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Winners announced for Private Equity US Awards 2021

Private Equity Wire has announced the winners of the Private Equity Wire US Awards 2021, compiled in conjunction with Bloomberg, which were presented at an exclusive awards presentation ceremony and industry networking event at The University Club in New York.

The winners represent the best in the US private equity industry, from fund managers to service providers, covering all areas of the PE ecosystem.

The GP manager categories cover fund performance and fundraising success by private equity and venture capital firms across a range of private markets investment strategies – including Buyout, Growth, Venture, Fund of Funds, Secondaries, Co-Investment, Debt, Real Estate and Real Assets – while the service provider categories span all the key areas of the broader private equity ecosystem.

For the GP manager fund performance and fundraising categories, pre-selected shortlists were compiled based on data provided by Bloomberg. 

For the service provider categories, the short-listed firms were based on a widespread survey of more than 400 GPs and other key industry participants.

Voting for the eventual winners was then conducted via an an extensive online poll of the Private Equity Wire readership over a period of several weeks.

For more information on future awards event, please contact us.

The winners in each category in the Private Equity Wire US 2021 are:

Best Buyout Manager (fund size above USD2.5bn) – Bain Capital
Best Buyout Manager (fund size up to USD2.5bn) – Lovell Minnick Partners, LLC
Best Growth Manager – TPG Capital
Best Venture Manager (fund size up to USD250m) – Union Square Ventures
Best Venture Manager (fund size USD250m-1bn) – Khosla Ventures
Best Venture Manager (fund size above USD1bn) – Lightspeed Venture Partners
Best Fund of Funds Manager (fund size up to USD500m) – Invesco
Best Fund of Funds Manager (fund size above USD500m) – Adams Street Partners
Best Secondaries Manager – Blackstone/Strategic Partners
Best Debt Manager (fund size up to USD1.5bn) – Harvest Partners
Best Debt Manager (fund size above USD1.5bn) – Golub Capital
Best Real Estate Manager (fund size up to USD1bn) – LEM Capital, LP
Best Real Estate Manager (fund size above USD1bn) – Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
Best Real Assets Manager – Blackstone/GSO

Best Fundraising Firm – Large-Cap Buyout (fund size above USD10bn) – Blackstone Group
Best Fundraising Firm – Mid-Cap Buyout (fund size above USD10bn) – Thoma Bravo
Best Fundraising Firm – Buyout (fund size USD5bn-10bn) – Clearlake Capital
Best Fundraising Firm – Growth (fund size above USD3bn) – Summit Partners
Best Fundraising Firm – Growth (fund size up to USD3bn) – TPG Growth
Best Fundraising Firm – Venture – Insight Partners
Best Fundraising Firm – Fund of Funds – Stepstone Group
Best Fundraising Firm – Secondaries (fund size up to USD5bn) – Hamilton Lane
Best Fundraising Firm – Secondaries (fund size above USD5bn) – HarbourVest Partners
Best Fundraising Firm – Co-investment – Fisher Lynch Capital
Best Fundraising Firm – Debt – Ares Management Corporation
Best Fundraising Firm – Real Estate – Starwood Capital Group
Best Fundraising Firm – Real Assets – Blackstone Group

Best ESG Data Provider – RepRisk
Best Deal Origination Technology – DealCloud, an Intapp Company
Best Secure Work-flow Management Provider – Altvia
Best Fund Administrator (GP’s with assets above USD30bn) – Alter Domus
Best Fund Administrator (GP’s with assets <USD30bn) – UMB Fund Services
Best Portfolio Management Software Provider – FIS
Best Tax Adviser – EisnerAmper
Best Law Firm – Fund Structuring – Seward & Kissel LLP
Best Recruitment Company for Investor Relations & Asset Raising – Jensen Partners Executive Search
Best Accounting Firm – CohnReznick LLP
Best Secondaries Platform – Setter Capital
Best Risk Management Software Provider – Validus Risk Management
Best Technology Advisory Firm – Lionpoint Group
Best PR & Communications Agency – Prosek Partners
Best Cloud Services Provider – RFA
Best ESG Solution Provider – Goby
Best Fund Administrator – Reporting Services – SEI Investments
Best Fund Administrator – ESG – Sanne Group
Best Investor Relations Technology – Intralinks
Best Regulatory & Compliance Firm – ACA Group
Best Technology Infrastructure Provider – ECI
Best Cyber Security Provider – Drawbridge Partners
Best Fund Administrator – Technology – Intertrust Group
Best GP Incentive Platform  – EWM Global
Best Data Management Solution – CEPRES
Best Insurance Service Provider – Lockton
Best Accounting and Reporting Software – SS&C Advent
Best Custodian – Northern Trust
Best Placement Agent  – Capstone Partners
Best Private Equity Fund Domicile – Cayman Finance
Law Firm of the Year – Transactions – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Law Firm of the Year – Overall – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Best Fund Raising Solution – iConnections

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