The real deal: Who took centre stage at the Private Equity Wire European Awards 2020?

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Private Equity Wire European Awards 2020

The Private Equity Wire European Awards 2020 recognise excellence among GPs and their service providers, and celebrate the achievements of firms that contributed to another significant year for the sector.

The winners, who were presented with their awards at a ceremony in London on 11 March, were decided by a poll of Private Equity Wire readers which included industry professionals at private equity firms, investors, law firms, consultants and other service providers.

We partnered with PitchBook to provide pre-selected options for each category, except those subjective in nature. PitchBook analysed the activity of firms in Europe from 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019. Unless otherwise specified in the category title, analysis was limited to the private equity space.

The winners in both the manager and service provider categories are:

Best Debt Provider of the Year - Alternative – Tikehau Capital
Best Debt Provider of the Year - Bank – BNP Paribas
Best Placement Agent of the Year – Asante Capital 
Best Legal Adviser of the Year – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Best Law Firm - Deal Structuring – Allen & Overy LLP
Best Law Firm - Fund Structuring – Carey Olsen
Best Fundraising Firm – Cinven
Best Private Equity Management Firm of the Year – Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Best Venture Capital House – Almi Invest
Best Secondaries House – Headway Capital Partners
Best Large Buyout House – EQT Partners
Best IPO Exiter of the Year – KKR
Best Accounting Firm – Eisner Amper LLP
Best Operational Transformation Service Provider – VITEOS
Best Capital Raising Service Provider – Campbell Lutyens
Best Regulatory & Compliance Adviser – Hogan Lovells
Best Tax Adviser/Consultancy – PwC
Best Insurance Service Provider – Willis Towers Watson
Best Offshore Law Firm – Mourant Ozannes
Best Custodian – DekaBank
Best Fund Administrator <$30Bn – Centaur Fund Services
Best Fund Administrator >$30Bn – Citco Fund Services
Best Fund Administrator - Technology & Innovation – SS&C GlobeOp
Best Technology, Outsourcing Cloud Provider – RFA
Best Data Management Solutions Provider – CEPRES
Best Secure Work-Flow Management Provider – Intralinks
Best Portfolio Management Software Provider – SS&C Advent
Best Risk Management Software Provider – DFIN 
Best Cyber Security Provider – Options 
Best Operations & Finance Recruitment Company – Bower Talent
Best Investor Relations & Asset Raising Recruitment Company – Jensen Partners
Best PR & Communications Agency – Prosek Partners

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