The Drawdown Awards

Recognising Outstanding Private Equity Operations

Deadline for entries: Friday 25th June 2021
Awards Ceremony: Thursday 23rd September 2021, De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

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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.

The Drawdown Awards will recognise and reward leaders across 35 categories:


GP categories

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.