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Rewarding fund performance and service provider

excellence in private equity

Thursday 24th March | Reform Club, London

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 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 24th March at the Reform Club, London. The results of the awards will also be covered in a Private Equity Wire European Awards Special Report that will be distributed globally.


The pre-selection data for the fund manager shortlisted was provided by Bloomberg. Candidates in all categories and asset size groupings were determined as follows:

The fund manager universe included all funds managed by UK and European-headquartered GPs. All funds in each category were grouped into their respective vintages and ranked on the basis of their net IRRs as of the end of May 2022.

For the performance categories, five vintages of funds were analysed – 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. All GPs that had more than one fund ranked among the top performers across those five vintages were shortlisted for that category.

For the asset band groupings, asset thresholds were based on the respective individual fund sizes – not the overall assets under management of the GP in that category.

For the fundraising categories, GPs were ranked on the total raised in each respective strategy category for 2020, 2021, and 2022 vintage funds.

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

Nominations for all categories are based on annualised performance over a 12-month period from May 31, 2021 to May 31, 2022. Nominations in various award categories are further split by size and strategy as specified in the award name.


Fundraising Winners

Best Fundraising Firm – Buyout

(Fund Size $5bn-10bn)

Nordic Capital Svenska AB

(Nordic Capital Fund X LP)

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP

(Inflexion Supplemental Fund V LP)

Best Fundraising Firm – Co-investment

Park Square Capital LLP

(Park Square Capital Partners IV SCSp)

Best Fundraising Firm – Debt

Permira Holdings LLP

(Permira VII LP)

Apax Partners LLP

(Apax X LP)

Best Fundraising Firm – Overall

Best Fundraising Firm – Large-Cap Buyout

(fund size above $10bn)

Best Fundraising Firm – Fund of Funds

Credit Suisse

(Climate Innovation Fund)

Pictet Alternative Advisors SA

(Pictet Real Estate Capital-Elevation Fund I Scsp)

Actis LLP

(Actis Energy Fund 5 LP)

Best Fundraising Firm - Real Assets

Best Fundraising Firm – Real Estate

EQT Partners AB


Best Fundraising Firm – Mid-Cap Buyout

(Fund Size above $10bn)

Sofinnova Partners SAS

(Sofinnova MD Start III)

Coller Capital

Best Fundraising Firm – Secondaries (fund size above $5bn)

Best Fundraising Firm – Venture


Best Fundraising Firm – Secondaries

(Fund Size below $5bn)

Performance Winners

AnaCap Members LLP

(AnaCap Credit Opportunities Fund III LP)

EQT Partners AB


Best Buyout Manager

(fund size above $2.5bn)

Summa Equity

(Summa Equity Fund II)

Best Buyout Manager

(fund size up to $2.5bn)

Best Debt Manager

(fund size up to $1.5bn)

LGT Capital Partners AG

(Crown Global Opportunities VI PLC)

Hamilton Lane Advisors Inc

(Zurich Anlagestiftung Private Equity III)

Cheyne Capital Management Ltd

(Cheyne European Strategic Value Credit Fund I)

Best Fund of Funds Manager

(fund size up to $500m)

Best Debt Manager

(fund size above $1bn)

Best Fund of Funds Manager

(fund size above $500m)

Bridges Fund Management

(Bridges Property Alternatives Fund IV LP)

KKR & Co Inc

KKR Asia Pacific Infrastructure Investors Scsp)

Best Real Assets Manager

Best Real Estate Manager

(fund size up to $1bn)


(Verdane Capital X AB)

Best Growth Manager


(Medicxi Ventures 1)

Coller Capital

Best Venture Manager

(fund size up to $250m)

Best Secondaries Manager

CBRE Group Inc

(CBRE Europe Value Partners 2 SCSp SICAV-RAIF)

Best Real Estate Manager

(fund size above $1bn)

Index Ventures SA

(Index Ventures Growth IV LP)

Best Venture Manager

(fund size above $1bn)

Northzone Ventures Sweden AB

( Northzone VIII LP)

Best Venture Manager

(fund size $250m-1bn)

Service Provider Winners

Best Cloud Services Provider

Edge Technology Group


Best Accounting Firm


Best Accounting and Reporting Solution

ACA Group


Field Effect

Best ESG Advisory

Best Data Management Solution

Best Cyber Security Provider


Alpha FX


Best ESG Solution Provider

Best Foreign Exchange Solution

Best ESG Data Provider

TMF Group



Best Fund Administrator – Technology

Best Fund Administrator - Private Debt

Best Fund Administrator - ESG

Investec Bank

Alter Domus


Best Fund Financing Solution

Best Fund Administrator

(GP’s with assets >$30Bn)

Best Fund Administrator

(GP’s with assets <$30Bn)

Lockton Companies LLP

EWM Global


Best GP Incentive Platform

Best Fundraising Solution

Best Insurance Service Provider

Addleshaw Goddard LLP


SS&C Intralinks

Best Law Firm – Fund Domicile

Best Investor Relations Technology

Best Law Firm - Fund Structuring

MJ Hudson

Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis

Best Law Firm - Transactions

Best Law Firm - Overall

Best ManCo Solution

Allvue Systems

Asante Capital Group


Best Placement Agent

Best ODD Solution

Best Portfolio Management Software

Private Equity Recruitment

Jensen Partners

Prosek Partners

Best Recruitment Company for Investor Relations & Asset Raising

Best PR & Communications Agency

Best Recruitment Company for Operations & Finance


Validus Risk Managment

Best Risk Management Software Provider


Best Regulatory & Compliance Firm

Best Secondaries Platform

Wheelhouse Advisors



Best Start-up Solution

Best Tax Adviser

Best Secure Work-flow Management Provider



Lionpoint Group

Best Technology - Advisory Firm

Best Technology - Deal Origination

Best Technology - Infrastructure Provider

Equipped AI


Best Technology - Regulatory & Compliance

Most Innovative Technology

Evening Schedule









Networking drinks reception

Networking drinks and canapes




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Please note that the license agreement to use the materials expires on 24th March 2022.

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 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.


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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