2017 Awards: Time is short to get in touch!

The end of this week will see the end of the first phase of our awards process – you can still play a role.

Time is running out! A while back, we asked you to remind us of your highlights of 2017 so we could begin researching and compiling shortlists of nominations for nearly 50 categories included in our annual awards, the industry’s highest-profile accolades.

You have until the end of this week to submit those highlights to us on the FORM HERE.

The awards recognise the achievements of the people and organisations that helped write the industry’s biggest stories during a year in which the private debt asset class has scaled new heights, easily surpassing previous fundraising peaks.

Voting starts at the turn of this month and we will be back in touch to alert you to where to register your votes. The winners will be announced next March.

The process through which our winners earn their places is rigorous and fair. As every year, nominees are selected via a lengthy process that involves poring over research. Senior team members from PDI and parent company PEI then consult industry leaders on the way to constructing an impartial shortlist.

Please note that submissions are not prerequisites or guarantees for inclusion in the nominations process. PDI’s editorial team will include them in the mix alongside our own considerations before determining four nominations per category. There will also be a fifth, blank category available for firms and individuals not nominated.

CRITERIA AND NOTES

The award nomination criteria is based on the development, growth and performance of the given investment or advisory firm. These include fundraising, investment performance, notable transactions closed or unique deal structuring, and key senior hires. While size and scale may be taken into consideration, it will not be the sole determinant, particularly if a novel or fresh approach is in place. Please keep any nominations brief, i.e. bullet points or short paragraphs rather than a 2017 manifesto.

Submissions can be made for multiple categories as well as multiple jurisdictions. As an example, a mid-market lender specialising in senior debt with a presence in the US and Europe could submit nominations for Lender of the Year and Senior Lender of the Year in both the Americas and Europe regions.

Also, submissions must be made for the jurisdiction in which the activity took place. For example, a Hong Kong-based placement agent that raises a fund in Europe would submit a nomination for Placement Agent of the Year in the Europe category, or a New York-headquartered general partner that closes a private equity-backed deal in Beijing would submit a nomination for Deal of the Year in the Asia-Pacific category.

Categories:

GLOBAL

Newcomer
Fund manager
Sponsored deal
Non-sponsored deal
CLO
Distressed deal

AMERICAS

Lender
Senior lender
Junior lender
Lower mid-market lender
BDC
Distressed debt investor
CLO manager
Infra debt manager
Real estate debt manager
Deal
Fundraising
Investor
Law firm
Placement agent
Fund financier
Specialty finance lender
Sell-side analyst
EUROPE

Lender
Senior lender
Junior lender
Lower mid-market lender
Distressed debt investor
CLO manager
Infra debt manager
Real estate debt manager
Deal
Fundraising
Investor
Fund financier
Law firm
Placement agent
Speciality finance lender
SME lender

ASIA PACIFIC

Lender
Distressed debt investor
Real estate debt manager
Infra debt manager
Deal
Fundraising
Fund financier
Law firm
Placement agent