2021 awards: It’s time to vote!

This is where you come in. Our ruminations as to who should make it on to our annual awards shortlists have intensified over the past few weeks, aided by the 2021 highlights that so many of you submitted (and for which we are very grateful). But now it’s time for you to tell us what you think by taking a little time out to register your votes here:


This year’s awards take in 53 different categories covering the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions, as well as a selection of global ones. Popular prizes include Lender of the Year, Fundraising of the Year and Deal of the Year, but we have some rather more esoteric categories as well. You are more than welcome to vote in all of them, but you can also dip in and out as you choose.

The usual rules apply, such as only voting once and not nominating your own firm. You will find the rules of engagement on the opening page of the poll as a reminder.

We know you are all extremely busy with the clock ticking down to the festive period, but we would urge you to take a brief time-out to help give your peers the recognition they deserve. Last year was a record for Private Debt Investor in terms of votes cast. Click here and please help us set a new record this time around.

Please note the deadline for voting is midnight PST on Wednesday 12 January 2022.