The Private Equity Wire US Awards follow a clear and transparent process. 

For the GP manager fund performance and fundraising categories, the pre-selected shortlists are based on data provided by Bloomberg. For the full methodology, please click here.

For the service provider categories, the nominated firms are based on a widespread survey of more than 100 GPs and other key industry participants. 

Voting for the eventual winners is then conducted via an an extensive online poll of the Private Equity Wire readership over a period of several weeks.