Unquote reveals winners of the annual British Private Equity Awards 2017

  • Mid-market newcomer Tenzing Private Equity wins fundraising of the year with its maiden vehicle.
  • Addleshaw Goddard named deal structuring law firm of the year; Travers Smith secures fund structuring law firm award.
  • HSBC named debt provider of the year while Beechbrook takes the alternative debt provider trophy.
 
London, United Kingdom, 4th October 2017: Following record levels of fundraising in 2016, this year UK companies continue to attract the largest amount of private equity capital for a decade. Private equity houses have invested in deals worth £12bn in UK firms in the third quarter, the most capital deployed in any quarter since 2007.  The Unquote British Private Equity awards celebrate innovation and excellence in private equity and venture capital, as well as honouring the industry’s ability to help build British businesses- and in doing so, foster the wider economy.
The world class judging panel this year represented a “who’s who” of British Private Equity experts representing verticals across advisory, financing, fundraising, VCT, growth & small buyout and mid-market.
 
Greg Gille, Editor at Unquote and member of the awards judging panel commented:
 
“Despite continued macro-economic and political uncertainty during the judging period, the volume and quality of entries in this year’s Awards was second to none. This made for a particularly competitive and compelling process, and I have no doubt the winners really represent the best the industry has to offer, as it continues to provide great returns for investors and vital support to the UK economy.”
 
2017 Winners:
 
Fund Administrator
 
Aztec Group
Due Diligence
 
Intuitus
Law Firm – Deal Structuring
 
Addleshaw Goddard
Law Firm – Fund Structuring
 
Travers Smith
Placement Agent
 
Quest Fund Placement
Corporate Financier
 
Rothschild & Co.
Alternative Debt Provider
 
Beechbrook Capital
Debt Provider
 
HSBC
Responsible Investor
 
Palatine Private Equity
Value-Adding Initiative
 
Rutland Partner – Pizza Hut
Fundraising
 
Tenzing Private Equity – Tenzing Private Equity I
 
Venture & Growth Capital Exit
Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) – Skyscanner
 
Small Exit
Rutland Partners – Millbrook
 
Mid-Market Exit
CBPE Capital – Xafinity
 
Venture & Growth Capital House
Scottish Equity Partners (SEP)
 
Small Buyout House
NorthEdge Capital
 
Mid-Market Buyout House
Livingbridge
 
 
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T: +44(0)20 3741 1129
 
About the Unquote British Private Equity Awards:
Each year Unquote recognizes the contribution of private equity to the growth of British business at the annual awards.
In keeping with the values that have made Unquote the industry’s most trusted source of private equity information, there are four stages in the judging process for the awards. The independent judging process combines the balanced views of industry veterans with a vote from our expert readers. This high degree of scrutiny for all entries is what makes this such a respected industry event. Over 350 attendees attend the black-tie gala dinner in London each October. Visit britishprivateequityawards.com.
 
About Unquote:
Unquote, an Acuris company, provides fully validated information and data on European private equity markets and boasts the largest private equity research team in Europe. Unquote’s editorial team are able to get to the very heart of the regional markets that they cover and are regularly called on to comment on the state of the industry. Unquote is trusted by its readers, who cover the entire private equity spectrum to provide validated data, commentary and analysis to help them to make the right decisions for their business. Visit unquote.com.