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Private Equity Wire announces winners of European Awards 2024

Private Equity Wire has announced the winners of the European Awards 2024, which recognise excellence among private equity fund managers and service providers in Europe across a wide range of categories.

The awards were presented at an exclusive ceremony and networking event today (Wednesday, 7 February), at the Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London.

Voting for the awards was conducted via an online poll of the entire Private Equity Wire userbase, where participants were asked to make their choice among the shortlisted firms in each category. The pre-selection data for the fund manager shortlist was provided by Bloomberg.

The winners are:


Best Overall Fundraising Over $1B – Buyout – EQT Partners AB – eqt x scsp

Best Overall Fundraising Under $1B – Buyout – Blackfin Capital Partners SAS (Blackfin Financial Services Fund IV)

Best Overall Fundraising – Debt – HSBC Global Asset Management Ltd (HSBC AM Senior UK Direct Lending Fund II)

Best Overall Fundraising – Fund Of Funds – Arcano Group (Arcano Impact Private Equity Fund)

Best Overall Fundraising – Real Assets – KKR

Best Overall Fundraising – Real Estate – Hines

Best Overall Fundraising – Secondary – Blackstone

Best Overall Fundraising – Venture – Atomico UK Partners LLP (Atomico GrowthVI scsp)

Best Performance Over $1.5B – Growth – Permira Holdings LLP (Permira Growth Opportunities I LP)

Best Performance Over $1.5B – Real Assets – Ardian

Best Performance Over $1.5B – Secondary – Coller Capital

Best Performance Over $1B – Real Estate – JP Morgan Investment Management Inc (European Opportunistic Property Fund IV LP)

Best Performance Over $2.5B – Buyout – Nordic Capital Svenska AB (Nordic Capital Fund X LP)

Best Performance Over $500M – Fund of Funds – Stafford Private Equity Pty Ltd (Stafford International Timberland IX Fund scsp)

Best Performance Under $1.5B – Growth – Horizon Capital Associates LLC (Horizon Capital Growth Fund II LP)

Best Performance Under $1.5B – Real Assets – M&G Investment Management Ltd (Infracapital Greenfield Partners I LP)

Best Performance Under $1B – Real Estate – AXA Investment Managers

Best Performance Under $1B – Venture – Index Ventures

Best Performance Under $2.5B – Buyout – Summa Equity AB (Summa Equity Fund II AB)

Best Performance Under $250M – Venture – Wellington Partners GmbH (Wellington Partners Life Sciences V Gmbh & co KG)

Best Performance Under $500M – Fund Of Funds – Abrdn Capital Partners LLP – SL Capital SOF III LP)

Best Performance – Growth – Apax Partners LLP (Apax Digital LP)

Best Fundraising of the Year – CVC

Best Manco Over $1B – Permira Holdings LLP

Best Manco Under $1B – Columna Capital LLP


Service Providers

Best Accounting & Fund Reporting Solution – AssetMetrix

Best Audit Firm – Middle Market – KPMG

Best Audit Firm – Overall – PwC

Best Audit Firm – Start-Ups – Deloitte

Best Cloud Services Provider – Abacus Group

Best Cyber Security Provider – Options Technology

Best Data Management Solution – Quantium Technology

Best Data Provider – ESG – KEY ESG

Best Data Provider – Overall – PitchBook

Best Deal Advisory Firm – Alvarez & Marsal

Best Deal Origination Technology – Atominvest

Best ESG Advisory Firm – ERM

Best ESG Ratings Provider – S&P Global

Best ESG Solution Provider – Dasseti

Best Foreign Exchange Solution – Alpha Group

Best Fund Administrator – ESG – Apex Group

Best Fund Administrator – GP’s < $30B – Langham Hall

Best Fund Administrator – GP’s > $30B – IQEQ

Best Fund Administrator – Private Debt – JTC Group

Best Fund Administrator – Technology – The Citco Group of Companies

Best Fund Financing Solution – 17Capital

Best Fundraising Solution – Intapp DealCloud

Best Insurance Service Provider – Lockton

Best Investor Relations Technology – DealEdge

Best Law Firm – Fund Domicile – Ogier

Best Law Firm – Fund Structuring – Goodwin & Procter

Best Law Firm – Overall – Kirkland & Ellis

Best Law Firm – Transactions – Linklaters

Best ManCo Solution – TMF Group

Best New Solution Provider – Goji, Euroclear Group

Best ODD Solution – HUMATICA

Best Placement Agent – Alvine Capital Management

Best Portfolio Management Software – 73 Strings

Best PR & Communications Agency – Prosek Partners

Best Recruitment Company for Investor Relations & Asset Raising – Selby Jennings

Best Recruitment Company for Operations & Finance – Korn Ferry

Best Regulatory & Compliance Firm – Kroll

Best Regulatory & Compliance Technology – B4 Finance

Best Secondaries Platform – Setter Capital Inc

Best Secure Work-flow Management Provider – SS&C Intralinks

Best Start-Up Solution – Makersite

Best Tax Adviser – EisnerAmper

Best Technology Advisory Firm – Lionpoint

Most Innovative Technology – LemonEdge

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