Private Equity Wire names Private Equity Wire US Awards 2020 winners, hosts virtual networking ceremony

PEW US Awards 2020

In what has been a year of extreme turmoil and unprecedented challenges, the team at Private Equity Wire is very pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Private Equity Wire US Awards, compiled in conjunction with Bloomberg.

The winners represent the best in the US private equity industry, from GPs to service providers, covering all the various parts of the private equity ecosystem. 

Our partners in the awards, Bloomberg, provided the data on which the nominations for the top-performing private equity fund managers were based across a range of asset classes and investment strategies.

The GP nominee shortlists, along with those for the service provider categories, were then voted on by the industry. This means that winning a Private Equity Wire award constitutes a vote of recognition from your peers and a significant mark of achievement, particularly so in this extraordinary year.

The winners were invited to a virtual awards networking ceremony that included a welcome address from Private Equity Wire managing editor, James Williams, and a keynote speech by Michael Rees, managing director and head of Dyal Capital Partners.

The winners in each category of the Private Equity Wire US Awards 2020 are:

Best Growth Manager (fund size above USD1bn) - Dyal Capital Partners    
Best Growth Manager (fund size below USD1bn) - Greenspring Associates    
Best Mid-Cap Buyout Manager (fund size below USD3bn) - Riverside Partners
Best Accounting & Reporting Software - FIS    
Best Recruitment Company for Executives - Jensen Partners    
Best Recruitment Company for Investor Relations & Asset Raising - Jensen Partners
Best Fund of Funds Manager - Pantheon    
Best Large-Cap Buyout Manager - Vista Equity Partners    
Best Mid-Cap Buyout Manager (fund size above USD3bn) - Thoma Bravo    
Best Real Assets Manager - Ares Management
Best Real Estate Manager (fund size above USD1bn) - Starwood Capital Group
Best Fund Administrator (GP’s with assets <USD30Bn) - Centaur Fund Services US    
Best Tax Adviser - CohnReznick
Best Accounting Firm - EisnerAmper LLP
Best Secure Work-flow Management Provider - SS&C Intralinks    
Best Cloud Services Provider - Options
Best PR & Communications Agency - Prosek Partners    
Best Technology Infrastructure Provider - RFA    
Best Portfolio Management Software Provider - SS&C Advent    
Best Fund Administrator (GP’s with assets >USD30Bn) - SS&C GlobeOp
Best Fund Administrator (Technology) - UMB Fund Services    
Best Debt Manager (fund size USD1bn - USD5bn) - Castlelake    
Best Debt Manager (fund size USD5bn+) - Brookfield Asset Management
Best Debt Manager (fund size below USD1bn) - Golub Capital     
Best Real Estate Manager (fund size below USD1bn) - TerraCap Management    
Best Secondaries Manager - Blackstone Group    
Best Venture Manager (fund size below USD750m) - OAK HC/FT    
Best Venture Manager (fund size above USD750m) - Insight Partners    
Best Regulatory & Compliance Firm - ACA Compliance    
Best Law Firm - Akin Gump    
Best Private Equity Fund Domicile - Cayman Islands    
Best Data Management Provider - Cepres        
Best ODD Solution - DFIN    
Best Cyber Security Provider - Drawbridge    
Best Best Risk Management Software Provider - eFront        
Best Insurance Service Provider - Lockton    
Best Offshore Law Firm - Maples & Calder    
Best Recruitment Company (Sector Specific) - MJE Advisors    
Best Placement Agent - Monument Group    
Best Custodian - Northern Trust    
Best Fund Administrator (Reporting Services) - Ocorian