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Rewarding fund performance and service provider

excellence within private equity emerging managers

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 | Convene 101 Park Avenue, New York

Nominations close on Friday, December 15, 2023

The Private Equity Wire US Emerging Manager Awards recognize 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 Wednesday, March 13th at Convene 101 Park Avenue, 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:

US 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 2018
  • 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 > "2020-06-31")
  • 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 North America (United States, Canada).
  • Disclosed currency is USD
  • Open-Ended funds are excluded


Fundraising Categories

Best Fundraising: Buyout

Best Fundraising: Coinvestment

Best Fundraising: Debt

Best Fundraising: Fund of Funds

Best Fundraising: Growth

Best Fundraising: Real Assets

Best Fundraising: Real Estate

Best Fundraising: Secondary

Best Fundraising: Venture

Performace Shortlists

Best Performance: Buyout

Best Performance: Debt

Best Performance: Growth

Best Performance: Real Assets

Best Performance: Real Estate

Best Performance: Secondary

Best Performance: Venture

Best Performance: Coinvestment

Service Provider Shortlists

Best Administrator - Client Service

Best Administrator - Technology

Best Administrator - Infrastructure / Real Assets

Best Administrator - Credit

Best Administrator - PE / Buyout

Best Administrator - Venture

Best Audit Firm

Best Cloud Services Solution

Best Custodian

Best Cyber Security Solution

Best Data Management Solution

Best Data Provider

Best Deal Advisory

Deal Origination Provider

Best ESG Advisory/Consultant

Best ESG Data Provider

Best Fund Accounting Solution

Best Fund Raising Solution

Best Law Firm - Transactions

Best Law Firm - Fund Structuring

Best Law Firm - Fund Domicile

Best Placement Agent

Best Portfolio Management Software Provider

Best PR & Communications Firm

Best Regulatory Advisor

Best Recruitment Service

Best Regulatory & Compliance Technology

Best Law Firm - ESG Regulation

Best Law Firm - Fund Raising

Best Risk Management Software Provider

Evening Schedule

6:00 PM



7:00 PM

7:10 PM



9:00 PM

Networking drinks reception

Networking drinks and canapes


7:15 PM


7:05 PM


Have you been shortlisted? Download your campaign kit below!

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 US 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.


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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Dress Code

Please note attendees are asked to dress in business casual.

Attendees must bring a form of identification in order to access the venue.


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