Recognising the best of European private equity

Now in their thirteenth 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.

The shortlists for the 2014 awards have been announced - see below.

See the winners below

Advisory Awards

Deal of the Year

House of the Year

Small / Mid-Market House of the Year

This award recognises the overall achievement of European buyout houses in the 2013 calendar year, reflecting success in fundraising, new deals and exits, and will be assessed by our panel of judges.

Graphite Capital 

Large House of the Year

This award recognises the overall achievement of European buyout houses in the 2013 calendar year, reflecting success in fundraising, new deals and exits, and will be assessed by our panel of judges.

CVC Capital Partners 

Innovator of the Year

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

Encore Capital

Hall of Fame

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.

John Singer

Congratulations on putting together such a fantastic awards ceremony last night, it was genuinely the best attended and most enjoyable that I have encountered.

Tim Friedman, Preqin

2014 Judges

We work with Cass Business School and a judging panel of leading industry practitioners to ensure that these awards stand apart in both rigour and prestige.

The Real Deals Private Equity Awards are the only ones that GPs - and their advisers - really want to win.

Andrew Burgess

Andrew Burgess

The Carlyle Group

Jacques Callaghan

Jacques Callaghan

Canaccord Genuity

Amy Carroll

Amy Carroll

Real Deals

Antoine Drean

Antoine Drean

Triago

Oliver Felsenstein

Oliver Felsenstein

Clifford Chance

Guy Fraser-Sampson

Guy Fraser-Sampson

GP10 Capital Partners

Laurent Haziza

Laurent Haziza

Rothschild

Michael Hoffman

Michael Hoffman

Palamon Capital Partners

Julian Huxtable

Julian Huxtable

Doughty Hanson & Co

Joanna James

Joanna James

Advent International

Wol Kolade

Wol Kolade

ISIS Equity Partners

Nicolas Lanel

Nicolas Lanel

Evercore

Christopher Masek

Christopher Masek

IK Investment

Professor Scott Moeller

Professor Scott Moeller

Cass Business School

Carl Nauckhoff

Carl Nauckhoff

Investindustrial

James Thomas

James Thomas

Phoenix Equity Partners

Maarten Vervoort

Maarten Vervoort

AlpInvest Partners

Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson

HarbourVest Partners

The process

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

Corporate Finance, Debt Provider, Professional Services, Placement Agent and Legal Adviser category shortlists are decided by through detailed interviews with more than 300 European private equity firms.

Please note:
We do not accept submissions.

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