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Private Equity Wire USA Awards 2019 – The Winners

The achievements of the best private equity managers, consultants and service providers in North America over the past year have been recognised at the inaugural Private Equity Wire USA Awards.

On 25 September 2019, the winners were presented with their awards in a ceremony at the Intercontinental in New York City.
Private Equity Wire partnered with PitchBook to pre-select managers based on their performance over the previous 12 months. The winners were then decided via a rigorous reader-choice online poll carried out over a period of ten weeks. The winners in all categories were those who attracted the most votes from Private Equity Wire’s readers.
Overall, 2690 readers participated, of which 37 per cent were LPs; 39 per cent were GPs; and 20 per cent were Service Providers.
Best Fund Accounting Firm –- CohnReznick
Best Recruitment Company for Executives – Executive Staffing Group (ESG)
Best Recruitment Company – Sector Specific – MJE Advisors
Best Recruitment Company for Investor Relations & Asset Raising – Jensen Partners
Best PR Company – Prosek Partners
Best Insurance Provider – VanBridge, an EPIC Company
Best Offshore Law Firm – Walkers
Best Custodian – UMB Institutional Custody
Best Fund Administrator <USD30bn (total assets under administration) – Centaur Fund Services
Best Fund Administrator>USD30bn (total assets under administration) – SS&C GlobeOp
Best Technology, Outsourcing Cloud Provider – RFA
Best Data Management Solutions Provider – Solovis
Best Portfolio Management Software Provider – SS&C Advent
Best Risk Management Software Provider – FactSet
Best Cyber Security Provider – ACA Aponix
Best Regulatory & Compliance Adviser – Constellation Advisers
Best Tax Adviser/Consultancy – Wipfli LLP
Best Deal Originator Service Provider – Harvey & Company LLC
Best Secure Workflow Management Provider – RFA
Best Debt Provider of The Year – Alternative – Ares
Best Debt Provider of The Year – Bank – BMO Financial Group
Best Placement Agent of the Year – Acalyx Advisors
Best Legal Adviser of the Year – Kirkland & Ellis
Best Law Firm – Deal Structuring – Latham & Watkins
Best Law Firm – Fund Structuring – DLA Piper
Best Fundraising Firm – The Carlyle Group
Best AIFM-Ready Firm – Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Best Infrastructure Management Firm of the Year – Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners
Best Natural Resources Management Firm of the Year – H.I.G. Capital
Best Private Debt Management Firm of the Year – Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors
Best Private Equity Management Firm of the Year – Summit Partners
Best Venture Capital House – GV
Best Secondaries House – Pomona Capital
Best Small Buyout House – Mill Point Capital
Best Mid-Market Buyout House – Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Best Large Buyout House – Partners Group
Best Venture Exit – Lyft
Best IPO of the year – Pinterest
Best North-American Deal of the Year – Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Best Buyout Exit – General Mills

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