The award for Deal of the Year was handed out in tonight’s BR Awards Gala by Serban Roman, Country Director Romania, Enterprise Investors.

Winner: Axxess Capital Partners, for its successful exit from Bitdefender

The award was picked up by Valentin Tăbuș, Partner at Axxess Capital Partners, who said: “Thank you on behalf of the entire team, thank you to BR and all of you, without you such events would not be possible. I want to congratulate a lot of people who are not here, who have passion for technology, who want to expand Romanian tech brands.”

Axxess Capital’s exit from Bitdefender represents the biggest deal involving a Romanian technology company from a valuation perspective (USD 600 million), while being a landmark transaction for the entire region, signaling its capacity for generating globally scalable technological innovation.

Want to know who else was nominated? See the shortlist.