The Private Equity Wire US Awards recognise excellence among private equity fund managers and service providers in the US 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 Wednesday, October 26th, at the University Club of New York.
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 US-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 September 2021.
For the performance categories, five vintages of funds were analysed – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2022. 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 2019, 2020, and 2021 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 September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021. Nominations in various award categories are further split by size and strategy as specified in the award name.
Best Overall Fundraising: Buyout
Best Overall Fundraising: Coinvestment
Best Overall Fundraising: Fund of Funds
Best Overall Fundraising: Debt
Best Overall Fundraising: Secondary
Best Overall Fundraising: Real Estate
Best Overall Fundraising: Growth
Best Overall Fundraising: Real Assets
Best Overall Fundraising: Venture
Best Debt Manager (fund size above $1.5bn)
Best Debt Manager (fund size up to $1.5bn)
Best Performance Over $1.5B: Secondary
Best Performance Over $1.5B: Real Asset
Best Performance Over $1.5B: Debt (Private Equity)
Best Overall Performance Under $500M: Coinvestment
Best Overall Performance Over $500M: Buyout
Best Overall Performance Over $1.5B: Venture (Private Equity)
Best Performance Over $1.5 B: Fund of Funds
Best Overall Performance Under $500M: Buyout
Best Performance Over $1.5B: Growth
Best Performance Over $1.5B: Real Estate
Best Performance Over $500 Million: Debt (Private Equity)
Best Overall Performance Over $1.5B: Buyout
Best Overall Performance Over $1.5B: Coinvestment
Best Performance Over $500M: Real Estate
Best Performance Over $500M: Growth
Best Performance Over $500M: Coinvestment
Best Performance Over $500M: Real Asset
Best Performance Over $500M: Fund of Funds
Best Performance Under $500M: Real Asset
Best Performance Under $500M: Fund of Funds
Best Performance Under $500M: Growth
Best Performance Under $500 Million: Debt (Private Equity)
Best Performance Over $500M: Secondary
Best Performance Over $500M: Venture
Best Performance Under $500M: Venture
Best Performance Under $500M: Secondary
Best Performance Under $500M: Real Estate
Best Foreign Exchange Solution
Best ESG Rating Provider
Best Deal Origination Technology
Best Data Provider - ESG
Best Cyber Security Provider
Best Audit Firm - Start-Ups
Best Audit Firm - Overall
Best Data Management Solution
Best Cloud Services Provider
Best Data Provider - Overall
Best ESG Advisory
Best ESG Solution Provider
Best Accounting and Reporting Solution
Best Audit Firm - Middle Market
Best New Solution Provider
Best Law Firm - Overall
Best Law Firm - Fund Domicile
Best Insurance Service Provider
Best Fund Financing Solution
Best Fund Administrator (GP’s with assets <$30Bn)
Best Fund Administrator – Technology
Best GP Incentive Platform
Best Fund Administrator (GP’s with assets >$30Bn)
Best Investor Relations Technology
Best Law Firm – Fund Structuring
Best Law Firm - Transactions
Best Fund Administrator - ESG
Best Fund Administrator - Private Debt
Best PR & Communications Agency
Best Portfolio Management Software
Best Recruitment Company for Investor Relations & Asset Raising
Best Placement Agent
Best ODD Solution
Best Recruitment Company for Operations & Finance
Best Start-up Solution
Best Secondaries Platform
Best Risk Management Software Provider
Best Secure Work-flow Management Provider
Best Regulatory & Compliance Technology
Best Regulatory & Compliance Firm
Most Innovative Technology
Best Technology Infrastructure Provider
Best Technology Advisory Firm
Best Tax Adviser
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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.
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.
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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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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