The annual Private Equity Wire US Awards recognise excellence among 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 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 private equity and venture capital firms across a range of private markets investment strategies – including Buyout, Growth, Venture, 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 ecosystem.
All winners are invited to attend an exclusive awards presentation ceremony and industry networking event to be held at The University Club in New York on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 at 5:30pm EST. The results of the awards will also be covered – along with winners’ profiles – in a Private Equity Wire US Awards Special Report that will be distributed globally.
Best Buyout Manager (fund size above $2.5bn)
Best Buyout Manager (fund size up to $2.5bn)
Lovell Minnick Partners
Best Growth Manager
Best Venture Manager (fund size above $1bn)
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Best Venture Manager (fund size $250m-1bn)
Best Venture Manager (fund size up to $250m)
Union Square Ventures
Best Fund of Funds Manager (fund size above $500m)
Adams Street Partners
Best Fund of Funds Manager (fund size up to $500m)
Best Secondaries Manager
Best Debt Manager (fund size above $1.5bn)
Best Debt Manager (fund size up to $1.5bn)
Best Real Estate Manager (fund size above $1bn)
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
Best Real Estate Manager (fund size up to $1bn)
Best Real Assets Manager
Best Fundraising Firm – Large-Cap Buyout (fund size above $10bn)
Best Fundraising Firm – Mid-Cap Buyout (fund size above $10bn)
Best Fundraising Firm – Buyout (fund size $5bn-10bn)
Best Fundraising Firm – Growth (fund size above $3bn)
Best Fundraising Firm – Growth (fund size up to $3bn)
Best Fundraising Firm – Venture
Best Fundraising Firm – Fund of Funds
Best Fundraising Firm – Secondaries (fund size above $5bn)
Best Fundraising Firm – Secondaries (fund size up to $5bn)
Best Fundraising Firm – Co-investment
Fisher Lynch Capital
Best Fundraising Firm – Debt
Best Fundraising Firm – Real Estate
Starwood Capital Group
Best Fundraising Firm – Real Assets
Best Accounting and Reporting Software
Best Risk Management Software Provider
Validus Risk Management
Best Data Management Solution
Best ESG Solution Provider
Best ESG Data Provider
Best Fund Administrator - Reporting Services
Best Fund Administrator – Technology
Best Fund Administrator - ESG
Best Fund Administrator (GP’s with assets <$30Bn)
UMB Fund Services
Best Fund Administrator (GP’s with assets >$30Bn)
Best Fund Raising Solution
Best Insurance Service Provider
Best Investor Relations Technology
Best Placement Agent
Best Portfolio Management Software Provider
Best PR & Communications Agency
Best Private Equity Fund Domicile
Best Recruitment Company for Investor Relations & Asset Raising
Best Regulatory & Compliance Firm
Best Secure Work-flow Management Provider
Best Accounting Firm
Best Tax Adviser
Best Technology Advisory Firm
Best Technology Infrastructure Provider
Best Cyber Security Provider
Best Cloud Services Provider
Best Deal Origination Technology
Best Law Firm of the Year - Transactions
Kirkland & Ellis
Best Law Firm of the Year – Fund Structuring
Seward & Kissel
Law Firm of the Year - Overall
Kirkland & Ellis
Best Secondaries Platform
Best GP Incentive Platform
The Private Equity Wire US 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 click here.
For the service provider categories, the nominated firms are based on a widespread survey of more than 400 GPs and other key industry participants.
Voting for the eventual winners is then conducted via an 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 US Awards provide a unique annual insight as to the most highly-regarded and successful fund managers and service providers in the US. 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 fund 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 the 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 specific areas of expertise, gives you vital business insight. Play your part in enabling us to identify who most 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 and successes
Voted for by participants within the private equity industry itself, the awards are a valued badge of honour – marking recognition and respect among peers, advisors and counterparties
The annual awards provide all 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 global investor interest in private equity continuing to expand rapidly, it is more important than ever to know how you are perceived and where you stand out from the crowd
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