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Private Equity Wire announces winners of Private Equity Wire European Awards 2022

Private Equity Wire has announced the winners of the Private Equity Wire European Awards 2022, which recognise excellence among private equity fund managers and service providers in Europe across a wide range of categories.

Private Equity Wire has announced the winners of the Private Equity Wire European Awards 2022, which recognise excellence among private equity fund managers and service providers in Europe across a wide range of categories.

Voting for the awards, which were presented today (24 March) at an exclusive ceremony and networking event at the Reform Club, London, 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 GP manager categories cover fund performance and fundraising success by firms across a range of private markets investment strategies – including buyout, growth, fund of funds, secondaries, co-investment, debt, real estate and real assets. The service provider categories span all the key areas of the broader private equity industry.

The pre-selection data for the fund manager shortlists was provided by Bloomberg. The fund manager universe included all funds managed by UK and European-headquartered GPs. All funds in each category were grouped into their respective vintages and ranked on the basis of their net IRRs as of the end of September 2021.

For the performance categories, five vintages of funds were analysed – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. All GPs that had more than one fund ranked among the top performers across those five vintages were shortlisted for that category.

For the asset band groupings, asset thresholds were based on the respective individual fund sizes – not the overall assets under management of the GP in that category.

For the fundraising categories, GPs were ranked on the total raised in each respective strategy category for 2019, 2020, and 2021 vintage funds.

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

The winners are: 

Best Buyout Manager (fund size up to USD2.5bn
) – Summa Equity – Summa Equity Fund II 
Best Fundraising Firm – Real Estate – Pictet Alternative Advisors SA – Pictet Real Estate Capital-Elevation Fund I Scsp  
Best Fundraising Firm – Fund of Funds – Credit Suisse – Climate Innovation Fund
Best Fundraising Firm – Real Assets – Actis LLP – Actis Energy Fund 5 LP
Best Fund of Funds Manager (fund size above USD500m) – LGT Capital Partners AG – Crown Global Opportunities VI PLC
Best Venture Manager (fund size up to USD250m) – Medicxi – Medicxi Ventures 1
Best Real Estate Manager (fund size up to USD1bn) – Bridges Fund Management
Best Fundraising Firm – Buyout (Fund Size USD5bn-10bn) – Nordic Capital Svenska AB – Nordic Capital Fund X LP
Best Fundraising Firm – Debt – Park Square Capital LLP – Park Square Capital Partners IV SCSp
Best Fundraising Firm – Overall – Apax Partners LLP – Apax X LP
Best Fundraising Firm – Mid-Cap Buyout (Fund Size above USD10bn) – EQT Partners AB – EQT IX SCSp
Best Fundraising Firm – Secondaries (fund size above USD5bn) – Coller Capital
Best Debt Manager (fund size up to USD1.5bn) – AnaCap Members LLP – AnaCap Credit Opportunities Fund III LP
Best Fund of Funds Manager (fund size up to USD500m) – Hamilton Lane Advisors Inc – Zurich Anlagestiftung Private Equity III
Best Growth Manager – Verdane
Best Secondaries Manager – Coller Capital 
Best Venture Manager (fund size USD250m-1bn) – Northzone Ventures Sweden AB – Northzone VIII LP
Best Fundraising Firm – Secondaries (Fund Size below USD5bn) – Eurazeo
Best Debt Manager (fund size above USD1bn) – Cheyne Capital Management Ltd – Cheyne European Strategic Value Credit Fund I
Best Fundraising Firm – Co-investment – Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP – Inflexion Supplemental Fund V LP
Best Fundraising Firm – Large-Cap Buyout (fund size above USD10bn) – Permira Holdings LLP – Permira VII LP
Best Fundraising Firm – Venture – Sofinnova Partners SAS – Sofinnova MD Start III
Best Buyout Manager (fund size above USD2.5bn) – EQT Partners AB – EQT VIII SCSp
Best Real Assets Manager – KKR & Co Inc – KKR Asia Pacific Infrastructure Investors Scsp
Best Real Estate Manager (fund size above USD1bn) – CBRE Group Inc – CBRE Europe Value Partners 2 SCSp SICAV-RAIF
Best Venture Manager (fund size above USD1bn) – Index Ventures SA – Index Ventures Growth IV LP

Best Investor Relations Technology
– SS&C Intralinks
Best Recruitment Company for Investor Relations & Asset Raising – Jensen Partners
Best Fund Administrator (GP’s with assets >USD30bn) – Alter Domus
Best Law Firm – Fund Structuring – Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Best Insurance Service Provider – Lockton Companies LLP
Best Regulatory & Compliance Technology – Ontra 
Best Foreign Exchange Solution – Alpha FX
Best Accounting and Reporting Solution – AssetMetrix
Best Fundraising Solution – DealCloud
Best Deal Origination Technology – DealCloud
Best Tax Adviser – Wheelhouse Advisors 
Best Fund Administrator – Technology – TMF Group
Best Cloud Services Provider – Edge Technology Group 
Best Law Firm – Fund Domicile – Ogier
Best Start-up Solution – ZEDRA
Best ODD Solution – Diligend
Best Fund Financing Solution – Investec Bank
Best Cyber Security Provider – Field Effect
Most Innovative Technology – Equipped AI
Best ESG Data Provider – RepRisk
Best ESG Solution Provider – Rio ESG LTD
Best Fund Administrator (GP’s with assets <USD30bn) – Highvern
Best Technology Advisory Firm – Lionpoint Group
Best Risk Management Software Provider – Validus Risk Managment
Best Placement Agent – Asante Capital Group
Best Recruitment Company for Operations & Finance – Private Equity Recruitment 
Best PR & Communications Agency – Prosek Partners
Best GP Incentive Platform – EWM Global
Best ManCo Solution – MJ Hudson
Best ESG Advisory – ACA Group
Best Portfolio Management Software – Allvue Systems
Best Data Management Solution – Arcesium
Best Secure Work-flow Management Provider – AtomInvest
Best Secondaries Platform – Palico
Best Fund Administrator – Private Debt – Ocorian
Best Technology Infrastructure Provider – RFA
Best Law Firm – Transactions – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Best Law Firm – Overall – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Best Regulatory & Compliance Firm – Vistra
Best Fund Administrator – ESG – Citco
Best Accounting Firm – PwC

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