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Nominations open for Middle East’s most prestigious telecom and finance awards

The nomination categories for the 3nd TMT Finance Middle East 2011 Awards celebrating the outstanding achievements of telecom and technology companies and their investment banking and legal advisers have been released today.

The winners of the Awards, which recognise exceptional leadership, innovation, merger and acquisition activity and financing, will be announced at the official ceremony and Gala Dinner at the Ritz Carlton in Bahrain on the evening of 9th May.  The ceremony is part of the two day TMT Finance and Investment 2011 conference ( ), the largest gathering of senior executives from telecoms, media and technology, with investment bankers, investors and advisers in the region in 2011.

International telecom consultancy BroadGroup TMT Ventures, in association with financial newsletter TMT Finance News Alert and an academy of telecom investors and advisers, is organizing and judging the awards. Dominic Lowndes, the editor of TMT Finance News Alert and Managing Director of BroadGroup TMT Ventures, who has over a decade of experience in the TMT financing sector globally, will co-ordinate the judging panel.

“Telecom operators from across the Middle Eastern region continue to demonstrate an extraordinary appetite for expanding internationally despite challenging market conditions,” said Lowndes. “Through intelligent M&A activity, inspirational leadership and adroit financing and strategy initiatives, the companies nominated for these awards are best positioned to lead the next phase of growth.”

The categories of the 2011 awards are:
1. Telecom Deal of the Year;
2. Mobile Operator of the Year;
3. Telecom M&A Adviser of the Year;
4. Outstanding TMT Leader of the Year (CEO);
5. Emerging Markets Growth Story of the Year;
6.Telecom Debt Bank of the Year;
7.Fixed Line Operator of the
Year;  8.Technology Provider of the Year;
9. Software Solution of the Year;
10. Telecom Law Firm of the Year.

The deadline for online nominations is 24th March. Details are available at

The TMT Finance and Investment Middle East 2011 Conference gathers leading telecom, media and technology executives, senior investment bankers, legal advisers, private and public equity investors to debate the latest opportunities for growth internationally. Programme details are available at

STC (Saudi Telecom Company) is Main Event Sponsor, Booz & Company is Conference Partner, Clifford Chance is the M&A Advisers Panel Sponsor, SNR Denton is Gold sponsor and Capital MS&L is Financial PR Partner.

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