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Private Equity Wire European Credit Awards 2024 winners announced

The winners of the Private Equity Wire European Credit Awards 2024, which recognise fund performance and service provider excellence across credit funds, were announced at an exclusive ceremony and networking event today (16 May), at etc.venues, County Hall, London.

Voting for the awards was conducted via an online poll of the entire Private Equity Wire userbase, with participants asked to make their choice from a short-list of firms in each category.

Pre-selection data for the managers awards was provided by Bloomberg, based on annualised returns over the 12 months from 1 January – 31 December 2023, and for the service provider awards, on a survey of more than 100 credit fund managers and other key industry participants.

The winners are:

Managers

Credit Hedge Structured Credit Fund of the Year – Alegra Capital AG (PvB Alegra CLO Fund)
Credit Hedge Direct Lending Fund of the Year – Altana Wealth Ltd (Altana Specialty Finance)
Credit Hedge Multi-Strategy Fund of the Year – Axiom Alternative Investments Sarl (Axiom Alternative Funds SICAV-RAIF – Axiom Credit Opportunity)
Credit Hedge Credit Long/Short Fund of the Year – Blueglen Investment Partners Ltd (Blueglen European Credit Fund I)
Credit Hedge Emerging Market Debt Fund of the Year – GML Capital LLP (Growth Credit Fund IC)
Performance of the Year – Over $1 Billion Debt/Loans – Hayfin Capital Management LLP (Hayfin Direct Lending Fund III SCSp)
Credit Hedge Long/Short Fund of the Year under $500M – Hellebore Capital Ltd (Hellebore Credit Arbitrage)
Performance of the Year –  Debt/Mezzanine – ICG (ICG Europe Mid-Market Fund SCSp)
Performance of the Year – Over $1 Billion Debt – Pemberton Capital Advisors LLP (Pemberton Strategic Credit Opportunities Fund II)
Performance of the Year – Under $1 Billion Debt – Pantheon Ventures Ltd (Pantheon Credit Opportunities Fund II)
Performance of the Year – Under $1 Billion Debt/Loans – Pantheon Ventures Ltd (Pantheon Credit Opportunities Fund II)
Distressed Debt/Special Situations Fund of the Year – Shiprock Capital Management Ltd (Shiprock Capital Master Fund LP)
Performance of the Year – Debt/Special Opportunity – Signal Capital Partners Ltd (Signal Alpha II Fund LP)
Best Performance of the Year – Axiom Alternative Investments Sarl (Axiom Alternative Funds SICAV-RAIF – Axiom Credit Opportunity)
Credit Hedge Fund of the Year under $500M – Axiom Alternative Investments Sarl (Axiom Alternative Funds SICAV-RAIF – Axiom Credit Opportunity)
Best RE Debt Fund – Frux Capital (Frux Debt Fund II)
Best Mezzanine Fund – ICG (ICG Europe Fund VII)
Best Other Private Debt Fund – Inveready Asset Management (Inveready Venture Finance III)
Best Direct Lending Fund – Soho Square Capital (Soho Square Capital)
Credit Hedge Fund Management Company of the Year – Selwood Asset Management LLP (Selwood AM Liquid Fund I Ltd)
Credit Hedge Fund of the Year over $500M – Selwood Asset Management LLP (Selwood AM Liquid Fund I Ltd)
Debt Hedge Fund Management Company of the Year – VR Advisory Services Ltd (VR Global Offshore Fund Ltd)

Service providers

Managed Service Provider of the Year – Abacus Group
Portfolio Management System of the Year – Acuity Knowledge Partners
Law Firm of the Year – Fund Structuring – Addleshaw Goddard
FX Solution of the Year – Alpha Group
Research Solution of the Year – AlphaSights
Fund Administrator of the Year – Private Credit – Alter Domus
Fund Administrator of the Year – Overall – Aztec Group
Administrator of the Year – Debt/Loan – BNP Paribas
Audit Service of the Year – BDO
Custodian Service of the Year – BNY Mellon
Data Provider of the Year – Portfolio Monitoring & Analytics – DealCloud – Intapp
Fund Accounting & Reporting Software of the Year – Dynamo Software
Placement Agent of the Year – Eaton Partners, a Stifel company
Ratings Provider of the Year – Fitch Ratings
Compliance Service of the Year – Overall – FSCom
Strategic Intelligence Provider of the Year – G3
Fund Administrator of the Year – Structured Credit – IQ-EQ
Executive Search Firm of the Year – Jensen Partners
Technology Innovation of the Year – Kroll
Tax Advisory Firm of the Year – KPMG
Law Firm of the Year – Overall – Linklaters
Insurance Solution of the Year – Lockton
Law Firm of the Year – Lending and Securities – Macfarlanes
Cyber Security Solution of the Year – Options Technology
New Solution Provider of the Year – Oxane Partners
Data Provider of the year – Overall – Reorg

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