Europe’s private equity firms delivered admirable returns for their investors in 2016. These are the shortlisted deals and GPs that we will recognise at the 17th annual Real Deals Private Equity Awards later this year.

For further information on the nominations and awards, please contact the events team at or on 44207 045 7600.

Deal of the Year finalists

Emerging Europe Deal of the Year 

Abris for Novago

Actera Group for Mars Cinema Group

Arx Equity for TomPlast

Enterprise Investors for Profi Rom Food

Livonia for Qvalitas

MCI for Invia

Genesis for Servodata

France and Benelux Deal of the Year 

21 Centrale Partners for Digital Virgo

Agilitas for Ionisos

Bridgepoint and Eurazeo for Foncia

Omnes Capital for Nomios

Syntegra Capital for AML

Germany, Austria and Switzerland Deal of the Year – Large

Ardian for Schustermann & Borenstein


EQT for BSN Medical

KKR for Scout24 Schweiz

Onex Corporation for KraussMaffei

Germany, Austria and Switzerland Deal of the Year – Small and Mid-cap

Aurelius for Fidelis HR

Capiton for Nora systems

Deutsche Beteiligungs for Broetje-Automation

Heidelberg Capital Private Equity for Snom

Oakley Capital Private Equity for Parship Eilte

Silverfleet Capital and Epiris for Kalle

Mediterranean Deal of the Year 

Advent International for Tinsa

Aurelius for Tavex Europe

Cinven for Avio Space Propulsion

Clessidra for ABM Italia 

Corpfin Capital for Logiters 

CVC Capital Partners for Quirónsalud

MCH Private Equity for Geroresidencias-La Saleta

Motion Equity Partners for Arcaplanet

The Riverside Company for MEC3

Nordic Deal of the Year 

Advent International and Bain Capital for Nets

Axcel for Netel

CVC Captial Partners for Ahlsell

EQT for Atos

HIG Europe for Zmarta

Litorina for Grolls

Priveq for Internatural

Ratos for Arcus

Silverfleet Capital for Cimbria

Valedo for Joe & The Juice

UK Small Deal of the Year (Enterprise value on entry of less than €25m)

August Equity for Funeral Services Partnership

Beringea for Monica Vinader

Kester Capital for Garrets

LDC for New World Trading for Company

Maven Capital Partners for Nenplas

NorthEdge Capital for Sumo Digital

NVM Private Equity for Arleigh

Palatine Private Equity for Selection

Synova Capital for Kinapse

YFM Equity Partners for GO Outdoors

UK Mid-cap Deal of the Year (Enterprise value on entry of €25m – €200m)

Bridgepoint for Oasis Dental Care

ECI Partners for Citation

EPIC Private Equity for Luceco

Inflexion Private Equity for CP Electronics

Investcorp for Tyrells

Livingbridge for Frank Recruitment Group

Palamon Capital Partners for Towry

Phoenix Equity for Palletways

Primary Capital for Leisure Pass Group

Rutland Partners for Millbrook

UK Large Deal of the Year (Enterprise value of over €200m on entry)

Advent International for Priory Group

CVC Captial Partners for Formula One

Lion Capital for GHD

Nordic Capital for Convatec 

Oaktree Capital Management for Countryside

3i for Element Material Technology

Permira for Creganna

House of the Year finalists 

Continental Regional House of the Year

Bencis Capital Partners

Blackfin Capital Partners

Deutsche Beteiligungs

Montefiore Investment

Nazca Capital

Wise Capital

Global House of the Year

Advent International

Apax Partners


Marlin Equity Partners

The Carlyle Group

TPG Capital

Pan-European House of the Year

AnaCap Financial Partners

Astorg Partners


IK Investment Partners


Stirling Square Capital Partners

Turnaround House of the Year

Alteri Investors



H2 Equity Partners


Rutland Partners

UK House of the Year

CBPE Capital

Inflexion Private Equity


Mayfair Equity Partners

NorthEdge Capital

Synova Capital

YFM Equity Partners