London Hilton on Park Lane    19th April 2017

The Private Equity
Awards 2017

Recognising the best of European private equity

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Now in their sixteenth year, these awards are the oldest, most respected accolades bestowed on the private equity industry and those that advise it.

Working with Cass Business School and a judging panel of leading industry practitioners, these Awards stand apart in both rigour and prestige and are the ones that GPs - and their advisers - really want to win.

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See highlights from the 2016 Awards

2016 Awards

The process

Advisory Awards
This year we are accepting nominations for the Corporate Finance, Legal, Bank, Specialist Lender, Fund Administration and Specialist Adviser categories. The shortlists will then be decided by a Real Deals editor before being presented to the panel of GP judges for final deliberation.

Deal of the Year and House of the Year
Deal of the Year and House of the Year shortlists are assembled following research carried out by Real Deals and Cass Business School, with support from Preqin data. Cass Business School then undertakes further analysis for the Deal categories and conducts in-depth interviews with each shortlisted candidate, before presenting their findings to our esteemed panel of judges for final deliberation.

Deal of the Year will be judged by a panel of GPs judges and House of the Year categories will be judged by a panel of LPs judges.

Grand Prix Categories
The Grand Prix House and Deal of the Year categories will be judged live on the night.

Categories

ADVISORY AWARDS

Lender of the Year

Winners

HSBC (Bank of the Year)

Hayfin Capital Management (Specialist Lender of the Year)

 

Finalists 

17Capital 

Beechbrook Capital 

Investec Specialist Bank 

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking 

Placement Agent of the Year

Winner

Campbell Lutyens 

  

Finalists 

Athos Partners 

BearTooth Advisors 

Elm Capital 

Evercore 

MVision Private Equity Advisers 

Quest Fund Placement 

Rede Partners

Specialist Adviser of the Year

Winner

GK Strategy 

 

Finalists 

Alvarez & Marsal 

CIL Management Consultants

Intuitus 

One Four Zero Group 

SIA Group

WA Investor Services

HOUSE OF THE YEAR

DEAL OF THE YEAR

France and Benelux Deal of the Year

Winner

21 Centrale Partners for Digital Virgo

 

Finalists 

Agilitas for Ionisos 

Bridgepoint and Eurazeo for Foncia 

Omnes Capital for Nomios 

Syntegra Capital for AML 


Emerging Europe Deal of the Year

Winner

Enterprise Investors for Profi Rom Food

 

Finalists 

Abris for Novago

Acetra Group for Mars Cinema Group

Arx Equity for TomPlast

Livonia for Qvalitas 

MCI for Invia

Genesis for Servodata 

Nordic Deal of the Year

Winner

HIG Europe for Zmarta 

 

Finalists 

Advent International and Bain Capital for Nets 

Axcel for Netel 

CVC Capital Partners for Ahlsell

EQT for Atos 

Litorina for Grolls 

Priveq for Internatural 

Ratos for Arcus 

Silverfleet Capital for Cimbria 

Valedo for Joe & The Juice 

UK Mid-cap Deal of the Year (Enterprise value on entry of €25m - €200m)

Winner

Primary Capital for Leisure Pass Group

 

Finalists 

Bridgepoint for Oasis Dental Care 

ECI Partners for Citation 

EPIC Private Equity for Luceco

Inflexion Private Equity for CP Electronics 

Investcorp for Tyrells 

Livingbridge for Frank Recruitment Group

Palamon Capital Partners for Towry

Phoenix Equity Partners for Palletways

Rutland Partners for Millbrook

Mediterranean Deal of the Year

Winner

The Riverside Company for MEC3

 

Finalists 

Advent International for Tinsa

Aurelius for Tavex Europe

Cinven for Avio

Clessidra for ABM Italia 

CVC Capital Partners for Quirónsalud

MCH Private Equity for Geroresidencias-La Saleta 

Motion Equity Partners for Arcaplanet 


UK Small Deal of the Year (Enterprise value on entry of less than €25m)

Winner

YFM Equity Partners for Go Outdoors

 

Finalists 

August Equity for Funeral Services Partnership

Beringea for Monica Vinader 

Kester Capital for Garrets 

LDC for New World Trading Company 

Maven Capital Partners for Nenplas 

NorthEdge Capital for Sumo Digital 

NVM Private Equity for Arleigh

Palatine Private Equity for Selection

Synova for Kinapse

HOUSE OF THE YEAR

Pan-European House of the Year

Winner

Cinven

 

Finalists 

AnaCap Financial Partners

Astorg Partners

IK Investment Partners

Investindustrial

Stirling Square Capital Partners

UK House of the Year

Winner

Livingbridge

 

Finalists 

CBPE Capital

Inflexion Private Equity

Mayfair Equity Partners

NorthEdge Capital

Synova Capital

YFM Equity Partners

Global House of the Year

Winner

Advent International

 

Finalists 

Apax Partners

Ardian

EQT

Marlin Equity Partners

The Carlyle Group

TPG Capital

SPECIAL AWARDS

Corporate Citizenship Awards

Winner

FSN Capital  

 

Finalists 

Ambienta 

Apax Partners 

Aurelius

The Carlyle Group 

Graphite Capital 

Herkules Capital 

Investindustrial 


Private Equity Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame recognises the contribution of an individual to the private equity industry, including their representation of the industry to government, business and the public, their work in improving the fiscal and legal environment for the industry, and success in their own field.

Winner 

Xavier Moreno, Astorg Partners 

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Judges (GPs)

John Barber

John Barber

partner & group board member, Bridgepoint Advisers

Owen Clarke

Owen Clarke

chief investment officer, Equistone

François De Mitry

François De Mitry

partner, Astorg Partners

Torsten Grede

Torsten Grede

spokesman of the board of management, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Manuel Hertweck

Manuel Hertweck

managing partner, capiton AG

Bruno Ladriere

Bruno Ladriere

managing director, ARDIAN

Karsten Langer

Karsten Langer

partner, The Riverside Company

Neil MacDougall

Neil MacDougall

managing partner, Silverfleet Capital Partners

Scott Moeller

Scott Moeller

professor & director, M&A research centre, Cass Business School, City, University of London

Carl Nauckhoff

Carl Nauckhoff

senior principal & head of investor relations, Investindustrial

Vince O'Brien

Vince O'Brien

former head of investor relations, Montagu

Rod Richards

Rod Richards

managing partner, Graphite Capital

Lisa Stone

Lisa Stone

partner, HgCapital

Judges (LPs)

Alex Barker

Alex Barker

principal, HarbourVest Partners (U.K.)

Hamish Mair

Hamish Mair

director & head of private equity, BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA)

Eric Marchand

Eric Marchand

senior vice president, Unigestion

Yiota Michou

Yiota Michou

investment manager, Wellcome Trust

Emma Osborne

Emma Osborne

head of private equity fund investments, ICG

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