More than 700 of the UK private equity industry's top brass descended on the London Hilton hotel last night to celebrate the ninth annual Real Deals/BVCA Private Equity Awards.
Inflexion Private Equity netted the top honour on the night, walking away with the Buyout House of the Year award.
Other winners included NVM Private Equity, which won the Deal of the Year category for its investment in DxS; Abingworth, which won Venture House of the Year; and Index Ventures, which took home the Fundraising of the Year Award.
The event also saw Lord Drayson named as Real Deals' Personality of the Year, while there were three new inductees into the Private Equity Hall of Fame: HgCapital chairman Ian Armitage, Capital Dynamics managing director John Gripton and Traver Smith's head of financial services Margaret Chamberlain.
The full list of winners was as follows:
Buyout House of the Year
Inflexion Private Equity
Venture House of the Year
Turnaround House of the Year
Secondaries House of the Year
Deal of the Year
NVM Private Equity – DxS
Fundraising of the Year
Index Ventures – Index Ventures V
Legal Adviser of the Year
Large Corporate Finance House of the Year
Independent Corporate Finance House of the Year
Generalist Professional Services Firm of the Year
Specialist Professional Services Firm of the Year
Debt Provider of the Year – Banks
Debt Provider of the Year – Specialist Lenders
Transparency & Disclosure Award
Personality of the Year
Hall of Fame
Ian Armitage, HgCapital
John Gripton, Capital Dynamics
Margaret Chamberlain, Travers Smith