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Deadline for Entries: 19 February, 2021

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

Voting for the awards is conducted via an online poll of the entire Private Equity Wire readership, 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 – while the service provider categories span all the key areas of the broader private equity industry.

All winners are invited to attend an exclusive virtual ceremony and networking event on Thursday 25 March 2021 at 17.00 GMT. The results of the awards will also be covered – along with profiles of the winners – in a Private Equity Wire European Awards Special Report that will be distributed globally.


The Private Equity Wire European Awards follow a clear and transparent process.

For the GP manager fund performance and fundraising categories, the pre-selected shortlists are based on data provided by Bloomberg. For the full methodology, please see here.

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Is your fund missing from this list? GP rankings are powered by Bloomberg's Private Equity Database and private equity managers who wish to be considered for future Private Equity Wire Awards must have a fund profile on Bloomberg.

Managers can add or review their fund profile on Bloomberg’s Private Equity Database by contacting a member of Bloomberg’s Private Equity Team at to receive a submission template.

For the service provider categories, the nominated firms are based on a widespread survey of more than 100 GPs and other key industry participants.

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

Why should you participate?

For all the key constituents in the private equity industry – GPs, LPs, and service providers – the Private Equity Wire European 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 LP 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 GP 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.

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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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