2006 AWARD CATEGORIES

The following awards are subject to an open vote:

Cross-border Deal of the Year
Buyout of the Year
Domestic Deal of the Year
Americas Deal of the Year
Asia Pacific Deal of the Year
Emerging Market Deal of the Year
UK Independent Corporate Finance House of the Year
Continental Independant Corporate Finance House
Mid Market Deal of the Year
Private Equity Exit of the Year
Restructuring Adviser of the Year
Restructuring Deal of the Year
Newcomer of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award

The following institutions have been shortlisted in the categories below:

M & A Bank of the Year
ABN AMRO
BNP Paribas
CALYON
Citigroup
Credit Suisse First Boston
Deutsche Bank
Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
Goldman Sachs
HSBC
JPMorgan
Lazard
Lehman Brothers
Merrill Lynch
Morgan Stanley
Rothschild
UBS

Private Equity Firm of the Year
3i
ABN Amro Capital
Advent International
AlpInvest Partners
Apax Partners
Bain Capital
Barclays Private Equity
BC Partners
Blackstone Group
Candover
Cinven
CVC Capital Partners
EQT Partners
Industri Kapital
KKR
Macquarie Bank
Montagu Private Equity
Nordic Capital
PAI Partners
Permira
Texas Pacific Group
The Carlyle Group

Law Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy
Ashurst
Baker & McKenzie
Cleary Gottlieb
Clifford Chance
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hengeler Mueller
Herbert Smith, Gleiss Lutz, Stibbe
Jones Day
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Lovells
O'Melveny & Myers
Shearman & Sterling
Skadden Arps
Slaughter and May
Sullivan & Cromwell
Weil Gotshal & Manges
White & Case

Corporate Broker of the Year
ABN AMRO
Bridgewell Securities
Citigroup
Collins Stewart Tullett
Credit Suisse First Boston
Davy Stockbrokers
Deutsche Bank
Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
Evolution Securities
Goldman Sachs
Goodbody Stockbrokers
Investec
JPMorgan Cazenove
Lehman Brothers
Merrill Lynch
NCB Stockbrokers
Numis Securities
Oriel Securities
Teather & Greenwood
UBS

Mid Market Advisor of the Year
ABN AMRO
Altium Capital
Atlas Capital Close Brothers
BDO Corporate Finance
CA IB Corporate Finance
Carnegie
Catalyst Corporate Finance
Clearwater Corporate Finance
Close Brothers Corporate Finance
Deloitte
Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
Ernst & Young
Grant Thornton Corporate Finance
Hawkpoint
Houlihan Lokey Howard Zukin
Investec Investment Banking
Jefferies & Company
KPMG Corp Finance
Livingstone Guarantee
LongAcre Partners
Macquarie Bank
Nmas1
Nordea Corporate Finance
PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance
Raiffeisen Investment
Robert W Baird
Rothschild
UBS

Due Diligence Advisor of the Year
AMEC (Earth & Environmental)
Aon Mergers & Acquisitions
Baker Tilly
BDO Stoy Hayward
Deloitte & Touche
DNV
Environ
ERM
Ernst & Young
Grant Thornton
KPMG
LEK Consulting
OC&C Strategy Consultants
PKF
PricewaterhouseCoopers
RPS
Tenon Group
URS Corporation
Waterman Environmental
WSP Environmental

Environmental Adviser of the Year
AMEC (Earth & Environmental)
Aon Mergers & Acquisitions
Baker Tilly
BDO Stoy Hayward
Deloitte & Touche
DNV
Environ
ERM
Ernst & Young
Grant Thornton
KPMG
LEK Consulting
OC&C Strategy Consultants
PKF
PricewaterhouseCoopers
RPS
Tenon Group
URS Corporation
Waterman Environmental
WSP Environmental

In-house M&A Team of the Year
Azzurri Communications
BBA
Camuzzi International
CRH
Danaher Corporation
E.ON
GE
InBev
Matalan
Royal & SunAlliance Insurance Group plc
Royal Dutch Shell Group
ScottishPower
Tesco
Trinity Mirror
United Business Media
Vallourec Group
Willis Group

Mezzanine Arranger of the Year
ABN AMRO
Barclays Capital
CALYON
Clydesdale
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
HBOS
HSBC
ING
Intermediate Capital Group
JPMorgan
Kaupthing Bank
Lehman Brothers
Lloyds TSB Group
Merrill Lynch
Mizuho Corporate Bank
Natexis Banques Populaires
Rabobank
Royal Bank of Scotland
SG

Mid Market Law Firm of the Year
A&L Goodbody
Addleshaw Goddard
Ashurst
Berwin Leighton Paisner
Bird & Bird
CMS
Dickenson Dees
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary
Eversheds
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners
Gomez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados
Haarmann Hemmelrath & Partner
Halliwells
Hammonds
Jones Day
Macfarlanes
Norton Rose
Osborne Clarke
Pinsent Masons
Simmons & Simmons
SJ Berwin
Taylor Wessing
Travers Smith
Uria Menendez
Vinge
Waselius & Wist

Mid Market Private Equity Firm of the Year
3i
ABN Amro Capital
Advent International
AXA Private Equity
Barclays Private Equity
Benchmark Capital
Bridgepoint Capital
CapMan
Close Brothers Private Equity
Enterprise Investors
Graphite Capital
Gresham
Hermes Private Equity
HgCapital
Industri Kapital
Inflexion Private Equity
Innova Capital
ISIS Private Equity Partners plc
Legal & General Ventures
Lloyds TSB Development Capital
Mercapital
Phoenix Equity Partners
Sun Capital Partners Inc

Senior Debt Arranger of the Year
ABN AMRO
Barclays Capital
CALYON
Clydesdale
Deutsche Bank
Goldman Sachs
HBOS
HSBC
ING
Intermediate Capital Group
JPMorgan
Kaupthing Bank
Lehman Brothers
Lloyds TSB Group
Merrill Lynch
Mizuho Corporate Bank
Natexis Banques Populaires
Rabobank
Royal Bank of Scotland
SG