PDI Awards 2015: The Shortlist

With more than 90 candidates in over 30 categories across three regions, this year's PDI Awards are bigger than ever.

From Pan-Asian lenders to European placement agents, it's your chance to vote for those who stood out from the rest. The deadline is Friday 8 January 2016 with the results announced in March. Note: voting for your own firm will be disregarded as will any votes from a cloud-based email address.

 

ASIA-PACIFIC

LENDER OF THE YEAR

Adamas Asset Management

KKR

SSG Capital Management

DISTRESSED DEBT INVESTOR OF THE YEAR

Shoreline Capital

SSG Capital Management

PAG

REAL ESTATE DEBT FUND MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Fortress

KKR

SSG Capital Management

INFRASTRUCTURE DEBT FUND MANAGER OF THE YEAR

AMP Capital

IFM Investors

Westbourne Capital

DEAL OF THE YEAR

GE leasing asset sale/Sankaty Advisors

GE Australia & New Zealand consumer finance unit sale/Varde Partners, KKR, Deutsche Bank

Vistra Group/Goldman Sachs & others

FUNDRAISING OF THE YEAR

Religare Credit Advisors

Shoreline Capital

SSG Capital Management

FUND FINANCIER OF THE YEAR 
(This category, formally bank of the year, is focused on the banks that have relationships with debt funds and support them via credit)

Citigroup

Silicon Valley Bank

Deutsche Bank

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Ashurst

Kirkland & Ellis

Ropes & Grey

PLACEMENT AGENT OF THE YEAR

Atlantic Pacific Capital

First Avenue

UBS

AMERICAS  

LENDER OF THE YEAR

Ares Capital Corporation

Golub Capital

GSO Capital Partners

SENIOR LENDER OF THE YEAR

Ares Capital Corporation

Golub Capital

TPG Specialty Lending (TSLX)

JUNIOR LENDER OF THE YEAR

GSO Capital Partners

Crescent Capital Group

Highbridge Principal Strategies

LOWER MID-MARKET LENDER OF THE YEAR

Monroe Capital

NewStar Financial

NXT Capital

BDC OF THE YEAR

Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD)

Golub Capital BDC (GBDC)

TPG Specialty Lending (TSLX)

DISTRESSED DEBT INVESTOR OF THE YEAR

Oak Hill Advisors

Fortress Investment Group

Oaktree Capital Management

CLO MANAGER OF THE YEAR

CIFC

Onex Corporation

The Carlyle Group

INFRASTRUCTURE DEBT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Allianz Global Investors

AMP Capital

Hastings Funds Management

REAL ESTATE DEBT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Blackstone (BREDS)

Mesa West Capital

Starwood Property Trust

DEAL OF THE YEAR

American Seafoods/Ares Capital Corporation

Data Device Corporation/Golub Capital

Lightower Fiber Networks/Highbridge & Partners Group

FUNDRAISING OF THE YEAR

Fortress Investment Group

GSO Capital Partners

Oaktree Capital Management

INVESTOR OF THE YEAR

New Jersey Division of Investments

OCERS

PSERS

FUND FINANCIER OF THE YEAR
(This category, formerly bank of the year, is focused on the banks that have relationships with debt funds and support them via credit lines and other services.)

Goldman Sachs

SunTrust

Wells Fargo

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Dechert

Latham & Watkins

Proskauer

PLACEMENT AGENT OF THE YEAR

First Avenue

Park Hill Group

Credit Suisse

EUROPE

LENDER OF THE YEAR

Alcentra

Ares Management

ICG

SENIOR LENDER OF THE YEAR

Alcentra

Ares Management

ICG

JUNIOR LENDER OF THE YEAR

GIC

Highbridge Principal Strategies

ICG

LOWER MID-MARKET LENDER OF THE YEAR

Beechbrook Capital

Idinvest

Proventus Capital Partners

DISTRESSED DEBT INVESTOR OF THE YEAR

Apollo Global Management

Highbridge Principal Strategies

LCM Partners

CLO MANAGER OF THE YEAR

3i Debt Management

Blackstone/GSO Capital Partners

Partners Group

INFRASTRUCTURE DEBT FUND MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Allianz Global Investors

AMP Capital

Macquarie

REAL ESTATE DEBT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

AXA Real Estate

DRC Capital

ICG-Longbow

DEAL OF THE YEAR

Fintrax/Ares Management

Fintyre/GSO Capital Partners

IGM Resins/HIG Whitehorse & Deutsche Bank


FUNDRAISING OF THE YEAR

BlueBay Asset Management

GSO Capital Partners

ICG

INVESTOR OF THE YEAR

London Pensions Fund Authority

Lancashire County Pension Fund

UNIQA

FUND FINANCIER OF THE YEAR
(This category, formerly bank of the year, is focused on the banks that have relationships with debt funds and support them via credit lines and other services.)

HSBC 

Lloyds

Royal Bank of Scotland

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Ashurst

Proskauer

Reed Smith

PLACEMENT AGENT OF THE YEAR

Arbour Partners

Citigroup

First Avenue

 

GLOBAL

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

 

AllianceBernstein Private Credit Investors (AB-PCI)

Neuberger Berman Private Debt

Pemberton