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Winners announced for Private Equity Wire European Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Private Equity Wire European Awards, compiled in conjunction with Bloomberg.

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Private Equity Wire European Awards, compiled in conjunction with Bloomberg.

The Private Equity Wire European Awards 2021 recognise excellence and leadership among private equity fund managers and service providers in Europe across a wide range of categories.

The GP award categories, for performance and fundraising success, cover a broad spectrum of investment strategies and asset classes – including Buyout (Large-Cap and Mid-Cap), Growth, Funds of Funds, Secondaries, Private Debt, Co-Investment, Real Estate, and Real Assets – while the service provider award categories span all the key areas of the broader private equity ecosystem.

Our partners in the awards, Bloomberg, provided the fund performance and fundraising data on which the nominations for best debt private equity fund managers were based.

These GP nominee shortlists, together with the pre-selected shortlists for the service provider categories, were then voted on by the industry in an extensive poll of the entire Private Equity Wire readership over several weeks.

Voted for by participants within the private equity industry itself, the Private Equity Wire Awards are a valuable mark of recognition and respect among peers, advisors, and counterparties – highlighting the achievements and successes of the leaders in a vibrant and highly competitive industry.

All the winners are invited to a virtual Awards ceremony and networking event that includes a welcome address from Private Equity Wire editor-in-chief James Williams, and a ‘fireside chat’ with Dr Christian Bohler and David Swanson – head of secondaries, and head of secondaries in the US, at Unigestion.

The winners in each category are as follows:

Best Fund Administrator – Technology – Crestbridge
Best Data Management Solution – CEPRES
Best Fund Administrator (GP’s with assets >$30Bn) – Alter Domus
Best Recruitment Company for Investor Relations & Asset Raising – Jensen Partners
Best Recruitment Company for Operations & Finance – One Ten Associates
Best Growth Manager – Dyal Capital Partners
Best Secondaries Manager (fund size up to $1bn) – Unigestion
Best Portfolio Management Software Provider – FIS
Best ESG Solution Provider – AssetMetrix
Best Investor Relations Technology – SS&C Intralinks
Best Regulatory & Compliance Firm – ACA Group
Best Tax Adviser – EisnerAmper LLP
Best Technology Infrastructure Provider – Options
Best Secure Work-flow Management Provider – DealCloud, an Intapp Company
Best Technology Advisory Firm – Lionpoint
Best Fund Raising Solution – iConnections
Best Accounting Firm – Wheelhouse Advisors
Best Cloud Services Provider – RFA
Best Fund of Funds Manager – Neuberger Berman Private Equity
Best Fundraising Firm – Mid-Cap Buyout (fund size $3bn+) – IK Investment Partners
Best Fundraising Firm – Fund of Funds – Allianz Capital Partners
Best Accounting and Reporting Software – SS&C Advent
Best Risk Management Software Provider – Validus Risk Management
Best Secondaries Manager (fund size $1bn+) – LGT Capital Partners
Best Fund Administrator (GP’s with assets <$30Bn) – TMF Group
Best Custodian – Northern Trust
Best Offshore Law Firm – Arendt
Best PR & Communications Agency – Prosek Partners
Best Placement Agent – Generalist Funds – Asante Capital
Best Large-Cap Buyout Manager – CVC
Best Mid-Cap Buyout Manager – Bridgepoint
Best Debt Manager (fund size up to $1bn) – M&G
Best Real Estate Manager –  Partners Group
Best Real Assets Manager – Antin Infrastructure Partners
Best Fundraising Firm – Large-Cap Buyout – Cinven
Best Fundraising Firm – Growth – CVC
Best Fundraising Firm – Co-investment – Eurazeo
Best Fundraising Firm – Debt  – Arcmont Asset Management
Best Fundraising Firm – Real Estate – Pictet Alternative Advisors
Best Fundraising Firm – Real Assets – Ardian
Best Law Firm – Eversheds Sutherland LLP
Best Insurance Service Provider – Colmore
Best ODD Solution – DFIN
Best Private Equity Fund Domicile – Luxermbourg
Best Cyber Security Provider – Edge Technology Group
Best Co-investment Manager – Capital Dynamics
Best Debt Manager (fund size $1bn-$3bn) – Park Square
Best Debt Manager (fund size $3bn+) – Pemberton
Best Fundraising Firm – Mid-Cap Buyout (fund size up to $3bn) – Altor
Best Fundraising Firm – Secondaries – Partners Group

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