Each year we recognise the contribution of private equity to the growth of British business at our annual awards.
In keeping with the values that have made Unquote the industry’s most trusted source of private equity information, there are four stages in the judging process for the awards. The independent judging process combines the balanced views of industry veterans with a vote from our expert readers. This high degree of scrutiny for all entries is what makes this such a respected industry event.
“It’s such an important award and one of the most highly-regarded in the industry.”
Russell Healey, Partner, Foresight Group
Head of Global Private Equity
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Professor in the Practice of Finance, Director (M&A Research Centre)
“It’s great when you’re voted for by your peer group recognising a great deal.”
Alan Giddins, Managing Partner, Co-Head Private Equity, 3i
“I’m delighted we’ve had the whole team here tonight to celebrate with us.”
David Menton, Managing Partner, Synova Capital
Dress Code: Black Tie
Call to dinner
End of awards presentations (drinks and casino to start)
52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SD
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Rhonda RyanManaging Director, Head of EMEAPavilion Alternatives Group
Rhonda Ryan is a Partner on the global Investment Team and Head of the EMEA Investment Team at Pavilion Alternatives Group. She is responsible for leading manager research in the EMEA region as well as having overall responsibility for Pavilion’ EMEA portfolio. Rhonda has been working in International Investment since 1992, and has experience in Private Markets since 1997.
Ian Sale is one of London Team heads on HSBC’s Middle Market Financial Sponsors team. He has over 18 years’ experience in the leveraged finance arena, firstly with Lloyds Bank and now with HSBC. Ian and his team provide senior debt and working capital facilities for private equity investments in the UK and overseas. Ian also serves on the Member Engagement Advisory Committee of the BVCA.
Helen is a Partner and Head of Pantheon’s European Investment Team. Prior to joining Pantheon, Helen worked for Russell Investments, where she was Managing Director with overall responsibility for private equity in Europe. Helen holds a BA and a MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a MBA from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. Helen is also Chair of the BVCA for 2017 – 2018.
Richard is a Partner and member of Inflexion’s Executive Committee, Investment Committee and leads Inflexion’s focus on buyout opportunities.
Richard has been involved in many of Inflexion’s current and previous investments including Calco, PCMS, Chambers, Ocorian, Outdoor Plus, Kynetec, Alcumus Group, UK Power Reserve, Succession, Rhead Group, Phlexglobal, National Accident Helpline, FDM Group plc and Sanne Group plc.
Prior to becoming a private equity investor he was a partner with Andersen and Deloitte.
Richard supports the rest of the Investment Team as well as being a key investor himself. When not working, Richard pretends to cycle and likes to travel, but mostly is to be found spending time with his family. He has a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham and an MBA from Warwick. He is also a member of the Council of the University of Birmingham.
Adam is a co-founder of Rede Partners. He is responsible for the leading the Advisory team for all mandates bringing clients over 15 years of private equity fundraising experience during which he has led more than 30 primary fundraisings totalling over €30 billion of capital. He has also led secondary transactions totalling over €3 billion. Prior to co-founding Rede, Adam spent seven years at Credit Suisse in their Private Fund Group before becoming Director of Fundraising at Actis, a leading emerging markets private equity firm. Adam holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford.
Since becoming a partner in 2001 Tim has acted on over 150 completed transactions. He now heads up DLA’s European PE team of over 40 PE transactional partners. Tim acts for a number of PE houses and management teams, including in the last 12 months: the buyout of Bonhams; the exit of Tangerine Foods; the sale of Helly Hansen; the secondary buyout of Holland & Barrett; the buyout of Miller Homes; the LBO of International Car Wash Group by Roark Capital; the PE exit of Baywater by Duke Street and Souter Investments; and the secondary buyout of Teamsport by Duke Street.