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Private Equity Wire Awards 2018 – The Winners

The Private Equity Wire Awards 2018, presented in London on 8 February, recognise the best private equity managers, investors, consultants, advisers and service providers during 2017 in a range of categories covering the entire private equity space.

The winners of the awards, who were determined by the votes of Private Equity Wire’s readers, are:

Best Debt Provider of The Year – Alternative Star Mountain Capital
Best Debt Provider of The Year – Bank – Goldman Sachs
Best AIFM – Fund Administrator – Augentius
Best Placement Agent of the Year – Asante Capital
Best Legal Adviser of the Year – Latham & Watkins 
Best Law Firm – Deal Structuring – Reed Smith
Best Law Firm – Fund Structuring – Lowenstein Sandler, LLP
Best Corporate Finance Adviser – Lazard
Best Firm for Financial Due Diligence – BDO 
Best Firm for Specialist Due Diligence – Pragma Consulting Ltd
Best Firm for Fund Advisory – Placement – Rede Partners
Best Firm for Fund Advisory – Administration – Citco
Best Fundraising Firm – Apollo Global Management
Best Small Buyout Exit – Ambienta 
Best Upper Mid-Market/Large Cap Exit – Clayton Dubilier & Rice
Best VCT Manager – Alter Equity 
Best Venture Capital House – Oxford Capital 
Best Secondaries House – Pantheon Ventures
Best Small Buyout House – Mobeus Equity Partners
Best Large Buyout House – BPEA
Best Small Deal (Exits with an enterprise value of less than USD250m) – Apis Partners LLP
Best Mid-Cap Deal – William Blair International
Best Large Deal – Clayton Dubilier & Rice
Best North-American Deal of the Year – BDT Capital Partners 
Best Pan-European Deal of the Year – KKR
Best Lat-Am Deal of the Year – ACON Investments 
Best Infrastructure Management Firm of the Year – Meridiam Infrastructure 
Best Natural Resources Management Firm – Orion Energy Partners
Best Midstream Energy Management Firm – Blue Water Energy
Best Private Debt Management Firm – Star Mountain Capital 
Best Private Equity Management Firm – Pantheon Ventures
Best Growth Fund – Alter Equity 
Best Mid-Market Buy-out Fund – Gridiron Capital
Best Fund Accounting Firm – EisnerAmper LLP
Best Private Equity Jurisdiction – Jersey
Best Research Provider – AlphaSights 
Best Executive Search Company – Skillcapital
Best PR Company – Prosek Partners
Best Technology, Outsourcing Cloud Provider – Eze Castle Integration 
Best Enterprise Investment Data Management Solutions Provider – Framework Private Equity Investment Data Management
Best Secure Work-Flow Management Provider – IBM
Best Portfolio Management Software Provider – CEPRES
Best Risk Management Software Provider – FactSet

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