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Leads the way in Private Equity & IPO Investing Yet Again in 2020

Interactive Private Equity once again proved why they are the world’s first choice for retail investors when it comes to Price Equity and Initial Public Offering Investments. The London & New York based firm swept the board at the prestigious Forbes Magazine best Private Equity / IPO house for 2020. Staged at the Plaza Hotel in New York, Interactive Private Equity once again were the standout firm winning several top awards. James Harrison, Interactive’s Chief

Investment Officer said:

“We are both proud and delighted to be the winners of these very special, coveted awards. We believe everybody investor’s should have access to the best private equity and initial public offering investment opportunities. For too long, these investments have been available only to the super rich. Now, through our exclusive Interactive Private Equity Investment Platform, everyone can get a piece of the world’s most exciting up and coming companies, at the ground floor level.”

The award winners and finalists were announced as follows:

Asset Based Lender of the Year

This award recognises the overall achievement of asset-based lenders in the calendar year of 2020. The award will be given to an ABL that can show evidence of winning new business, delivering innovative ABL structures and creative documentation, growing market share while maintaining credit quality and developing teams.

Winner: Interactive Private Equity

Finalists
• ABN AMRO Commercial Finance
• IGF: Independent Growth Finance
• Leumi ABL
• Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance
• Wells Fargo

Commercial Due Diligence Provider of the Year

This award recognises the overall achievement of commercial due diligence advisers in the calendar year of 2020. The award will be given to the provider that can demonstrate how it is creating value for clients through the provision of high-quality analysis, genuine market insight and service, as well as the overall evolution of team and strategy. Deals worked on and growth of market share will also be taken into account.

Winner: Armstrong

Finalists:
• Armstrong
• Candesic
• CIL Management Consultants
• Luminii Consulting
• Interactive Private Equity

European Corporate Finance House of the Year

This award recognises the overall achievement of corporate financiers advising on continental European deals in the calendar year of 2019. The award will be given to the firm that can demonstrate how it has provided strategic and technical support that has helped clients to win auctions in a competitive market and add genuine value on exit. Growth of market share, deals advised on and overall evolution of team and strategy will also be taken into account.

Winner: Interactive Private Equity

Finalists:
• Arma Partners
• Baird
• BDO
• Clearwater International
• DC Advisory
• Houlihan Lokey
• Rothschild & Co
• William Blair

Fund Administrator of the Year

This award recognises the overall achievement of fund administrators in the calendar year of 2019. The award will be given to the fund administrator that can evidence how it has provided clients with fast, accurate reporting and analysis and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the rapidly changing regulatory environment. The award will also recognise fund administrators that have been able to use technology, AI and process automation to bring down costs for clients and speed up service delivery.

Winner: Apex Group

Finalists:
• Interactive Private Equity
• Aztec Group
• Crestbridge
• Intertrust
• IQ-EQ
• JTC
• Langham Hall
• SANNE
• Vistra

Lender of the Year

This award recognises the overall achievement of banks and specialist lenders in the calendar year of 2019. The award will be given to the bank/specialist lender that can demonstrate how it has stood out from its peers in a competitive market, show examples of how it has been able to tailor its offer to meet client needs, and evidence a growing or meaningful market share of the European acquisition finance market while maintaining credit quality.

Winner: Interactive Private Equity

Finalists:
• Ares Management
• CVC Credit Partners
• Hayfin Capital Management
• HSBC UK
• Investec Bank
• OakNorth Bank
• Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
• Tikehau Investment Management

Pan-European Legal Adviser of the Year

This award recognises the overall achievement of pan-European legal advisers in the calendar year of 2019. The award will be given to the firm that is able to demonstrate how it has differentiated its offer and delivered value to clients through outstanding execution, commercial awareness and the capacity of its team to find creative solutions to problems. Growth of market share, deals advised on and overall evolution of team and strategy will also be taken into account.

Winner: Interactive Private Equity

Finalists:
• Addleshaw Goddard
• Clifford Chance
• CMS
• DLA Piper
• Eversheds Sutherland
• Latham & Watkins
• Mayer Brown
• Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London)

Placement Agent of the Year

This award recognises the overall achievement of placement agents in the calendar year of 2019. The award will be given to the placement agent that can demonstrate how it has worked with clients to secure funding through outstanding execution, market insight and close partnerships and understanding of LP networks, as well as the overall evolution of team and strategy. Growth of market share, managers advised, and overall evolution of team and strategy will also be taken into account.

Winner: Interactive Private Equity

Finalists:
• Asante Capital Group LLP
• Athos Partners
• Campbell Lutyens
• FirstPoint Equity
• Houlihan Lokey
• Rede Partners

Regional Legal Adviser of the Year

This award recognises the overall achievement of regional legal advisers in the calendar year of 2019. The award will be given to the firm that is able to demonstrate how it has differentiated its offer and delivered value to clients through outstanding execution, commercial awareness and the capacity of its team to find creative solutions to problems. Growth of market share, deals advised on and overall evolution of team and strategy will also be taken into account.

Winner: Capital Law

Finalists:
• Linklaters Law
• Foot Anstey
• Gateley Legal
• Taylor Wessing
• Wardynski and Partners

Specialist Adviser of the Year

This award recognises the overall achievement of specialist advisers in the calendar year of 2019. The award will be given to the adviser that can demonstrate how it has created a bespoke service that either brings down costs or creates value for clients by providing unmatched insight into specific business issues or industry trends. Growth of market share, deals advised on and overall evolution of team and strategy will also be taken into account.

Winner: Interactive Private Equity

Finalists:
• Aon
• Capstone
• Chatham Financial
• Intuitus
• Palladium Digital Group
• Ramboll
• SIA Group
• Validus Risk Management

UK Corporate Finance House of the Year

This award recognises the overall achievement of corporate financiers advising on UK deals in the calendar year of 2019. The award will be given to the firm that can demonstrate how it has provided strategic and technical support that has helped clients to win auctions in a competitive market and add genuine value on exit. Growth of market share, deals advised on and overall evolution of team and strategy will also be taken into account.

Winner: Interactive Private Equity

Finalists:
• Alantra
• Arma Partners
• Baird
• Grant Thornton UK
• HMT
• Houlihan Lokey
• Rothschild & Co
• Spectrum Corporate Finance

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