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Private Equity Wire Awards 2019 – The Winners

The Private Equity Wire Awards 2019, presented in London on 8 March, recognise the best private equity managers, investors, consultants, advisers and service providers during 2018 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) – Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Ltd
Best PE Fund Administrator – Citco Fund Services
Best Placement Agent of the Year – UBS Private Funds Group
Best Legal Adviser of the Year – Kirkland & Ellis
Best Corporate Finance Adviser – North Point Advisors
Best Firm for Specialist Due Diligence – Bain & Company
Best Firm for Fund Advisory (Placement) – Asante Capital
Best Firm for Fund Advisory (Administration) –  EY
Best Fundraising Manager – Ares Management
Best Small Buyout Exit – IK Investment Partners
Best Mid-Market Buyout Exit – Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Best Upper Market Buyout Exit – Vestar Capital Partners
Best VC Manager – SOSV
Best PE Secondaries Manager – Halocline Private Capital Ltd
Best Mid-Market Buyout Manager – Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Best Small Deal – Entry with an EV of less than US250 million –  Idinvest Partners
Best Mid-Market Deal – L Catterton
Best Upper-Market Deal – Energy Capital Partners
Best North-American Deal of the Year – Gridiron Capital
Best Pan-European Deal of the Year – Ramphastos Investments
Best Infrastructure Management Firm of the Year – Energy Capital Partners
Best Overall Small-Market PE Manager of the Year – Alter Equity
Best Overall Middle-Market PE Manager of the Year – Compass Partners International
Best European PE Growth Fund Manager – AMBIENTA SGR SpA
Best Overall PE Co-Investment Manager – Caerus Investment Management
Best ESG Investment Firm – Demeter
Best Fund Accounting Firm – PwC
Best Research Provider – PitchBook
Best Executive Search Company – Altus Partners
Best PR Company – Prosek
Best Technology, Outsourcing Cloud Provider – Eze Castle Integration
Best Data Management Solutions Provider – CEPRES PE.Analyzer
Best Portfolio Management Software Provider – eFront
Best Risk Management Software Provider – CEPRES PE.Analyzer
Best Cyber Security Provider – RFA

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