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Rewarding fund performance and service provider

excellence within private equity emerging managers

Thursday, 14th November, 2024 | etc. venues, County Hall, London

The Private Equity Wire European Emerging Manager Awards recognise excellence among private equity emerging fund

managers and service providers

Voting for the awards is conducted via an online poll of the entire Private Equity Wire userbase, where participants are asked to make their choice among the shortlisted firms in each category.

The GP manager categories cover fund performance and fundraising success by firms across a range of private markets investment strategies – including buyout, growth, fund of funds, secondaries, co-investment, debt, real estate and real assets. The service provider categories span all the key areas of the broader private equity industry.

All winners are invited to attend an exclusive ceremony and networking event on Thursday, 14th Novemeber at etc. venues County Hall, London.

Aftab Bose

Head of Private Markets Content, Private Equity Wire



Candidates in all categories and asset size groupings were determined as follows:

European Emerging Manager:

For the service provider categories, the nominated firms are based on a widespread survey of more than 100 emerging private equity fund managers.

  • Fund Manager Reported Assets Under Management < $5,000,000,000.
  • Fund manager is overall managing <= 3 Known Private Equity Funds


Nominees are based on the largest fund size within the award criteria.


Nominees are based on the highest performing Net IRRs within the award criteria.

  • Except Coinvestment substrategy GP <= 5 due to lack of depth.
  • Except Coinvestment – no vintage year older than 2016
  • Fund is actively fundraising (Fund is within ['Fundraising', 'Fundraising & Investing'] lifecycle).
  • Funds have raised at least 50% of their stated target size.
  • Unlimited fund size
  • Venture Capital – Fund Size is under $250,000,000
  • Fund is actively investing, or harvesting (Fund is within ['Fundraising & Investing', 'Investing', 'Harvesting'] lifecycle).
  • IRR reported in the past 42 months (IRR Date is > "2019-06-30")
  • Open-Ended funds are excluded
  • Fund represents 1st, 2nd, or 3rd fund within their Fund Series
  • No Funds with a Vintage Year older than 2018
  • Manager is Domiciled (maintains a primary headquarters) within Europe.
  • Disclosed currency is USD
  • Open-Ended funds are excluded

Why should you participate?

For all the key constituents in the private equity industry – GPs, LPs, and service providers – the Private Equity Wire European Emerging Manager Awards provide a unique annual insight as to the most highly-regarded and successful fund managers and service providers. Based on voting from within the industry itself, the results help you to make decisions and choices that can add value to your own business.

For Investors

Knowing which GP managers have outperformed in different types of investment strategies – and which service providers are rated most highly in various areas – is essential for investors. Help us to understand which firms have impressed you most.

For Managers

Identifying, and working with, the best-in-class service providers across a broad spectrum of activities and products is a key ingredient to the success of any private capital investment firm. Tell us which counterparties you rate most highly – and why.

For Service Providers

Understanding which GP fund managers are strongest in which sectors, and how the competition stacks up in your own areas of expertise, gives you vital business insight. Play your part in enabling us to identify who deserves recognition.


Fundraising Categories

Overall Fundraising of the Year: Buyout

Overall Fundraising of the Year: Debt

Overall Fundraising of the Year: Real Assets

Overall Fundraising of the Year: Growth

Overall Fundraising of the Year: Venture

Overall Fundraising of the Year: Real Estate

Overall Fundraising of the Year: Fund of Fund

Overall Fundraising of the Year: Secondaries

Advisory Board Categories

Performance of the Year: Buyout

Performance of the Year: Debt

Performance of the Year: Real Assets

Performance of the Year: Growth

Performance of the Year: Venture

Performance of the Year: Real Estate

Performance of the Year: Fund of Fund

Performance of the Year: Secondaries

Our advisory board categories provide exceptional exposure to a highly experienced group of global investors. Emerging managers face significant challenges in raising capital and attracting attention; this is your chance to overcome those hurdles.

Showcase your fund and achievements directly to top-tier investors, demonstrating your expertise and growth potential.

Service Provider Categories

Administrator of the Year: Client Service

Administrator of the Year: Credit

Administrator of the Year: Infrastructure/ Real Assets

Administrator of the Year: Venture

Administrator of the Year: Technology

Administrator of the Year: PE / Buyout

Cloud Services Solution of the Year

Audit Firm of the Year

Advisory Solution of the Year

Data Management Solution of the Year

Cyber Security Solution of the Year

Custodian of the Year

ESG Advisory/Consultant of the Year

Deal Origination Solution of the Year

Data Provider of the Year

Fund Raising Solution of the Year

Fund Accounting Solution of the Year

ESG Data Provider of the Year

Law Firm of the Year: Fund Domicile

Investor Relations Technology of the Year

Insurance Solution of the Year

ODD Solution of the Year

New Solution of the Year

Law Firm of the Year: Transactions

PR & Communications Firm of the Year

Portfolio Management Software Provider of the Year

Placement Agent of the Year

Regulatory Advisor of the Year

Regulatory & Compliance Technology Provider of the Year

Recruitment Firm of the Year

Risk Management Software Provider of the Year

Tax Advisory of the Year

Law Firm of the Year: Fund Structuring

Advisory Board

Melissa Hill


Eleos Capital Advisors



Thanks to our 2024 Allocator Advisory Board

Faisal Iqbal CFA, CAIA


Paradigm Investment Partners



Adam Grimsley


(advising West Yorks Pension)


Dr Toby Goodworth

Managing Director, Head of Liquid Markets



Ken Stemme

Senior Managing Director of Income Strategies and ESG

United Auto Workers Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

Mike Nichols, CAIA

Senior Investment Officer

Texas Tech University System

Moreno Tantangelo

Senior Portfolio Manager

Kairos' Multi-Asset Group

Hamad Ebrahim, CFA, CAIA, CIIA

Head of International Investments

Derayah Financial

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Panayiotis Lambropoulos


Portfolio Manager

Texas ERS

Paulo Santos

Investment Director

Cazenove Capital

Robert Crenian

Founding Partner

Calderwood Capital Management

Nikos Latsos

Investment Director

Latsco Family Office SA

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Ramon Eyckin


Frederic Guibaud


AlphaBee Asset Management Fund


Have you been shortlisted? Download your campaign kit below!

Please note that the license agreement to use the materials expires on Friday, 22nd September, 2023.

Evening Schedule

The Emerging Managers Awards provide an excellent networking opportunity in a casual atmosphere where we’ll also be celebrating the achievements of the Emerging Manager sector. Hosted on the back of our annual European Emerging Managers Summit, join us at etc venues County Hall, London where we’ll be bringing together over 100 industry professionals for an evening of fizz, laughter and entertainment.

Awards Host:

Dress Code: Business casual








Networking drinks reception



Aftab Bose

Head of Private Markets Content, Private Equity Wire


How do I nominate myself or my firm?

-Managers: we take data performance from various sources to produce the shortlist. Managers should have their data uploaded to any of the leading data sources by Friday 2nd August to be considered.

-Service Providers: use the link to nominate your firm by Friday 2nd August. Managers can also nominate their service providers for an award.

Is there a cost to nominate myself?

-There is no cost to enter the Awards

What is the deadline for nominations?

-All data performance uploads (managers) and nominations (service providers) must be complete by 17.00 BST on Friday 2nd August.

When will I find out if I’m shortlisted?

-All finalists will be informed by Friday 23rd August. For managers, finalist logos will be provided and service providers will be offered campaign kits to aid in their marketing for public vote. The shortlist will be publicly announced on Tuesday 27th August

When do the awards take place?

-This year’s Awards take place on Thursday, November 14th, 2024 at etc venues County Hall, London

Do I have to buy a ticket to attend?

-Shortlisted managers will be offered 1 complimentary ticket to the awards

-Winning managers can purchase more tickets as part of the winners packages

-Winning Service providers can purchase tickets as part of the winners packages

-Contact our sales team to find out more here.

Sponsorship opportunities

-Sponsorship of the Awards gives you a chance to promote your business to a high-profile audience of decision makers. Our team of experienced event professionals can provide tailored packages to suit your needs. Contact us here.



Sponsorship of the Awards gives you a chance to promote your business to a high-profile audience of decision makers. Our team of experienced event professionals can provide tailored packages to suit your needs.

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Event Manager,

Private Equity Wire


Ince Saleem

Chief Revenue Officer,

Private Equity Wire


Got questions? Our team are here to help.



Private Equity Wire offers all nominees and winners the platform to increase their brand awareness during and after the awards process, highlighting their achievements

Voted for by participants within the private equity industry itself, the awards are a badge of honour – marking recognition and respect among peers, advisors and counterparties


The annual awards provide firms with an opportunity to assess their progress and standing within the industry, across all the key areas in which GPs and service providers operate


With investor interest in private equity still strong despite the current challenges, it is more important than ever to know how you are perceived and where you stand out


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