Every year since we’ve included categories for secondaries activity in sister publication Private Equity International‘s Annual Awards we’ve been astounded at the high quality of candidates and nominations received. Last year was no exception.

Despite global lockdowns and a pause in dealmaking in the first half of the year, the secondaries market rebounded to provide liquidity for portfolio holders and creative and novel structures to address liquidity needs across the globe. Nowhere was this more pertinent than in the area of GP-led secondaries – a sector that grew to around half of deal volume in 2020.

Most of the winners in this year’s awards are driving innovation in this area, and we commend them for it.

Here is the full list of winners:

See the full list of winners across more than 70 categories in the PEI Awards 2020 here