The shortlist for this year's Unquote British Private Equity Awards has been announced and the public vote is coming to an end – pick your winners before 5pm tonight.
With all entries having been reviewed over the summer, our judging panel has selected a shortlist of contenders in each category.
With a strong field of contenders vying for the top spot in incredibly challenging times, Unquote readers are now invited to vote for the teams they feel best deserve recognition at the British Private Equity Awards 2020.
Each shortlisted entry has a statement that outlines the firm's achievements over the judging period.
Voting will close at 5pm on Friday 18 September.
The survey results will be considered alongside the judging panel's decisions to determine the winners, which will be announced in October.
The awards are designed to showcase innovation, resilience and excellence within the UK private equity industry during the judging period. Given the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus outbreak, firms were also invited to share how their strategy, but also their own operations, have evolved to remain resilient in the current market. More information on the process can be found on our Awards website.
The 2020 Unquote British Private Equity Awards Shortlist
Small Buyout Exit of the Year
Tenzing (FMP Global)
Foresight (Clubhouse Golf)
Elysian Capital (Wellbeing Software)
Mid-Market Exit of the Year
3i (Aspen Pumps)
Inflexion Private Equity (Glide)
ECI Partners (Auction Technology Group)
Secondaries Deal of the Year
Standard Chartered portfolio
PAI Europe V continuation
Venture & Growth Capital House of the Year
YFM Equity Partners
Small Buyout House of the Year
Mid-Market Buyout House of the Year
Inflexion Private Equity
Responsible Investor of the Year
Fundraising of the Year
Lender of the Year
Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year
Debt Adviser of the Year
Spectrum Corporate Finance
Financial Due Diligence Provider of the Year
Alvarez & Marsal
Commercial Due Diligence Provider of the Year
Specialist Due Diligence Provider of the Year
M&A Insurance Broker of the Year
Aon M&A and Transaction Solutions
Hemsley Wynne Furlonge
Law Firm of the Year – Transactions
Law Firm of the Year – Fund Structuring
Fund Administrator of the Year
Placement Agent of the Year
Secondaries Adviser of the Year
Unquote would like to thank the judging panel for their hard work and expert input in selecting the shortlist:
Adam Turtle – Rede Partners
Charles Ind – Bowmark Capital
Ian Sale – HSBC
Joe Topley – Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Paul Newsome – Unigestion
Phil Shapiro – Synova Capital
Scott Moeller – City's Business School
Tim Wright – DLA Piper
Greg Gille – Unquote (chair)
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