The PEI Awards, by our sister publication Private Equity International, remain the only honors in the industry decided solely by the industry, who vote in their thousands.

The shortlists are drawn up in November by our global edit team who canvass the views of colleagues and contacts in the market to find out which firms, funds and deals stood out during the year. We also solicit nominations for the 71 categories.

This year we’re getting the ball rolling by asking for your help. Click HERE to remind us of your firm’s achievements in 2018 – the deadline is Friday, November 16, 2018.

Please state the category for which you are submitting.

These reminders are, of course, no guarantee of success – but they help to ensure we have a fully rounded picture as we begin the process of deciding who will appear on our shortlists.

Frequently asked questions

When do I need to submit information?

The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 16, 2018.

How much information should I submit?

We would always advise being as brief as possible. Four bullet points, including relevant data, is more valuable than three sides of text.

What information is useful?

This is an annual awards process, so information relating to your organization’s activity this year is key. Think about useful metrics: if you are a placement agent or a fund formation lawyer, how many funds have you advised and what capital was raised? Which GPs or LPs have you worked with? If you are GP, how active have you been in terms of exits and investments, what returns have exits generated and have you had some fundraising success?

Avoid: unsupported general statements (“we have had another bust year/we are a leading firm”)

Where do I submit?

Here.

Can I submit confidential information?

You can; please mark it strictly confidential. It will then be taken into consideration but not published.

What are the categories?

Please see the full list below.

Can I submit multiple entries?

Yes. Please create a separate entry for each category entered. If the information supplied is applicable to both categories, then feel free to duplicate elements of the content.

When will we find out if we are shortlisted?

The voting will open in early December, at which point you can see who has been short-listed in each category. Please visit www.privateequityinternational.com to check.

The categories in full:

GLOBAL

  • Energy private equity firm of the year
  • Healthcare private equity firm of the year
  • Technology private equity firm of the year
  • Consumer private equity firm of the year
  • Long-term private equity firm of the year
  • Frontier markets firm of the year
  • Impact investment firm of the year

EMEA

  • Large-cap firm of the year in Europe
  • Mid-market firm of the year in Europe
  • Limited partner of the year in Europe
  • Deal of the year in Europe
  • Exit of the year in Europe
  • Fundraise of the year (EMEA)
  • Secondaries deal of the year in Europe
  • Secondaries firm of the year in Europe
  • Secondaries advisor of the year in Europe
  • Firm of the year in Africa
  • Firm of the year in Benelux
  • Firm of the year in CEE
  • Firm of the year in France
  • Firm of the year in Germany
  • Firm of the year in Iberia
  • Firm of the year in Italy
  • Firm of the year in MENA
  • Firm of the year in the Nordics
  • Firm of the year in Switzerland
  • Firm of the year in the UK
  • Fund of funds manager of the year in Europe
  • Placement agent of the year in Europe
  • Law firm of the year in Europe (fund formation)
  • Law firm of the year in Europe (transactions)
  • Law firm of the year in Europe (secondaries)
  • Lender of the year in Europe

AMERICAS

  • Large-cap firm of the year in North America
  • Mid-market firm of the year in North America
  • Limited partner of the year in North America
  • North American deal of the year
  • North American exit of the year
  • Fundraise of the year (Americas)
  • Secondaries firm of the year in the Americas
  • Secondaries deal of the year in the Americas
  • Secondaries advisor of the year in the Americas
  • Distressed debt investor of the year in North America
  • Firm of the year in Canada
  • Firm of the year in Latin America
  • Fund of funds manager of the year in North America
  • Placement agent of the year in North America
  • Law firm of the year in North America (fund formation)
  • Law firm of the year in North America (transactions)
  • Law firm of the year in North America (secondaries)
  • Lender of the year in North America

ASIA-PACIFIC

  • Large-cap firm of the year in Asia
  • Mid-market firm of the year in Asia
  • Limited partner of the year in Asia
  • Deal of the year in Asia
  • Exit of the year in Asia
  • Fundraise of the year (Asia-Pacific)
  • Secondaries firm of the year in Asia
  • Secondaries deal of the year in Asia
  • Secondaries advisor of the year in Asia
  • Firm of the year in Australasia
  • Firm of the year in China
  • Firm of the year in Japan
  • Firm of the year in Korea
  • Firm of the year in India
  • Firm of the year in South-East Asia
  • Fund of funds manager of the year in Asia
  • Placement agent of the year in Asia
  • Law firm of the year in Asia (fund formation)
  • Law firm of the year in Asia (transactions)
  • Law firm of the year in Asia (secondaries)

CLICK HERE to access the submission form.