Recognising the best of European private equity

Now in their fourteenth 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.

See 2014 Winners

Categories

ADVISORY AWARDS - Nominations now open

Legal Adviser of the Year

This year we are accepting nominations for the Corporate Finance, Legal, Bank, Specialist Lender, Fund Administration and Specialist Adviser categories.

Nominate here

Bank of the Year

This year we are accepting nominations for the Corporate Finance, Legal, Bank, Specialist Lender, Fund Administration and Specialist Adviser categories.

Nominate here

DEAL OF THE YEAR

Turnaround Deal of the Year

This award recognises the overall achievements of European turnaround and restructuring houses in the calendar year of 2013 and was assessed by our panel of judges.

HOUSE OF THE YEAR

SPECIAL AWARDS

Innovator of the Year

This award will recognise outstanding innovation in any field, including fundraising, advisory techniques and investment practice. 

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.

The timings and organisation were spot on and you got through the formal business on the night very efficiently - leaving plenty of time for networking and socialising.

Garry Wilson, Endless LLP

2015 Judges

Thierry Baudon

Thierry Baudon

Mid Europa Partners

Andrew Burgess

Andrew Burgess

The Carlyle Group

Amy Carroll

Amy Carroll

Real Deals

François De Mitry

François De Mitry

Astorg Partners

Sean Dinnen

Sean Dinnen

CBPE Capital

Carolina Espinal

Carolina Espinal

HarbourVest

David Ewing

David Ewing

ECI Partners

Torsten Grede

Torsten Grede

Deutsche Beteiligungs Ag (DBAG)

Gurjeet Grewal

Gurjeet Grewal

Wellcome Trust

Karsten Langer

Karsten Langer

Riverside Europe Partners

Neil MacDougall

Neil MacDougall

Silverfleet Capital

Hamish Mair

Hamish Mair

F&C Asset Management

Ross Marshall

Ross Marshall

Dunedin

Professor Scott Moeller

Professor Scott Moeller

Cass Business School

Carl Nauckhoff

Carl Nauckhoff

Investindustrial

Paul Newsome

Paul Newsome

Unigestion

Vince O'Brien

Vince O'Brien

Montagu Private Equity

Philippe Poletti

Philippe Poletti

Ardian

Jim Strang

Jim Strang

Hamilton Lane

Maarten Vervoort

Maarten Vervoort

AlpInvest Partners

Rob Wright

Rob Wright

Pantheon Ventures

The process

Deal of the Year and House of the Year shortlists are assembled following research carried out by Real Deals and Cass, with support from Preqin data. Cass 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.

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 one of the Real Deal editors, before being presented to the panel of judges for final deliberation. For details on how to enter, please check the relevant category.

Deals, Lending and Advisory categories will be judged by a panel of GPs, while House categories will be judged by a panel of LPs. The Grand Prix House and Deal categories will be judged live on the night.

Nominations can be made for:

Specialist Lender

Bank

Fund Administrator

Corporate Finance, Legal or Specialist Adviser

Sponsors and Partners