The 'GP Spotlight 2020' special report comprises six separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
I would like to begin by extending my congratulations to all of this year’s GP award winners. This year’s awards were conducted in partnership with Bloomberg using fund manager data to pre-select the shortlists of nominees on which Private Equity Wire’s readers all voted.
Dyal Capital Partners: Best Growth Manager (Fund Size >USD1bn) – Dyal Capital, a division of Neuberger Berman, was established in 2011, over which time it has forged a reputation for being one of the private equity industry’s pre-eminent investors. To date, Dyal has raised four permanent capital vehicles, providing minority equity capital to more than 40 well-established private equity and hedge fund firms.
Riverside Partners: Best Mid-Cap Buyout Manager (Fund Size <USD3bn) – For over thirty years, Riverside Partners has focused on creating returns for its investors through partnering with founders and management teams to invest in differentiated, growing healthcare and technology companies. Based in Boston, the firm is managed by five General Partners including David Belluck, Steve Kaplan, David Del Papa, Max Osofsky and Craig Stern.
Pantheon: Best Fund of Funds Manager – Since its inception in 1982, Pantheon has grown to become one of the pre-eminent global investors in private equity. Over the last five years, Pantheon’s firm-wide AUM has grown from USD33 billion to USD50.7 billion; including infrastructure, real assets and private debt. Of that USD50.7 billion, the firm oversees approximately USD25 billion of committed capital in PE primaries (as of March 2020), USD13.6 billion in PE secondaries, USD3.4 billion in co-investments and USD2 billion in private debt.
With more than USD58 billion in capital commitments and over 20 years of PE investing expertise, Vista Equity Partners has cemented its reputation as one of the industry’s leading software technology investors, exclusively focusing on enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses.
Starwood Capital Group: Best Real Estate Manager (Fund Size >USD1bn) – Starwood Capital Group is a private investment firm with a primary focus on global real estate. Since its inception in 1991, Starwood Capital Group has raised over USD45 billion of equity capital and currently has in excess of USD60 billion of assets under management. Over the past 29 years, Starwood Capital has acquired more than USD100 billion of assets across every major real estate asset class.