your category

 

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

 

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

 

Start another entry (as many as you wish to submit following the steps above)

 

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

 

You will receive a confirmation email for any submitted entries.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Entry into both the Deal and Company categories is simple and all online.Entry into both the Deal and Company categories is simple and all online.

 

Click here to set up your awards account using your current email address.

 

• Choose the region (eg APAC, EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA etc )

• Select your category


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


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


• Start another entry (as many as you wish to submit) following the steps above)


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


You will receive a confirmation email for any submitted entries.


DEAL AWARD TIPS

► 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 2020, but if a deal has concluded then do give the date of closure.

COMPANY AWARD TIPS

► 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.

 

► 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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