The Private Equity Awards are the oldest, most respected accolades bestowed on the industry and those that advise it.

On 24 April 2019 at the Hilton Park Lane Real Deals will recognise Europe’s very best private equity transactions and most successful firms. Book your table today.

We are pleased to announce the shortlists for the Deal of the Year and House of the Year categories for 2019.

Deal of the Year

Central and Eastern Europe Deal of the Year

Abris Capital Partners for Urgent Cargus

Arx Equity Partners for VUES

CVC Capital Partners for Avast

Horizon Capital for Purcari Wineries

KKR for United Group

Mid Europa Partners for PKL

France and Benelux Deal of the Year

Apax Partners for Azelis

Avedon Capital for CycloMedia

Bridgepoint Development Capital for Acteon

Eurazeo for Asmodee

H2 Equity Partners for Reparenco

Montagu Private Equity for Nemera

Stage Capital  for STI Group

Germany, Austria and Switzerland Deal of the Year

3i Group for ATESTEO

Ambienta for Oskar Nolte

EQT for Sportradar

Equistone Partners Europe for Caseking

Gimv for Mackevision

IK Investment Partners for Transnorm

Oakley Capital for Damovo

Partners Group and Capvis Equity Partners for VAT Group

Triton for Aventics

Mediterranean Deal of the Year

AGIC Capital for Gimatic

Ardian for Italmatch

Capvis Equity Partners for Faster Group

Cinven for Ufinet Group

GED Capital and Diana Capital for Megafood

Oakley Capital for

Sun European Partners for ELIX Polymers

Blackstone for Versace

Nordic Deal of the Year

Adelis Equity Partners for Med Group

Bridgepoint Development Capital  for Trustly

KKR for Välinge

KKR and Triton for Mehiläinen

Nordic Capital  for AniCura

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for Helly Hansen

Verdane Capital for JSB Group

FSN Capital for Netcompany

UK Large Deal of the Year (EV on entry €200m+)

BC Partners for Sabre

Bridgepoint for Pret A Manger

CVC Capital Partners for Sky Bet

Duke Street for wagamama

EMK Capital, Bregal Investments and KKR for Cognita

Hg for IRIS

Investindustrial for Aston Martin

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

Bowmark Capital for Nexus Vehicle Rental

CBPE Capital for JTC

ECI Partners for Great Rail Journeys

Equistone Partners Europe and Inflexion Private Equity for UK Power Reserve

Palatine Private Equity for Westleigh

Silverfleet Capital for Ipes

Sovereign Capital Partners for Linnaeus Group

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

Encore Capital for Stagecoach

FPE Capital and Bestport Ventures for Creditcall

Growth Capital Partners for etc.venues

Mobeus Equity Partners  for VSI

Next Wave Partners for The Delivery Group

Synova Capital for Mandata

House of the Year

Continental Regional House of the Year – Large


Artá Capital


ECM Equity Capital Management

Miura Private Equity

Continental Regional House of the Year – Small (Fund smaller than €300m)

CGS Management

Corpfin Capital

Jet Investment


Sherpa Capital

Verdane Capital

Volpi Capital

Weinberg Capital Partners

Global House of the Year

Advent International

BC Partners

CVC Capital Partners


Hellman & Friedman

The Carlyle Group

Towerbrook Capital Partners

Pan-European House of the Year


Capvis Equity Partners

Equistone Partners Europe



Nordic Capital

PAI Partners


Special Situations House of the Year

Alchemy Partners


H2 Equity Partners

Rutland Partners

Sun European Partners


UK House of the Year

Apiary Capital

ECI Partners


Graphite Capital

Inflexion Private Equity

NorthEdge Capital

Pollen Street Capital

The judging process

Deal of the Year and House of the Year shortlists are assembled following research carried out by Real Deals and Cass, with support from Preqin data. Cass then undertakes further analysis for the Deal categories and conducts in-depth interviews with the candidates before presenting their findings to our esteemed panel of judges for final deliberation.

Advisory Awards categories are currently open for nomination.

Deals, Lending and Advisory categories will be judged by a panel of GPs. House categories will be judged by a panel of LPs. The Grand Prix House and Deal categories will be judged live on the night.