The Drawdown Awards
Recognising Outstanding Private Equity Operations
Details for the 2023 awards ceremony to be announced shortly
The Drawdown Awards celebrate excellence and innovation within private capital fund operations. The rigorous judging process, based on the views of a panel of leading private capital fund COOs, CFOs, CCOs, GCs and CTOs, ensures these awards stand out from the crowd as ‘ones to win’ and we hope they act as a catalyst to drive up service standards and operations across the sector.
Working with a judging panel of leading industry practitioners, these awards stand apart in both rigour and prestige.
This year’s ceremony took place on 9th June 2022 at Hilton London Bankside. Jo Caulfield, stand-up comedian, host, and comedy writer, hosted the Awards Gala in-person where she handed out well-deserved trophies, recognising and rewarding private equity leaders across 34 categories:
- 9 Technology Awards
- 6 Advisory Awards
- 5 Fund Administration Awards
- 2 Fund Financing Awards
- 2 IT Provider Awards
- 1 Legal Fund Formation Award
- 1 Foreign Exchange Award
- 1 Recruitment Award
- 7 GP Category Awards
The GP awards recognise a range of private equity operational leaders for outstanding contributions to their firm, their LPs, their portfolio companies, as well as their impact on the wider community. Judges assess the candidates on evidence of innovation, commercial acumen, efficient processes and testimonials from colleagues, clients and/or partners.
Service provider categories
The service provider awards celebrate a wide range of suppliers and vendors that have demonstrated expertise and top-class client services standards in their provision of services and advice to the private equity fund community. Success depends on a mixture of demonstrating customer and revenue growth, as well as detailing how new initiatives, products or services have aided the business and helped clients.